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Subject: 10 New Articles Added to Becker's ASC Review Channels and 3 Most Read ASC Legal Columns: 10 Key Legal Issues Facing ASCs | ASC Case Volume Mix Stats | 4 Ways to Improve Relationships Between Surgeons and Anesthesiologists |
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3 Most Read ASC Legal Columns and 10 New Articles Added to Becker's ASC Review's Channels
July 30, 2010

1. 10 Key Legal Issues Facing Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Click Here

2. A Review of OIG Self Referral and Antikickback Cases: 6 Categories of Non-Compliant Physician Relationships and 8 Recent Cases. Click Here

3. 11 Things to Know About the False Claims Act. Click Here

4. ASC Case Volume Mix as a Percent of Total Cases (ASC Valuations, Transactions and Finance Issues)Click Here

5. 4 Ways ASCs Can Improve Relationships Between Surgeons and Anesthesiologists (Anesthesia). Click Here

6. Understanding Financials: Your Income Statement, by Matt Lau of Regent Surgical Health (ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance). Click Here Learn more about Regent Surgical Health.

7. 10 Best Practices for Establishing Internal Coding Audits, by Cristina Bentin of Coding Compliance Management (Coding, Billing & Collections). Click Here

8. 6 Ways the Recession has Affected Lending for ASC Start-Ups
(ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance). Click Here Features insight from Robert Westergard of ASCOA.

9. 5 Financial Statistics About Orthopedics in ASCs (ASC Valuations, Transactions and Finance Issues). Click Here

10. 5 Steps to Improve Operational Efficiency in a GI ASC (GI and Endoscopy)Click Here

11. Meeting Standards for Reprocessing Single-Use Devices and Equipment (ASC Accreditation and Patient Safety). Click Here

12.  Understand When Modifier -59 is Appropriate for Use With 62311 (Lumbar Epidural) and Other Pain Procedures (Coding, Billing & Collections). Click Here

13. WSJ Article Weighs Effectiveness of High-Definition Colonoscopy (GI and Endoscopy). Click Here

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17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference: Oct. 21-23, Chicago

Register today for the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 21-23, 2010; Chicago) by clicking here. This exclusive conference, sponsored by the Ambulatory Surgery Association, Ambulatory Surgery Foundation and Becker's ASC Review, is focused on key business, financial, clinical and legal issues facing ASCs. It brings together ASC business and strategy leaders to discuss how to improve your organization and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times.

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1. Taking Bold Steps to Build Case Volume: Our Direct Access, Screening Colonoscopy Program - A Great Case Study - Cindy Givens, Executive Director, and Christine Corbin, MD, Medical Director, Surgery Center at Tanasbourne

2. Practical Tips for Recruiting Physicians - Dale Holmes, Administrator, Warner Park Surgery Center

3. Information Technology - Key Ways to Improve Your Centers Operations - What are the Best Solutions? - Jennifer Brown, RN, Nurse Manager, Gastroenterology Associates of Central Virginia

4. Great Medical Director - Dawn McLane, RN, MSA, CASC, CNOR, Chief Development Officer, Nikitis Resource Group, and Jenni Foster, MD, The ASC at Flagstaff

5. Building Outstanding and Profitable Pain Management Programs, Making Pain Profitable - Stephen Rosenbaum CEO, and Robin Fowler,
MD, Medical Director, Interventional Management Services

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