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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
August 19, 2010

1. Responses to Study on Effect of Physician Ownership of ASCs and Hospitals: Scott Becker: Click Here ASCAC and Andrew Hayek: Click Here

2. OIG Report Finds Medicare Overpaid Physicians $13.8M Due to Incorrect Site-of-Service Codes. Click Here

3. Medical Facilities Corp. Reports $2.5M Profit, Plans to Sell Stake in California ASC. Click Here

4. Early Registation Ends Sept. 1! The Best Business Speakers in the ASC Industry Present at the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 2010, Chicago). 123 more speakers for 83 sessions. Download the conference brochure and register today. Click Here

5. 19 ASCs Performing More than 10,000 Cases Annually. Click Here

6. 5 Ways to Improve Hospital-Physician Alignment.
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7. Job openings: Administrator Sought for Nine USPI ASCs Throughout United States. Click Here

8. Job opening: ASC Billing Expert in New Jersey (Montvale). Click Here

9. Joint Commission Announces ASC Wrong Site Surgery Program Pilot Participants. Click Here
Thank you to The Joint Commission for sponsoring the Physician-Owned Hospitals track at the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference. Learn more about The Joint Commission.If you are interested in sponsoring a track at the conference, e-mail

10. Ophthalmology-Driven ASC Prospers Under Tough New York CON Process. Click Here

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The best business speakers present at the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 21-23, 2010; Chicago). Register by clicking here. This exclusive conference 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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