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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Scott Becker: 9 Observations on the ASC Market | Who Can Pay More for an ASC: Hosp or Mgmt Company? | 7 Cases of Healthcare Fraud Involving Physicians | 180 Spots Remain for the Oct. ASC Conf -- Early Registration Ends Sept. 1! | Podcast Interview With Joe Zasa on Changing Healthcare Markets
Becker's ASC Review

News and Analysis
August 22, 2011

1. 9 Observations on the ASC Market. Click Here Written by Scott Becker, JD, CPA, McGuireWoods. 

2. Who Can Pay More for a Surgery Center: Hospital or Management Company? Click Here

3. 7 Cases of Healthcare Fraud Involving Physicians. Click Here

4.  Less Than 180 Spots Remain and Early Registration Ends Sept. 1 for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Learn more and register today! Click Here 

5. Podcast Interview With Joe Zasa of ASD Management: Preparing ASCs for Changing Healthcare Markets. Click Here  

6. HealthCare Appraisers Expands to Offer Fixed Asset Appraisal Services. Click Here

7. 4 Biggest Challenges for Surgery Centers -- and How to Address Each One. Click Here  

8. Humana Fined $3.3M for Failing to Report Healthcare Fraud in Florida. Click Here

9. California Newspaper Publishes List of Region's Freestanding Surgical Centers by Volume. Click Here

10. Teva Goes to Trial Over Hepatitis Cases Linked to Tainted Propofol Vials. Click Here  

11. Healthcare Private Equity Golf Outing: McGuireWoods is hosting its 2nd Annual Healthcare Investors Golf Outing in Chicago on Sept. 15. For more information, please contact

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B. ASC Turnaround Case Study: From Zero to Wow! Joe Zasa, JD, Managing Partner, ASD Management, and Daniel C. "Skip" Daube, Jr., MD, FACS, Founder, Surgical Center for Excellence, Panama City 


C. Anesthesia in ASCs - David Shapiro, MD, CHC, CHCQM, CHPRM, LHRM, CASC, Partner, Ambulatory Surgery Company, LLC  


D. Governing Body Documentation, Meeting CMS and Accreditation Requirements -- Sandra Jones, FHFMA, LHRM, CASC, Ambulatory Strategies, Inc.     


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1. Becker's Hospital Review
2. Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review   

3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
- sponsored by ASCOA 
4. ASC Transactions & Valuation Issues
- sponsored by VMG Health 
5. Stark Act & Antikickback Statute

6. Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services 
7. GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
- sponsored by Physicians Endoscopy and Olympus
8. Pain Management
Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASCs
10. ASC Coding, Billing & Collections - sponsored by AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions 
ASC Supply Chain & Materials Management - sponsored by B. Braun Medical 
12. ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
- sponsored by AAAHC
ASC Quality & Infection Control 
14. 100 Best Places to Work - 2011    
25 Companies to Know


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24. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

25. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

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