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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Allstate $5M NY Fraud Suit Includes Surgery Center Mgmt Co | Hosp CEO Strategy Roundtable: 9 Leaders on Healthcare Changes | 135 Leading Ophthalmologists | 8 Days Left for Early Reg Discounts: 18 Annual ASC Conf - Reg Today!
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
August 24, 2011

1. Allstate Files $5M Fraud Suit Against New York Surgery Center Management Company, 9 Other Defendants. Click Here

2. Becker's Hospital Review Annual CEO Strategy Roundtable: 9 Leaders Discuss the Changing Healthcare Environment. Click Here

3. 135 Leading Ophthalmologists in AmericaClick Here      

4. 8 Days Left for Early Registration Discounts for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Learn more and register today! Click Here 

5. 5 Must-Have Technologies for Effective Surgery Center Physician Recruitment. Click Here

6. 8 Key Human Relations Challenges for an ASC. Click Here

7. Jen Johnson Promoted to Partner of VMG Health. Click Here

8. Free Upcoming Webinar: Critical Guidance for Hospital Integration of Independent Physicians (Tues., Sept. 20 at 1:15 p.m. CDT). Reserve your spot today by clicking here!

9. ASC Administrator Hired as Wisconsin Hospital CEOClick Here

10. 10 ASC Must-Reads From the Week of Aug. 15. Click Here

11. Job Openings: Surgical Care Affiliates Seeks Business Office Support Coordinator | Director of Revenue Cycle Integration | Group Director of Clinical Services for Southern California
(click each title to learn more about the position and how to apply).


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C. Advanced Benchmarking of Financial and Clinical Results - John Goehle, CASC, MBA, CPA, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies, LLC


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2. Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review   

3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
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