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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 15 Most Read Articles: CMS Proposes Rule Change for Stark In-Office Ancillary Services Exception/Predictions of the Future of ASCs in 5 Years/10 Current Topics on ASC Billing and Coding
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15 Most Read Articles From
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August 27, 2010

1. CMS Issues Proposed Rule on Changes to Stark In-Office Ancillary Services Exception. Click Here

2. More Predictions of the Future of ASCs in Five Years: Most Common Ownership Model. Click Here

3. 10 Current Topics on ASC Billing and Coding. Click Here

4. Only 4 Days Left for Early Registration Discounts to the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 2010, Chicago)! It features the best business and legal speakers in the ASC industry: 123 speakers for 83 sessions. Download the conference brochure and register today! Click Here

5. Scott Becker Slams Study on Effect of Physician Ownership of ASCs and Hospitals. Click Here

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

7. Thank You to the October 2010 ASC Conference Sponsors. Click Here

8. 20 ASCs Performing More Than 10,000 Cases Annually. Click Here

9. 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Click Here

10. Future of ASCs in Five Years: Predictions on the Most Common Ownership Model. Click Here

11. Setting Share Price for Prospective Physician-Investors: Q&A With Greg Koonsman of VMG Health. Click Here

12. 10 Top Concerns for ASC Administrators. Click Here

13. 10 of the Largest Fraud & Abuse, Stark Act and Anti-Kickback Violation Settlements in 2010. Click Here

14. Study: Dramatic Shortage of Anesthesiologists, Surplus of Nurse Anesthetists Projected by 2020. Click Here

15. 3 Factors That Can Increase the Value of ASCs to a Potential Corporate or Hospital Partner. Click Here

16. 3 Common Problems in Underperforming ASCs. Click Here

17. 20 Ophthalmology-Driven ASCs to Know. Click Here

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