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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] From ASC Admin to Exec: 4 Industry Leaders Discuss the Transition | Appeals Court Rules Against NJ ASCs in Horizon Lawsuit | Early Reg Discounts Extended to Sept. 9 for Oct. ASC Conf! | 10 Metrics to Measure Physician Performance
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
September 6, 2011

1. From Surgery Center Administrator to Executive: 4 Industry Leaders Discuss Their Transition. Click Here

2. Appeals Court Rules Against New Jersey Surgery Centers in Horizon Lawsuit. Click Here

3. 7
Out-of-the-Box Ideas to Cut Costs on Surgery Center Supplies. Click Here

4. Early Registration Discounts Extended to Friday, September 9th for the 18th Annual ASCs Conference (Oct. 27-29, 2011; Chicago). Less Than 115 Spots Remain. Register today! Click Here 
5. 10 Metrics for Measuring Physician PerformanceClick Here

6. 18 Medical Professionals Charged With Medicare Fraud Schemes in Detroit. Click Here  

7. Healthcare Fraud Prosecutions Expected to Increase by 85%. Click Here

8. Lou Holtz vs. Jimmy Johnson:  Please email Scott Becker at to tell us who you'd prefer as one of the keynote speakers for next year's 10th Annual Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference.

9. 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!

10. 10 Most-Read Reports From Becker's ASC Review in August. Click Here  


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A. Climbing Up the Mountain - One More Time - Bill Walton, Former ABC, ESPN, NBC Basketball Announcer, Hall of Fame NBA Basketball Player

B. Impact of Healthcare Reform on Physician Practices and ASCs - Charles "Chuck" Peck, MD, CEO, Health Inventures

C. How to Improve Coding for ASC Procedures -- A Discussion of Orthopedic, GI and Ophthalmology Procedures - Stephanie Ellis, RN, CPC, President, Ellis Medical Consulting

D. Meaningful Use, EMR and Other Key IT Issues for ASCs - Marion K. Jenkins, PhD, FHIMSS, Founder, CEO, OSE Technologies, Scott Palmer, President & COO, Ambulatory Surgery Center Division, SourceMedical Solutions, Jeff Blankinship, President & CEO, Surgical Notes, Faris Zureikat, Administrator, North Texas Surgery Center, USPI, Holly Carnell, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP

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3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
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4. ASC Transactions & Valuation Issues
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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    
23 Companies to Know


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9. HealthCare Appraisers:  

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14. ASC Turnaround Group:;   

15. Laser Spine Institute: 

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19. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:; 

20. Pinnacle III:; 

21. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

22. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

23. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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