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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] Healthcare Fraud and Investigations Increase; 22 Dos and Don'ts for ASCs Selling Shares to Drs/Court Ruling on "Reasonable Charges" May Impact OON Providers/Last Day for Early Reg Discount-Save Up to $150-Reg Today!
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
Sept. 7, 2010

1. Healthcare Fraud Investigations Increase; Greater Caution Urged in ASC Share Sales to Physicians; 22 Dos and Don'ts on Selling ASC Shares. Click Here

2. Appeals Court Rules Health Plan Administrator Abused Discretion in Determining Discounted Rate was "Unreasonable," Case May Have Implications for OON Providers. Click Here

3. Critical Guidance for Complying With Anesthesia Infection Control Rules. Click Here

4. Last Day for Early Registration Discounts! Learn
How to Grow Profits and Hear Bobby Knight, Tucker Carlson and 120 Focused ASC Speakers. Download the conference brochure and register today. Click Here

5. 10 Most-Read Articles on Becker's ASC Review in August 2010: Future of ASCs in Five Years - Predictions on the Most Common Ownership Model; 10 Top Concerns for Administrators; CMS Issues Proposed Rule on Changes to Stark In-Office Ancillary Services Exception; 5 Best Practices for Compensating Administrators; and More. Click Here

6. Colorado Governor Plans to Opt Out of Physician Supervision for Anesthesia. Click Here

7. Job Openings: Deuk Spine Institute located in Florida is Seeking a Spine Surgeon, Interventional Pain Management Specialist, Spine Surgery Fellowship Candidates and a Front Desk/Billing Supervisor. Click Here

8. 10 Sets of ASC Compensation Statistics. Click Here

9. Small Changes to Registration Script Language Can Be Big Boost to ASC Collections. Click Here
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10. Study: Non-Specialists Repeat Colonoscopies With Greater Frequency Than Gastroenterologists. Click Here

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