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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 5 Ways ASCs Can Cut Costs | 8 Points on Renovating an ASC | 30 Spots Left for Oct. ASC Conf - Register Now! | Kentucky Physicians Challenge Plan to Let Optometrists Do Eye Surgery | Wyo. ASCs Form State Association
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
September 12, 2011

1. 5 Ways ASCs Can Cut Costs: Thoughts From Larry Taylor of Practice Partners in Healthcare. Click Here

2. 8 Points on Construction When Renovating a Surgery Center
. Click Here

3. Kentucky Physicians File Challenge of Plan to Let Optometrists Do Eye Surgery
. Click Here

4. 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, Chicago) to include keynote speaker Sam Donaldson discussing politics in Washington. He will also moderate a panel on the future of healthcare with Congressman Dr. Tom Price, ASCOA CEO Dr. Brent Lambert, Regent Surgical Health CEO Tom Mallon and PHA President Mike Russel. Less than 30 spots left. Register today! Click Here 

5. ASC Leader Michael Guarino Testifies in Congress on Healthcare Consolidation, Surgery Center Reimbursement Gap. Click Here

6. State Rejects Plans for New North Carolina Surgery Center. Click Here

7. 8 Common Coding Errors in Surgery Centers. Click Here

8. ASC Legislation Adds 5 More Cosponsors. Click Here

9. Subscribe to our new Pain Management E-Weekly to receive up-to-date news on pain management. To register, Click Here.

10. Wyoming Surgery Centers Form State Association. Click Here

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This exclusive conference -- the Best Fall ASC Business & Clinical Conference -- is presented by Becker's ASC Review, ASC Communications, the ASC Association and the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation and takes place Oct. 27-29 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. It brings together surgeons, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve your ASC and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times. Learn more about the conference by clicking here.

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Regina Robinson, Director, Peninsula Surgery Center

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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 
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12. ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
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