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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 106 ASC Physician Leaders/Blue Cross Ordered to Pay IL ASC $3M in OON Lawsuit/24 Ortho Practices With Great Sports Med Programs
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
Sept. 21, 2010

1. 106 Physician Leaders in the ASC Industry. Click Here

2. Illinois Court Orders Blue Cross to Pay Surgery Center Almost $3 Million in Out-of-Network Lawsuit; Ruling has Implications for ASCs Nationwide. Click Here 

3. 24 Orthopedic Practices With Great Sports Medicine Programs.Click Here

4. Less Than Four weeks Until 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 21-23, Chicago). Just 40 Registration Spots Remain! Join More Than 700 People at the Best ASC Business Conference. Hear Bobby Knight, Tucker Carlson and 120 Focused ASC Speakers!  Click Here

5. How Do ASCs Determine and Distribute Facility Profits Among Owners: Q&A With Scott Becker. Click Here

6. ASC GI $100,000 Question: Are You Billing for Second Maneuvers? Click Here
Features insight from John Poisson of Physicians Endoscopy.

7. Nominations Sought for Great GI-Driven ASCs and Great ENT-Driven ASCs. Send nominations to

8. 8 Ways to Save More Money on ASC Supplies. Click Here

9. CMS Proposes Further Crackdown on Medicare, Medicaid Fraud. Click Here

10. Next Year's Medicare Payments to Anesthesiologists: Not Quite as Dire. Click Here

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