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Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
Sept. 30, 2010

1. Impact of November Elections on ASCs: Q&A With Andrew Hayek of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Advocacy Committee. Click Here          

2. CMS Issues Stark Act Voluntary Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol - 9 Key ConceptsClick Here  

3. 35 Statistics About GI/Endoscopy. Click Here   

4. Massachusetts Hospital Close to Acquiring Physician-Owned ASC; ASC Industry Leaders Luke Lambert of ASCOA and Linda Rahm of MASA Provide Comments on Hospital Acquisition TrendsClick Here

5. Registration Closes Oct. 7/14 Spots Left for the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, and Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 21-23, Chicago). Click Here

6. New ASCs Open in Georgia, New Jersey, Washington; Surgical Care Affiliates' Hawaii Joint-Venture ASC Opens. Click Here
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8. 3 Major Issues Affecting Maryland ASCs - Changes to CON Process, New Legislators and Low Participation With State AssociationClick Here

9. Failure to Stock ASC With Recommended Amount of Dantrolene Brings CMS Citation to California Hospital. Click Here

10. How Quality Reporting and Information Technology Requirements Will Impact ASCs
. Click Here Features insight from Sarah Martin of Meridian Surgical Partners.

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