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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] ASCs and Independent Hospitals: Same Challenges, Different Scale | Fall's Best Networking Opportunity - Reg. Ends Oct. 27 for ASC Conf! | 10 Signs Your ASC Is in Trouble | Advocate's ACO Contract With IL Blues Won't Affect ASC Referrals
Becker's ASC Review
News and Analysis
October 03, 2011

6 Reasons Independent Hospitals and ASCs Face Similar Challenges on a Different Scale. Click Here

2. Advocate's ACO Contract With Ill. Blues Won't Affect ASC Referrals. Click Here

3. 10 Signs Your ASC is in Trouble. Click Here

4. ASC Industry's Premier Fall Event Almost Sold Out: Registration Closes Oct. 27 for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference (Oct. 27-29, Chicago). Register today! Click Here    


5. ASC Cuts Possible From Congressional Deficit Reduction Committee. Click Here     


6. New Colorado Surgery Center Coming to Boulder. Click Here     

7. 20 Benchmarks on Payor Mix in Surgery Centers. Click Here        

8. Free Webinar: "What Every ASC Needs to Know About HITECH Regulations, EHR Incentive Program & Use of IT in Surgery Centers" (Oct. 4; 12:00 PM CT-1:00 PM CDT). Presented by ProVation Medical. Reserve your spot today! Click Here

Ohio Surgery Centers Plan 'Advocacy Day' in DC. Click Here

10. Owner of Texas' United DME Faces 10 Years in Prison for Fraud Scheme. Click Here

11. ASC Job Opening: Nurse Manager for Wisconsin Surgery Center. 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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1. 90 Sessions, 132 Speakers

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4. Earn your CME, CASC and CEU Credits

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A. The Future Is Now, Preparing You and Your Practice for a Changing Environment - Pedro Vergne-Marini, MD, Founder and Managing Member, Physicians' Capital Investments

B. RAC Readiness - Elizabeth Lamkin, Partner, and William C. Behrens, Partner, PACE Healthcare Consulting

C. Urology Issues for ASCs - Herbert W. Riemenschneider, MD, Riverside Urology

D. Accreditation 101, Everything You Need to Know About Accreditation - Bernard McDonnell, DO, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program 

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1. Becker's Hospital Review
2. Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review   

3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
- sponsored by ASCOA 
4. ASC Transactions & Valuation Issues
- sponsored by VMG Health 
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 
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15. Interventional Management Services:; 

16. Laser Spine Institute: 

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20. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:;   

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23. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

24. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

25. Regent Surgical Health:;  


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