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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] ACOs: 9 Observations/How to Benchmark ASC A/R Days/3 Medical Specialties Most Pursued for Hospital Employment
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
Oct. 12, 2010

1. Accountable Care Organizations - 9 Observations. Click Here Written by Scott Becker, JD, CPA, of McGuireWoods.

2. Truth Behind A/R Days: Why It's the Most Important ASC Business Statistic and Why Most ASCs Have it Wrong. Click Here Features insight from Joe Zasa of ASD Management.

3. 3 Medical Specialties Most Pursued for Employment by Hospitals. Click  Here

4. New Out-of-Network Bill in New Jersey Would Further Regulate Such Relationships. Click Here

5. Only 4 Days Left to Register for the 17th Annual Improving Profitability, Business and Legal Issues for ASCs Conference (Oct. 21-23, Chicago). To register, Click Here

6. Pennsylvania Adds 19 Surgery Centers in 2009, But Profits Level Off. Click Here 

7. Two Days Until Free Webinar: How to Adopt Electronic Health Records Without Losing Physician Productivity. Thursday, Oct. 14 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST). Reserve Your Spot Today! Click Here

8. Hawaii's Largest Insurer Discouraging Propofol for Colonoscopy. Click Here

9. Selling an ASC Ownership Interest to Physicians: Overview of Federal and State Laws and Regulations. Click  Here Written by James Shafer, JD, of Clark Hill.

10. CMS Seeks Comments on Value-Based Purchasing Program for Surgery Centers. Click Here

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