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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 12 Issues Facing ASCs in 2012 | OIG to Compare ASC Payment, Quality to HOPDs | Free ASC Supply Chain Webinar on Oct. 18 | Blue Shield of CA Recs ASCs Over Hosps | SCA Names New CFO
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
Oct. 12, 2011

1. What Surgery Centers Should Watch for in 2012: 12 Issues Facing ASCs. Click Here

2. OIG to Compare Surgery Center Payment Rates, Safety and Quality to HOPDs. Click Here

3. Blue Shield of California Recommends Use of ASCs Over Hospitals. Click Here  


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


5. Surgical Care Affiliates Names Pete Clemens CFOClick Here  


6. SC Eye Surgeon to Broadcast Laser Cataract Surgery From ASC. Click Here
7. CMS Considering Medicare Coverage of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy. Click Here


8. Free Webinar: "ASCs: Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Supply Chain Excellence" (Oct. 18; 1:15 PM-2:15 PM CDT). Presented by Provista Co. Space is limited; reserve your spot today! Click Here 


9. CA Law Tightens Oversight of Surgery Centers. Click Here  


10. 10 Must-Reads From the Week of Oct. 3. Click Here           


11. Job Opening: Surgical Care Affiliates Seeks Administrator for Iowa ASC. Click Here  


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22. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

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