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Subject: [Becker's ASC Review] 5 Signs Your ASC is Unprepared for HC Reform | 10 Ideas for Improvement From 10 ASC Leaders | Free Supply Chain Webinar on Tuesday! | Longtime ASCA Leader Kathy Bryant Takes Position With CMS | ASC Leaders Meet with Congressional Delegations
Becker's ASC Review
News & Analysis
Oct. 17, 2011

1. 5 Signs Your Surgery Center is Unprepared for Healthcare Reform. Click Here

2. ASC Leaders From OH, KY Meet With Congressional Delegations. Click Here

3. Kathy Bryant, Longtime Executive Director of ASC Association, Named Deputy Director for the Division of Practitioner Services in the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group for the Center for Medicare. Click Here  


4. Two Physicians Charged in Alleged Medicare Fraud Scheme in Los Angeles. Click Here  


5. 10 Best Practices for Surgery Center Improvement From 10 ASC Leaders. Click Here
6. 2012 CPT Arthroscopy Revisions Pose Financial Hit to Both ASCs and Surgeons. Click Here


7. 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 


8. 10 Points on the Compensation and Workload of Surgery Center Nurses. Click Here  


9. Why Your ASC Might Be Paying Its Coding Team More in the Future. Click Here           


10. Job Opening: Administrator for Manhattan Surgery Center. Click Here  


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3. ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
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14. 100 Best Places to Work - 2011    
23 Companies to Know


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19. Laser Spine Institute: 

20. Amerinet:; 

21. Practice Partners in Healthcare:;
22. Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program:;  
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24. Surgical Management Professionals:; 

25. McKesson Medical-Surgical:  

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