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Subject: Most Read Stories: CMS' Proposed 2015 ASC Physician Payment Changes | 4 Opportunities for Trimming the Fat at ASCs | 22 New Physician-Owned ASCs in 2014 | $590M AmSurg Stock Proceeds, USPI Acquisitions & More: 5 Key Notes
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July 23, 2014
Today's Top Stories
1. CMS Proposes 2015 ASC, HOPD Physician Fee Schedule Payment Changes: 5 Things to Know Full story
2. 4 Great Opportunities for Trimming the Fat at Surgery Centers Full Story 

3. 22 Physician-Owned ASCs Opening or Announced in 2014
Full story
4. Upcoming Webinar: Orthopedic Service Line Optimization: How to Use Big Data for Your Value-Based Purchasing Decisions Register here  
5. 5 Elements of Successful Emergency Management for ASCs Full story

$590M AmSurg Stock Offering Proceeds, USPI Acquisition & More: 5 Recent Key Notes on ASC Companies  

Speaker Spotlight: Jeff Blankinship, President and Chief Executive Officer, Surgical Notes, speaking on the topic "New Shareable Ink Technology," at the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting.
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8. Price Transparency Will Save Healthcare $15B: How ASCs Are Taking Advantage Full story


9. 12 Anesthesia Group Mergers in 2014 to Know Full story 


10. AmSurg Completes $2.35B Sheridan Acquisition Full story
11. 7 Medicare 2015 Proposed Payment Changes Affecting GI

12.  5 Common GI & Endoscopy Coding and Billing Mistakes
13. 5 Solutions to Generate Improved ASC Cash Flow 14. Study Identifies New Side Effects in Young Children 15. List Calls:
  • Becker's ASC Review is compiling a list of orthopedic ASCs 10,000 square feet or larger. For more information or to make a recommendation for this list, please contact Carrie Pallardy at
  • Becker's ASC Review is compiling a list of centers with unique cost-cutting initiatives. For more information or to make a recommendation for this list, please contact Anuja Vaidya at
Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting
Speaker Spotlight: The Evolution of Hospital and Health System - The Best Ideas for High Performing Health Systems Now
Presented by: Anthony A. Armada, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Swedish Health Services
Conference Dates: May 15-17, 2014
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