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Subject: How useful are CONs? | 5 hospital-ASC partnerships | 7 things CEOs hate | Register for Oct. ASC conference today
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August 19, 2014
Today's Top Stories

1. How useful is the CON? Full story
2. 5 hospital ASC plans & partnerships Full story  


3. USPI operating income grows 18%: 5 Q2 financial result key notes Full story
4. Becker's Healthcare is seeking speakers for the 13th Annual Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine, June 11-13, 2015 in Chicago. Contact Scott Becker at and Lauren Groeper at for more information.  


5. Can emails curb SSIs?  
6. Successful ASC peer review: Administrator Q&A Full story 

7. Whitepaper: "How Your ASC Business Office Can Immediately Increase Cash Flow." This whitepaper explores how your facility can increase cash flow, decrease bad debt and start collecting payment on or before date of service with the all new in2itive Patient Estimator Tool, developed exclusively for healthcare business offices. Click here to access the paper.  
8. AMA requests publication delay for Sunshine Act database Full story  


9. 7 things CEOs hate Full story

10. Speaker spotlight: Mary Ryan, Administrator, Tri-State Surgery Center speaking on the topic: "ASCs 10 Months and 10 Years Into the Future: Emerging Business Issues in ASCs," at Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs. Register here
11. 10 concerns and trends facing healthcare right now  
12. List calls: Becker's ASC is creating lists of orthopedic ASCs with 4 or more ORs and 40 ASC leaders under 40. For more information or to make a recommendation for these lists, email Carrie Pallardy at
Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs 
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Conference Dates: October 23-25, 2014
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