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Subject: Special coding & billing issue: 3 tips to improve billing & collections | 4 new 2015 CMS modifier-59 reporting changes | The easiest way to make a hospital CEO squirm | Last day of early reg dsct - 21st annual ASC meeting
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September 5, 2014
Coding & Billing Special Edition

1. 3 quick tips to improve ASC billing and collections Full story


2. 2015 CMS modifier-59 reporting change: 4 new modifiers added Full story 
3. SCA patient revenue up 4.9%, USPI acquisition activity & more - 5 recent ASC company 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. Are physicians key to fueling the price transparency trend? Full story 

6. CMS: 3 new ICD-10 testing weeks Full story


Speaker spotlight: Adrian Epps, Director of Contracting Services at 
abeo, speaking on the topic: "Maximizing Contract Reimbursement with Insights into Payer Strategies,
at Be
 ASC 21st Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs. 
Register here  

8. Independent physicians beware, Tenet might be cleaning house Full story 

9. 5 recent hospital transactions and partnerships Full story

10. Speaker spotlight: Tom Yerden, CEO at TRY Health Care Solutions, LLC, speaking on the topic: "Co-Management Models: Trends and Issues," at Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs. 
11. This is the easiest way to make a hospital CEO squirm Full story  
12. List calls: Becker's ASC is creating a list of ASCs with efficient scheduling strategies. For more information or to make a recommendation for the list, email Carrie Pallardy at
Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs 
Speaker Spotlight: Achieving Success and Overcoming Adversity
Presented by: Lolo Jones, 2 Time Olympic Hurdler and World Champion, 2014 Olympic Bobsledder
Conference Dates: October 23-25, 2014
100+ sessions and 140+ speakers
The exclusive conference bringing together the best minds in the ASC field and ASC business.

ASC Turnarounds: Ideas to Improve Performance & Benchmarking
ASC Transactions and Valuation Issues
GI & Endoscopy-Driven ASCs
ASC Coding, Billing & Collections
ASC Supply Chain & Materials Management
ASC Accreditation, Licensure & Medicare Certification
ASC Industry Jobs
Workforce & Labor Management
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