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Subject: 10 concerns for ASCs in 2015 | How to avoid a Joan Rivers problem | Highmark sues UPMC | CVS v. Walgreens: Who wins?
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September 9, 2014
Today's Top Stories

1. 10 concerns facing ASCs heading into 2015 Full story


2. Joan Rivers' situation could happen at your center - How to make sure it doesn't Full story 
3. ACL reconstruction: 8 key trends Full story 

4. Webinar: Lesions, Flaps and Grafts: A common topic of discussion amongst coders is reporting integumentary system verses musculoskeletal system codes for removal of a cyst, mass or tumor. We will define cysts and tumors and apply the appropriate guidelines to clarify which type of CPT code you should be reporting. Join Paul Cadorette, Director of Education for mdStrategies as he discusses these procedures (Sept. 15, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. CDT). Register here 
5. Which item is most often left inside a surgical patient? Full story 

6. Does the ICD-10 transition put patient safety at risk? Full story


7. Speaker spotlight: Monica Ziegler, MSN, CASC, Administrator PSC and CSS, Surgery Partners, speaking on the topic: "Bundled Payments and Progressive Cost Containment Strategies for ASCs," at the Becker's ASC 21st Annual Meeting-The Business and Operations of ASCs. Register here

8. ASA: Pre-procedure physician-patient anesthesia discussions are critical Full story 

9. 8 latest CEO moves in hospitals, health systems Full story
10. Highmark sues UPMC over cancer treatment billing practices Full story 

11. CVS versus Walgreens: Who wins the healthcare collaboration battle? 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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