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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] Mayo, Cleveland Clinic May Not Participate in ACOs | FL's St. Luke's Faces False Claims Allegations | Vanguard Profit Up | Cardiologists Least Satisfied With Comp | Register Now for 9th Ortho, Spine and Pain ASC Conf! |
Becker's Hospital Review

News & Analysis

May 13, 2011


1. 6 Points on Creating ACO Contracts for Physicians. Click Here


2. Mayo, Geisinger, Cleveland Clinic May Not Participate in ACO.Click Here 


3. Florida's St. Luke's Hospital Faces False Claims Allegations. Click Here


4. Cardiologists Least Satisfied With Compensation in Survey of 22 Specialties. Click Here     


45. Register Today for the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11, 2011; Chicago). To register or learn more, Click Here.  



6. 4 Stakeholders Respond to Proposed Antitrust Rules for ACOs. Click Here


7. Vanguard Health Systems' Profit Up Sharply With DMC Acquisition.  Click Here   


8. IASIS Revenue Up 8.6%, Earnings Down.  Click Here 


9. MedCath Sells Arkansas Heart Hospital, Heart Hospital of New Mexico; Seeks to Dissolve Company. Click Here


10. Free Upcoming Webinar: Best Practices for Anesthesia Onboarding and Change Management (Tues., June 14, 2011 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CDT). To register and learn more, Click Here.


11. Understanding and Avoiding Retaliation Lawsuits for Hospital Leaders. Click Here


12. Stolen Laptop Contained Information for 6K Patients of New Hampshire's Speare Memorial Hospital. Click Here


Visit our other publications: Becker's ASC Review & Becker's Orthopedic Spine Review.   


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3. Last year's event included 725 attendees and 65 exhibitors

4. Register before May 1 and save $100; additional discounts when registering 2 or more attendees, and for ASC Association members and paid Becker's ASC Review subscribers

5. Here are just four of the more than 100 sessions:


A. Assessing the Profitability of Orthopedics and Spine Cases - Vivek Taparia, Director of Business Development, and Matt Lau, Director of Financial Analysis, Regent Surgical Health  


B. Is there a Place for Orthopedics in ACOs? - Michael Redler, MD, The OSM Clinic 


C. ASC Litigation, Non Competition, Employee Litigation and Other Kinds of Litigation, Key Thoughts - Jeffrey C. Clark and David Pivnick, McGuireWoods  


D. How to Effectively Measure and Track Patient Quality - Dr. David Shapiro, Partner, Ambulatory Surgery Company 


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Register online by clicking here. You can also call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail To sponsor or exhibit at the conference, contact Jessica Cole at

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1.Physician-Hospital Relationships  & ACOs - sponsored by Regent Surgical Health
2. Compensation Issues
Stark Act/Antikickback Statute/False Claims
4. Hospital Leadership & Executive Moves
5. Hospital Transactions & Valuation Issues- sponsored by VMG Health
6. Hospital Finance & Business News

8. Healthcare IT
9. OR Effeciency - sponsored by NAPA
10. RACs/ICD-9/ICD-10 - sponsored by AHIMA
11. Quality & Patient Safety
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