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Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

May 16, 2011


1. Hospital Tax-Exempt Status: Considerations Regarding Maintaining Exempt Status. Click Here     

2. 11 Recent Hospital Executive Moves.Click Here


3. Community Health Systems' Shareholders File Suit, Seek Class Action Status.  Click Here   


4. 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.  


5. 4 Factors Influencing Hospital CEO Compensation. Click Here


6. Strategic Medical Staff Development Planning: 6 Concepts on Market Share and Recruitment. Click Here 


7. Illinois Won't Allow Closure of Struggling Oak Forest Hospital But Approves Shut Down of East St. Louis Facility. Click Here 


8. Illinois' DuPage Medical Group, Edward Hospital Form Joint Venture.  Click Here 


9. Report: Healthcare Reform Will Save Medicare $120B Over 5 Years. 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. Essentia Program Reduces Readmission Rates, Costs for Heart Failure Patients. Click Here


12. Study: Heart Transplants at Low-Volume Transplant Centers Have Higher Mortality Rates. 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. ASC Safe Harbor Redemptions, Physician Compensation Compliance, Internal Investigations and Increased Government Investigations - Scott Becker, Partner, Gretchen Townshend, Associate and Shara Chacko, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP  


B. Orthopedic and Spine Contracting - A Review of Cost Analysis for Orthopedic and Spine and How to Present and Negotiatie With Payors - I. Naya Kehayes, Managing Principal and CEO, and Matt Kilton, Principal and COO, Eveia Health Consulting & Management  


C. Co-Management Arrangements - Stuart Katz, Executive Director, Tucson Orthopedic Surgery Center  


D. Key Tips for Success - Orthopedics in ASCs - Greg Deconciliis, Administrator, Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites 


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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
Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
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