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Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

June 1, 2011


1. 100 Statistics on Physician Compensation. Click Here


2. Why Hospitals Need to Start Getting Ready for ICD-10 Now. Click Here       


3. Steward Health Care Systems Bids For Rhode Island's Landmark Medical Center. 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. 5 Considerations for Hospitals Facing Union Organization. Click Here     


6. What Value-Based Purchasing Will Mean for Hospitals, Other Providers.  Click Here    


7. Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting 2011 Slideshow - View Photos of Our Annual Meeting in Chicago.  Click Here    


8. Michigan's St. John Providence Forms Joint Venture With Local Surgeons to Co-Manage Surgical Services. Click Here


9. 15 Wyoming Hospitals Join to Form ACO-Like Integrated Care Network. Click Here  


10. Bon Secours Affiliates With 5 New York Medical Practices.Click Here


11. 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.


12. 5 Surgery Center Specialties Predicted to Grow in 2011. Click Here 



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Orthopedic and Spine 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and
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Hear keynote speakers including Legendary NFL Football Player and Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower, and learn practical guidance to boost your ASC's profitability immediately at the 9th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 9-11; Chicago). Registration spots are going fast so register today! 95 percent of exhibits sold out.  

Highlights include:

1. 101 sessions and 134 speakers, including 25 CEOs and 30 physician leaders as speakers, focused on immediately useful guidance for orthopedic, spine and pain management surgeons who own ambulatory surgical centers

2. Great keynote speakers including legendary NFL Coach Mike Ditka and Healthcare Futurist Joe Flower

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. The Changing Face of Healthcare Delivery - What to Expect Over the Next Ten years - Joe Flower, CEO, The Change Project 


B. Cost Reduction and Benchmarking - 10 Key Steps to Immediately Improve Profits - Robert Westergard, CPA, CFO, Cathy Rudisill, RN, SVP of Operations, and Ann Geier, RN, SVP of Operations, ASCOA


C. Operational Best Practices - Sarah Martin, Regional Vice President, Operations, Meridian Surgical Partners 


D. 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  


Learn more about the conference by clicking here

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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16. NAPA Anesthesia:
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18. Cogent Healthcare:
19. Healthcare Facilities  Accreditation Program:;
Principle Valuation:;
21. HealthTrust Purchasing Group:
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23. Symbion:;
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