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Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

June 6, 2011


1. 11 Recent Hospital and Health System Executive Moves. Click Here


2. Some Cities Nearing Saturation in Physician Employment, Study Finds. Click Here       


3. Former General Counsel of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Accused of Embezzling $1.7M. 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 Thoughts on ACOs From Healthcare Leaders. Click Here


6. Novel ACO Model Pairs Community Health Centers With Local Academic Medical Centers. Click Here     


7. Free 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.     


8. CMS Issues Final Rule Prohibiting Federal Medicaid Payments for HACs. Click Here


9. IOM Report: Changes Needed for Geographic Adjustments to Medicare Payments. Click Here  


10. Proposed HIPAA Change Would Allow People to Learn Who Accessed Protected Health Information.  Click Here       


11. Replacement Revenues for Hospitals When Developing Freestanding Ambulatory Businesses. Click Here

12. Why Most ORs Are Set Up for Failure.Click Here 


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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  


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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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