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Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

July 6, 2011


1. 5 Best Practices for Aligning Physicians. Click Here 


2. HMA to Acquire Tennessee's Mercy Health Partners. Click Here     

3. Michigan's Trinity Health Officially Owns Loyola University Health System. Click Here  To view a list of 12 more hospital transactions, Click Here


4. Sign Up for the New Revenue Cycle E-Weekly. To receive the free Becker's Hospital Review Revenue Cycle E-Weekly, which launches this week, Click Here .     


5. Hospital Marketing Goes Mobile: 4 Best Practices From Legacy Health. Click Here     


6. Johns Hopkins Cutting 160 Positions. Click Here   


7. Nurses File Complaint Against University of Michigan Health. Click Here      


8. Register Today for the 18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference - Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues featuring keynote speakers Sam Donaldson, Adrian Gostick and Bill Walton (October 27-29; Chicago). To register or learn more, Click Here.  


9. Iasis's Phoenix-Area Hospitals to Pay $11.5M Over Breached Contract With Cardiac Specialist. Click Here  


10. Low Investment-Grade Hospitals Face Highest Borrowing Costs Since 2009. Click Here 


11. Free Webinar: Guaranteed Resource Use: New Savings and New Revenues (Wednesday, July 20; 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CDT). To register for this webinar, Click Here. 


12. 10 Hospitals Undergoing Construction. Click Here   


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This exclusive conference brings together surgeons, administrators and ASC business and clinical leaders to discuss how to improve your ASC and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times.


The best minds in the ASC field will discuss opportunities for ASCs plus provide practical and immediately useful guidance on how to bring in more cases; improve reimbursement; manage, reduce and benchmark costs; introduce new specialties; engineer a turnaround; work on joint-ventures with hospitals and much, much more.


Highlights include:

- 88 Sessions, 130 Speakers

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Here are just five of the outstanding presentations at the conference:  


1. Cost Reduction & Benchmarking: 10 Key Steps to Immediately Improve Profits - Rob Westergard, CPA, CFO, Susan Kirzirian, COO, and Ann Geier, Vice President of Operations, ASCOA 


2. Physican-Hospital Joint Ventures: How to Resolve Conflict and Keep the Venture Thriving - Dawn McLane, Regional VP, Health Inventures, Tom Yerden, CEO, TRY Healthcare Solutions  


3. Anti Kickback and Stark Act Compliance: Common Issues for ASCs - Scott Becker, JD, CPA, Partner, McGuireWoods, and Lainey Gilmer, JD, McGuireWoods 


4. Accreditation 101: Everything You Need to Know About Accreditation - Bernard McDonnell, DO, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program  


5. Advanced Benchmarking of Financial and Clinical Results - John Goehle, CPA, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies  


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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. Hospital Key Specialties - sponsored by Paragon Health
11. RACs/ICD-9/ICD-10
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12. Quality & Patient Safety
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