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Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

July 8, 2011


1. 10 Most Read Articles From Becker's Hospital Review for the First Half of 2011. Click Here      


2. Chuck Lauer: Orchestrating Four Generations in Your Hospital. Click Here 


3. Illinois' Provena Health, Resurrection Health Care Sign Merger Agreement. Click Here


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

5. Is Taxable Debt a Viable Option for Hospitals. Click Here      


6. Could There Be a Correlation Between EHRs and Improved Life Expectancies?  Click Here   


7. Labor Union Will Pay Sutter Health $6M. Click Here


8. Massachusetts General Sanctions 3 Physicians for Violating Conflict of Interest Rules. Click Here      


9. 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.  


10. Massachusetts' Quincy Medical Center Files for Bankruptcy Amidst Steward Acquisition. Click Here  

11. CMS Issues 2012 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, Includes 29.5% Payment Cut Click Here; CMS 2012 OPPS Proposed Rule Includes 1.5% Market Basket Update. Click Here 


12. Top 10 Hospital and Health System Positions With the Highest Turnover Rates. Click Here   


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1. The 5 Best and Worst Specialties for ASCs - An Outlook for the Next Five Years - Larry Taylor, CEO, Practice Partners in Healthcare 


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3. Examining Every Aspect of the Supply Chain to Develop Great Cost Savings - Scott Benglen, CEO, Via Novus Medical


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


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



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