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Subject: [Becker's Hospital Review] Debt Deal Could Mean 2% Cut to Hospitals | 7 Reasons Hospitals Struggle to Align Physicians | 5 Tips to Improve a Hospital's Brand | M&A Activity for Physician Practices Surges by 200% |
Becker's Hospital Review
News & Analysis

Aug. 3, 2011


1. 7 Reasons Hospitals Struggle to Align With Physicians. Click Here      

2. 5 Tips to Improve a Hospital's Brand. Click Here    


2. Debt Deal Could Mean 2% Cut to Hospital, Physician Payments. Click Here


4. Nearly 600-Plus People Register for Webinar on ASC Strategic Trends, Indicating Great Interest in ASC Industry. The Webinar, "ASCs - the State of the Industry; Consolidation vs. Independent; How to Work With Service Providers; ACOs and Healthcare" took place Aug. 2 and featured Brian Mathis of Surgical Care Affiliates, Julie Dietz of GE Healthcare and Scott Becker of McGuireWoods. Look in the Aug. 5 Becker's Hospital Review E-Weekly for a link to the summary of the webinar and to download the presentation.


5. 8 Recent Hospital & Health System Transactions. Click Here     


6. M&A Activity for Physician Practices Surges by 200% From 2010. Click Here      


7. Blue Shield of California, St. Joseph Health System Form Accountable Care Initiatives. 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. Hospital CEO and CFO panelists Sought for Two Webinars. Becker's Hospital Review is seeking three CEOs for a panel on key strategy issues for hospital CEOs. This webinar will be held in late September. We are also seeking three CFOs for a panel on key strategy and planning issues for hospital CFOs. This webinar will be held in early October. The format will be strictly Q&A and the questions will be provided in advance. If you would like to join the panel or know someone who would be a great addition to the panel, please email Scott Becker at   


10. 6 Cost-Saving Tips for Operating Room Integration. Click Here


Visit our other publications: Becker's ASC Review & Becker's Orthopedic Spine Review.   


Learn More About Our Featured E-Weekly Advertisers: TeamHealth,

Surgical Care Affiliates and   VMG Health


18th Annual Ambulatory Surgery Centers Conference: Improving Profitability & Business and Legal Issues

The Best Annual ASC Business, Legal and Clinical Conference

Oct. 27-29, 2011

Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago


October 2011 Brochure

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:

- 90 Sessions, 132 Speakers

- Great Keynote Speakers Including Bill Walton, Hall of Fame NBA Basketball  Player; Sam Donaldson, ABC News Veteran and former Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News; and Adrian Gostick, Author and Global Thought Leader on Workplace Strategy  

- Earn CME, CASC, CEU Credits


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


1. The View From Washington: Politics, Healthcare Reform and the 2012 Election - Sam Donaldson, ABC News


2. Managed Care Negotiation Strategies - Using Transparency and Case Data - Naya Kehayes, CEO & Managing Principal, and Matt Kilton, Principal and COO, EVEIA HEALTH Consulting and Management 


3. 10 Statistics Your ASC Should Review Each Day, Week and Month and What to Do About Them - Reginal Robinson, Director, Peninsula Surgery Center


4.  How to Evaluate & Implement New Profitable Services Into an ASC - Robert Zasa, Founder, ASD Management, and Kenneth Austin, MD, Rockland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine 



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


Register online by clicking here. You can also call (703) 836-5904 or e-mail .



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VMG Health:
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
- sponsored by AHIMA
12. Quality & Patient Safety
Anesthesia - sponsored by Somnia Anesthesia Services
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16. NAPA Anesthesia:
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