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Becker's Hospital Review 
News & Analysis

Sept. 28, 2011


1. 15 Biggest Hospital False Claims and Anti-Kickback Stories of 2011. Click Here     


2. 14 Recent Hospital and Health System Executive Moves. Click Here    


3. Florida Judge Rules State's Approval of New Trauma Programs Flawed; HCA's Expansion Plans on Hold. Click Here       


4. CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting 2012 (May 17-18, 2012; Chicago). We are seeking speakers on physician hospital integration; key specialties such as oncology, orthopedics and cardiology and cardiac survery; ACOs; and general hospital strategy and improving profits. We are also seeking 4 CEOS and 4 CFOs for panels moderated by Chuck Luaer as well as 2-3 women hospital leaders for a panel moderated by Suzy Welch. Please send speaking proposals and panel nominations (self-recommendations are welcome) to Scott Becker at or Cathy Brett at


5. 10 Proven Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmissions. Click Here    


6. UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff: "Highmark is No Longer a Traditional Insurer."  Click Here


7. Upcoming Webinar! Becker's Hospital Review's Health System CEO Webinar - The State of the Industry; Clear Strategies for 2012 (Tue., Nov. 8, 2011, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CST) -- sponsored by MedAssets. To register for this webinar, click here.  Click Here  


To download recordings of of our previous webinars,Click Here


8. Vanderbilt University Medical Center Affiliates With Three Tennessee Hospitals. Click Here       


9. Mayo Clinic May Expand to India.  Click Here


10. 8 Hospital OR Construction Projects Recently Announced, Completed. Click Here     


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


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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 


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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 Management & Administration

8. Healthcare IT
9. OR Effeciency
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10. Hospital Key Specialties sponsored by Paragon Health
11. RACs/ICD-9/ICD-10
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