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IN THIS ISSUE ...

AAOE Toolkit
  • Article: Stage 2 Meaningful Use was a Pipe Dream for Eligible Professionals AND CMS, Part 1
  • Article: The meaningful use 2 challenge
  • Article: The PQRS Challenge
  • Article: 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System
  • Webinar: 2014 PQRS Reporting – A New Year with New Challenges [HTW]
  • Webinar: A Meaningful Review of Stage 2 Objectives for Orthopaedic s [P2P]
  • Webinar: 2015 Changes to PQRS and Impacts of the Value Based Payment Modifier [P2P]


  • Calendar of Events
  • Calendar


  • Within Your Practice Walls
  • Finding a job in healthcare: Negotiations
  • Medical malpractice reform does little to contain health care costs
  • What regions pay the most for doctors? It might surprise you
  • EHR use not always synonymous with better care
  • Millennials are reshaping healthcare
  • HHS will bolster data sharing to achieve alternative payment goals
  • ICD-10 deadline: GOP lawmakers working to keep October 2015 transition date
  • Consumer interest in telemedicine continues to rise




  • AAOE TOOLKIT

    Stage 2 Meaningful Use was a Pipe Dream for Eligible Professionals AND CMS, Part 1
    Provided by AAOE
    This article reviews 2 patient engagement measures that have created obstacles for physicians and prevented them to meet Meaningful Use 2 Requirement.
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    The meaningful use 2 challenge
    Provided by AAOE
    This article explains how EHR Vendors are having a difficult time meeting Meaningful Use 2 deadlines.
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    The PQRS Challenge
    Provided by AAOE
    This article explains how EHR Vendors are having a difficult time meeting Meaningful Use 2 deadlines.
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    2015 Physician Quality Reporting System
    Provided by AAOE
    AMA updates us on what to expect for 2015 PQRS and also provides a summary on certain aspects of the Program when clicking on the "+" sign at the bottom of the webpage.
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    AAOE Webinar: 2014 PQRS Reporting — A New Year with New Challenges [HTW]
    Provided by AAOE
    View webinar here.
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    AAOE Webinar: A Meaningful Review of Stage 2 Objectives for Orthopaedics [P2P]
    Provided by AAOE
    View webinar here.
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    AAOE Webinar: 2015 Changes to PQRS and Impacts of the Value Based Payment Modifier [P2P]
    Provided by AAOE
    Register here.
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Time (EST) Event More Information
    Feb. 16 2015 Orthopaedic Capitol Hill Days Details
    Feb. 17 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: ICD-10 CM Making ICD-10 "Handy" for Hand Surgery Services Details
    Feb. 17 7 - 8:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: ICD-10 CM: For the Hand Surgeon Provider Details
    March 12 12 - 1 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Security Risk Analysis 101 – What you need to know to protect your practice [HTW] Details
    March 17 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 "Straight" for Spine Surgery Services Details
    March 17 7 - 8:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: ICD-10 CM for Spine Surgeon Provider Details
    April 17-18 AOA Leadership Immersion Series — Module 1: Surviving Health Care Changes: Leaders Taking Strategic Action Details
    April 21 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: Training for Success with ICD-10 for Sports Medicine Joint Related Services Details
    April 21 7 - 8:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: ICD-10 CM for the Sports Medicine and Joint Provider Details
    April 25-28 2015 AAOE Annual Conference in Chicago Details
    May 19 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: Breaking down ICD-10 for Fracture Care Services Details
    May 19 7 - 8:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: ICD-10 CM: Specific for Fracture Care Serviceso Details
    June 16 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: Getting a Strong Foothold for Foot & Ankle Care Services Details
    June 16 7 - 8:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: ICD-10 CM: For the Foot & Ankle Clinicians Details
    July 21 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: Speaking the Language of ICD-10 Medical Terminology Details
    July 21 7 - 8:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: ICD-10 CM: Documenting Clearly for Successful ICD-10 Implementation Details
    Aug. 6-9 2015 South Carolina Association of Orthopaedic Executives Annual Meeting Details
    Aug. 18 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: Arming Your Practice with Less Than 2 Months to "Go-Live" — What are you doing in your practice for final prep? Details
    Aug. 18 7 - 8:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar:ICD-10 CM: Comparing the Write Documentation for the Right ICD-10 Code Details
    Sept. 15 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: Wrapping It All Up, On the Final Countdown to I-10 Day – We Have Time for One More Orthopaedic ICD-10 Overview Details
    Sept. 15 7 - 8:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: Wrapping It All Up, On the Final Countdown to I-10 Day – We Have Time for One More Orthopaedic ICD-10 Overview Details
    Sept. 24-26 2015 BONES Society of Florida Annual Meeting Details
    Sept. 25-26 AOA Leadership Immersion Series – Module 4: Leading High Performing Teams Details
    Oct. 20 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: The ICD-10 Aftermath: Are Claims Being Processed or Denied? Strategy and Recovery Plans for Your Practice Details

       [P2P]: AAOE Peer-to-Peer Audio Conference
       [HTW]: Hot Topic Webinar


    Healthcare evolution: Patient centered care and value based contracting
    Fulcrum Strategies
    What is healthcare going to look like in five years? The answer involves two concepts that are currently at the forefront of healthcare evolution: Patient centered care and value based contracting. These two concepts are the biggest drivers of healthcare evolution and both are gaining momentum. Keep in mind that even if the Affordable Care Act was completely repealed, healthcare delivery would continue to march down the path of patient centered care and value based contracting. Let’s take a closer look at what these two concepts really mean and explore what the future of healthcare just might look like.
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    WITHIN YOUR PRACTICE WALLS


    Finding a job in healthcare: Negotiations
    By Catherine Iste
    Once a year, I have the pleasure of being a guest lecturer for an ethics and social leadership class at a local university. The class participants include master's students in nursing and healthcare informatics. My topic is always the same: I am asked to demystify human resources. This year, the students' questions focused on the following: negotiating an offer, dealing with bureaucracy, performance reviews and terminations. Let's tackle each of these topics, starting with salary negotiations.
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    Medical malpractice reform does little to contain health care costs
    Medical Xpress
    Two papers co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in the regulation and financing of health care conclude that tort reform has had relatively little impact on the U.S. health care system. Tort reform advocates have hailed caps on noneconomic damages as a silver bullet for controlling health care costs — as a way to reduce defensive medicine and attract more physicians to a state, particularly those practicing in high-risk specialties. But according to David Hyman, the H. Ross and Helen Workman Chair in Law and professor of medicine at Illinois, there's scant evidence to support any of those claims.
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      STAFF ORTHOPEDIC CERTIFICATIONS FOR STAGE 2 REQUIREMENTS

    The American Society of Orthopedic Technologistsis offering three levels of Allied Staff Certification for orthopedic practices. All levels meet the meaningful use stage 2 requirement guidelines and includes initial orthopedic education, certification exam and continuing education. No travel required. Cost can be less than $100/year per employee registered. Read More

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    What regions pay the most for doctors? It might surprise you
    MedCity News
    Med students probably dream of working in that snazzy, prestigious academic medical center in Boston or San Francisco, but it turns out that physicians in more rural areas like Montana and South Dakota actually make more money, according to startup Doximity. "High cost areas actually pay less," said Jeff Tangney, CEO and founder of Doximity. "Medical school teaches the science of medicine, but not the business of medicine."
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    EHR use not always synonymous with better care
    Health IT Outcomes
    Simply because a provider uses EHR technology does not mean it results in coordinated care, finds a recent study. A study recently published in Medical Care find physicians who use an EHR don’t always see improved care results. Although 70 percent of the surveyed physicians use EHRs, about half of them don't routinely receive the data necessary to coordinate patient care effectively.
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    Millennials are reshaping healthcare
    By Scott E. Rupp
    Global consumer collaboration consultancy Communispace recently released a report called, "Healthcare without Borders: How Millennials are Reshaping Health and Wellness," which examines millennial healthcare values and how they will impact businesses across the industry. The report focuses on several areas of millennials' lives, including technology. Millennials are far more likely than other generations to rely on mobile and online tools to monitor and maintain their health, the report states.
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    HHS will bolster data sharing to achieve alternative payment goals
    Health Data Management via iHealthBeat
    HHS announced an initiative to shift to alternative payment models for Medicare reimbursements, while leveraging IT to track efforts and achieve goals, Health Data Management reports. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell outlined the major goals for the Medicare system in the coming years.
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    ICD-10 deadline: GOP lawmakers working to keep October 2015 transition date
    Medical Economics
    As medical practice owners continue to ready their practices for International Classification of Diseases-10th revision implementation in October, lawmakers are still undecided as to whether another delay will be included in sustainable growth rate legislation slated for the spring. In December 2014, Republican leaders said that they are working with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to ensure that the October 2015 ICD-10 date isn’t changed.
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    Consumer interest in telemedicine continues to rise
    FierceHealthIT
    In yet another survey indicating rising consumer interest in telemedicine, 75 percent of patients who have not used telemedicine are at least "moderately interested" in it, according to an online poll conducted and funded by Software Advice. For the survey, received responses from 519 individuals over a two-day period who "may or may not represent client vendors of Software Advice."
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