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IN THIS ISSUE ...

Making Headlines at AAOE this week...
  • Stop Meeting Madness!!! Create Useful Agendas
  • AAOE Member Benefit: Peer Finder


  • Calendar of Events
  • Calendar


  • Keeping up with Conference
  • Össur
  • RadmediX


  • Leadership Quote of the Week
  • Leadership Quote of the Week


  • In Touch & In Tune with Our Exhibitors
  • Bimini Platinum Healthcare


  • Leadership in the Limelight
  • Karen Sollar


  • Within Your Practice Walls
  • The 3 'hows' of physician compensation
  • Telehealth's true success starts behind the scenes
  • ICD-10 transition poses problems for ICD-9 translation
  • Doctors facing payment penalties in EHR incentive programs
  • Competition for NPs heats up as retail clinics grow
  • Affordable Care Act adds 16.4 million to health insurance rolls
  • Has health information exchange improved healthcare reform?
  • Remote patient monitoring steps toward new era




  • MAKING HEADLINES AT AAOE THIS WEEK

    Stop Meeting Madness!!! Create Useful Agendas
    Provided by AAOE
    The best way to ensure that those attending a meeting are sure about its purpose is to send them a clear agenda, well in advance. An agenda for a meeting is a list of items or issues that need to be raised and debated. It should be short, simple and clear.
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    AAOE Member Benefit: Peer Finder
    Provided by AAOE
    One of the amazing and most underutilized benefits of the AAOE is the Peer Finder. It allows any member to access the hundreds of members online and to seek direct advice from any peer throughout the country. It's easy to use.
    • Just log on to the AAOE website
    • On the top banner click "Networking", then "Peer Finder"
    The Peer Finder allows you to drill down to only the information you need: by location, number of FTE's, number of Office Locations, number of surgeons, Positions Employed by your Group/Practice and/or by Services your Practice Provides. You can tailor your need to get as specific or as general as you would like.

    The search provides you with the contacts you need. From there, pick the person you wish to contact and the AAOE website prompts you to send a message with your email and the person you are trying to email. (No copying and pasting! It's already done.) Fill in the body of the message and you are good to go — a wealth of information and experience at your finger tips. Or maybe just reconnect with a colleague you met at the AAOE Annual Conference. Either way, it's a great service that is included in your membership. If you would like to utilize the AAOE Peer Finder, click here.

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  • Continue to comply with Meaningful Use guidelines
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      PRODUCTIVITY, VALUE, INTEGRATION
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Time (EST) Event More Information
    April 1 12 - 1 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Advocacy Council Leadership Panel Discussion 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 Services 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




    KEEPING UP WITH CONFERENCE


    Össur
    Provided by AAOE
    Össur's Empower123 is a comprehensive DME ancillary program management service. It offers the latest advancements in inventory and billing software, helping increase efficiency, productivity and profitability by managing compliance and minimizing risks within your DME ancillary program.
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    RadmediX
    Provided by AAOE
    RadmediX is a leading source of the radiography industry's most innovative products. Our company provides flat panel digital radiology solutions to an expanding network of industry specialists. Clients use RadmediX products to not only to increase their imaging capabilities, but to perfect their clinical workflow. Delivering durable and reliable solutions that increase efficiency, with unmatched image quality is what RadmediX is about! When you are looking for access to an affordable, state-of-the-art x-ray imaging solution, RadmediX is your prescription for the most advanced digital radiography products in the world.
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    LEADERSHIP QUOTE OF THE WEEK



    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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    IN TOUCH & IN TUNE WITH OUR EXHIBITORS


    Bimini Platinum Healthcare
    Provided by AAOE
    As a THANK YOU to our exhibitors, we will be highlighting at least one exhibitor each week in the newsletter! This will give YOU a better understanding of what to expect from the exhibitors we will have at the 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago and it will give them a chance to show their fun side, while giving you a preview of solutions that they will have ready for you in April! This week we put Bimini Platinum Healthcare on the hot seat...
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    LEADERSHIP IN THE LIMELIGHT


    AAOE Board Member Karen Sollar
    Provided by AAOE
    AAOE values the time and commitment our leadership puts into our organization. We would like to start featuring a member of the AAOE leadership each week. Watch out for posts on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, featuring our Leader in the Limelight!
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    Ten Things Every Orthopedic Practice Should Be Doing in the New Healthcare Environment
    Fulcrum Strategies
    The past few years have been increasingly difficult for healthcare providers. One of the many reasons is because physicians have focused almost exclusively on the delivery of care while the insurance companies have focused on the delivery of profits. Simply put, physicians are getting out-managed, and it’s time that we finally put an end to it. What follows is an important list of ten things that every orthopedic practice should be doing in the new healthcare environment. Written by a former managed care insider, these crucial points can help practices to better position themselves for success in 2015 and beyond.
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    Promoted by Fulcrum Strategies


    WITHIN YOUR PRACTICE WALLS


    The 3 'hows' of physician compensation
    Lexology
    New care delivery models and healthcare reimbursement trends are heating up the market for hospital employment of physicians yet again, but does a productivity-based compensation model still work in this environment? Hospitals have competing goals in setting compensation, and as long as they observe the three "Hows," compensation can reflect those various objectives. This holds true even if the hospital is incurring losses on an employed physician.
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    Telehealth's true success starts behind the scenes
    By Karen R. Thomas
    For the last few years, telehealth has been one of the biggest buzzwords in the healthcare industry, and businesses are scrambling to create devices that can keep up with the high demand. In this digital age, though, it's no wonder that the devices are what garner much of the attention. It's easy to focus first on a new technology and forget all the behind-the-scenes effort that makes a telehealth program really work. However, it's precisely the operational backend that is essential to making telehealth technologies work — and work well.
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    ICD-10 transition poses problems for ICD-9 translation
    HealthLeaders Media
    Where there was once one code, under ICD-10 there may be 300 or 400. "As we continue to evolve, individual preferences could impact revenues, reports, and other data," says a health information sciences researcher. The transition to the ICD-10 diagnostic code set on Oct. 1 will complicate financial and clinical forecasting and analyses that also rely upon data compiled under the outmoded ICD-9 code, researchers say.
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    Doctors facing payment penalties in EHR incentive programs
    EHRIntelligence.com
    Until recently, the EHR Incentive Programs always used financial incentives in order to promote EHR adoption among the healthcare sector. The potential for financial penalties among providers who have not adopted pertinent meaningful use stages has been established for several years by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., however, stated that the government should not mandate EHR adoption by removing Medicare payments but should instead assist and encourage medical providers to adopt the health IT systems.
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    Competition for NPs heats up as retail clinics grow
    HealthLeaders Media
    The convenient care industry is quietly beefing up benefits and looking for ways to entice clinicians into joining its ranks — potentially stealing away top talent from hospitals, health systems and physicians practices.
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    Affordable Care Act adds 16.4 million to health insurance rolls
    The Washington Post
    About 16.4 million adults have been added to health insurance rolls under the Affordable Care Act, which provided especially robust gains in coverage for minorities and states that expanded their Medicaid programs, administration officials announced. The total includes 14.1 million adults who joined the insurance rolls since October 2013 and 2.3 million younger adults ages 19 to 25 who were able to remain on their parents' health insurance plans since October 2010, when that provision of Obamacare went into effect.
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    Has health information exchange improved healthcare reform?
    EHRIntelligence.com
    In 2013, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange released a roadmap for the development of effective health information exchange that would lead to lower costs, improved delivery, and better patient outcomes.
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    Remote patient monitoring steps toward new era
    Healthcare IT News
    In his session at HIMSS15 in Chicago, "Mobility and Remote Patient Monitoring: No More Secrets," Kenneth Kleinberg, will help attendees acknowledge and appreciate the advances in mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, wireless local area networks as well as broadband and wireless broadband. Among the topics Kleinberg, managing director of the Advisory Board, will discuss are the algorithms and decision support business intelligence analytics that can be applied to an increasing amount of data that could be collected from people through various monitors and sensors with the hope of improving their care.
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