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AAOE News
  • Lucky you! Benchmarking Deadline Extended
  • [Member Submitted]: Fractures 101
  • Annual Conference Countdown Begins
  • Calendar of events

  • AAOE Toolkit: Staff Engagement
  • Article: 5 Proven Strategies for Inspiring Employee Engagement
  • Video: The Power of Medical Practice Employee Engagement
  • Live Learning Center [Members Only]: Strategic Planning and Engaging Staff Through Lean Techniques and Six Sigma.
  • Article: Examples of Employee Engagement Strategies
  • 2013 Annual Conference: Walter Bond's Keynote — Leaders: Get Out of the Way
  • Article: Study Explores Drivers of Employee Engagement
  • Downloadable Guide: Employee Engagement Guide
  • Blog: Employee Success Blog

  • Around the Industry
  • Healthcare providers increase use of temporary physicians, NPs and PAs
  • Most physicians concerned about future of profession
  • Doctors push 'doc fix' in light of Medicare Advantage controversy
  • Where malpractice insurers may fall short
  • EHR vendors compete to help hospitals attest to meaningful use
  • 12 recommendations for payment reform in healthcare
  • 5 ICD-10 challenges that may surprise healthcare providers
  • Looking to share your expertise?




  • AAOE NEWS

    Lucky You! Benchmarking Survey Deadline Extended
    AAOE
    Have you started the survey and need to go back in to finish or haven't started?! Do so now! Deadline to be included in the gift cards drawings (worth $1,000) is April 12. If you have any questions while completing the survey, do not hesitate to reach out to your fellow members: Need the Benchmarking Survey link? Email Karen Eftekari for your personalized link.
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    [Member Submitted]: Fractures 101
    AAOE
    What, exactly, is a fracture? What are the different kinds of fractures, and how do we treat them or fix them? What are the realities of coding and billing as they relate to fracture care? In this article, we will seek answers to everything you always wanted to know about fractures, but were afraid to ask.
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    Annual Conference Countdown Begins
    AAOE
    25 days, 9 hours, 47 minutes, 25 seconds…but who's counting?! We are excited to host the 44th Annual AAOE Conference in sunny San Diego, California at the Hilton Bayfront on April 28-30. If you haven't registered yet, what are you waiting for?! Need some help convincing your physician that it's worth the time away from the office and expense? Download the Conference Justification Toolkit; it lays it all out for you.
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Time (EST) Event More Information
    April 5-6 Full day Midwest AAOE Spring Conference Register
    April 28-30 3 Days AAOE 44th Annual Conference Register
    May 9 12 - 1 p.m. Current Trends in Orthopaedic Imaging [HTW] Forthcoming
    May 23 12 - 1:30 p.m. Patient/Customer Service for Staff [P2P] Forthcoming

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

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    Article: 5 Proven Strategies for Inspiring Employee Engagement
    AAOE
    After countless hours working with and training highly talented sustainability advocates from some of the world's most forward thinking companies, this author discovered that the challenge of getting employees engaged requires far more than just strong will power and talent. Check his five proven strategies for inspiring employee engagement.
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    Video: The Power of Medical Practice Employee Engagement
    AAOE
    Rollheiser explains actions your practice can take to get staff more engaged, overcome common job frustrations, and the link to recruitment and retention of key employees. She was a presenter at the recent MGMA12 Conference in San Antonio.
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    Live Learning Center [Members Only]: Strategic Planning and Engaging Staff Through Lean Techniques and Six Sigma
    AAOE
    Visit AAOE's Live Learning Center to hear Michael McCaslin and Kara Wieckowski's session from the 2012 Annual Conference Session on Strategic Planning and Engaging Staff Through Lean Technique and Six Sigma. The second half of this presentation addresses planning by overall organizational involvement and staff engagement.
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    Article: Examples of Employee Engagement Strategies
    AAOE
    This article by Demand Media dives into employee engagement strategies that focus on recognition, motivation and relationship building.
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    2013 AAOE Annual Conference: Walter Bond's Keynote — Leaders: Get Out of the Way
    AAOE
    One of this year's Annual Conference keynote speakers will focus on how leaders should learn how to empower employees to own and be accountable for what they do. Doing so will leave the employees feeling engaged, inspired, and motivated. Not registered? Register now.
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    Article: Study Explores Drivers of Employee Engagement
    AAOE
    This article by Forbes details the findings of a recent study by MSW Research and Dale Carnegie Training, What Drives Employee Engagement and Why it Matters, on the key drivers of employee engagement.
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    Downloadable Guide: Employee Engagement Guide
    AAOE
    This Employee Engagement Guide is offered by Staffing Plus. In this guide, you will learn why engagement matters, how it affects your bottom link and how to get started. Please note: you must submit your contact information to download the guide and may be contacted by Staffing Plus afterwards.
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    Blog: Employee Success Blog
    AAOE
    This blog, by Achievers, has a number of short concise entries that provide strategies for improving employee engagement, increasing staff retention, and providing leadership to staff development.
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    Integrated EMR & Image Management for Orthopedics


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    AROUND THE INDUSTRY


    Healthcare providers increase use of temporary physicians, NPs and PAs
    Healthcare Finance News
    As the physician shortage continues to grow and changes wrought by health reform begin to take shape, more healthcare providers are moving beyond the use of locum tenens physicians to also using nurse practitioners and physician assistants. These are the findings of a 2012 nationwide survey conducted by temporary healthcare staffing firm Staff Care.
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    Most physicians concerned about future of profession
    Medscape Today
    Nearly six in 10 physicians in a Deloitte Center for Health Solutions survey said they are concerned about the future of medicine, pointing to declining clinical autonomy and income. Pessimism among physicians resulted in nearly 75 percent agreeing that "the best and brightest" may avoid a career in medicine. That number increased from 69 percent the year before.
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    Doctors push 'doc fix' in light of Medicare Advantage controversy
    The Hill
    The controversy over proposed Medicare Advantage cuts shows the need for Congress to pass a permanent "doc fix," the American Medical Association said. The AMA — the nation's largest lobbying group for doctors — latched on to a letter from Congress's Medicare advisory board that recommended a permanent fix.
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    Where malpractice insurers may fall short
    Medscape Today
    Although many physicians are insured with financially sound medical malpractice insurance companies, in recent years a significant percentage have placed cost ahead of quality when choosing coverage. Potential problems of choosing liability insurance without proper due diligence may not be apparent at the time, but some examples are beginning to surface.
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    Lucky You! Benchmarking Deadline Extended
    AAOE
    Have you started the survey and need to go back in to finish or haven't started?! Do so now! Deadline to be included in the gift cards drawings (worth $1,000) is April 12. Email Karen Eftekari for your personalized link.

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    Integrating EHR with medical education for improved care
    EHR Intelligence
    Imagine going to school, but never knowing if the valuable time you spent in the classroom was having an impact on the outside world. Unfortunately, this happens every day in the medical community.

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    Survey: More doctors plan to retire early
    Medscape Today
    Most physicians have a pessimistic outlook on the future of medicine, citing eroding autonomy and falling income, a survey of more than 600 doctors found.

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    EHR vendors compete to help hospitals attest to meaningful use
    iHealthBeat
    Electronic health record vendors are in tight competition for the business of hospitals that are attesting to the Medicare portion of the meaningful use program, according to an analysis. Under the 2009 economic stimulus package, healthcare providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record systems can qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs.
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    12 recommendations for payment reform in healthcare
    Becker's Hospital Review
    The National Commission on Physician Payment Reform has issued 12 recommendations for models to pay healthcare providers that maximize positive clinical outcomes, enhance patient satisfaction and physician autonomy and incentivize cost-effective care.
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    5 ICD-10 challenges that may surprise healthcare providers
    PhysBizTech
    Since ICD-10 implementation affects almost every department in a medical practice or hospital, it's fair to say that it's more than a medical coding problem. There are plenty of challenges to tackle across the organization. In addition to learning new medical codes and buying new technology, healthcare organizations will challenges in the following areas.
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    Looking to share your expertise?
    MultiBriefs
    In an effort to enhance the overall content of AAOE eNews, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of AAOE, your knowledge and experience in the industry can be of great help to your fellow members. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit, and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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