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IN THIS ISSUE ...

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  • Article: Cyber Risk Q&A: Is Your Medical Practice Protected?
  • Article: Is a Compliance Plan Right for Your Practice?
  • E-Book: Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Organizations
  • LinkedIn: Top 10 Real Security Risks
  • Webinar: Compliance Updates for Orthopaedics: Reduce Your Compliance Risk
  • Webinar: How to Conduct a Risk Self-Assessment of Your Practice
  • Website: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management


  • Calendar of Events
  • Calendar


  • Within Your Practice Walls
  • Leveraging social technologies as healthcare business solutions
  • 3 ways Congress could still kill ICD-10
  • House provision offers doctors more protection against malpractice suits
  • Experts: 2015 is the year of the healthcare breach
  • The state of healthcare recruitment in 2015: 7 key statistics
  • Data is no less secure even as HIPAA enforcement is here
  • Patient quality: Minding the P's and Q's of healthcare
  • Anthem, Cigna to help Obama add value to US medical billing




  • MAKING HEADLINES AT AAOE THIS WEEK

    Cyber Risk Q&A: Is Your Medical Practice Protected?
    Provided by AAOE
    In the publication of PHYSICIANS PRACTICE, Jeffrey D. Brunken discusses the risks of cyber liabilities in medical practices. Mr. Brunken points out that, at the average cost of $359 per record, you may not have enough coverage to protect your group.
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    Is a Compliance Plan Right for Your Practice?
    Provided by AAOE
    In their one page, top shelf summary, the Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C. attorneys provide a high level guide for the basics in creating a customized compliance plan for your practice.
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    Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Organizations
    Provided by AAOE
    This is a practical and user-friendly book that provides essential information for a professional to understand the assortment of risks that a healthcare organization may face.
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    Top 10 Real Security Risks
    Provided by AAOE
    This fairly technical article points out some of the common security risks with your IT systems. Although geared more toward the IT professional, you may want to take a quick read to check the high points of potential risk in your practice's system.
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    Compliance Updates for Orthopaedics: Reduce Your Compliance Risk
    Provided by AAOE
    AAOE webinar aired on May 31, 2014 presented by co-founder of Codapedia, Betsy Nicoletti. Physician practices need to review government programs like RAC and OIG to understand what issues are at risk for audit. Betsy also provides advice on how to decrease your risk in documentation & coding and how to discourage whistleblowers.
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    How to Conduct a Risk Self-Assessment of Your Practice
    Provided by AAOE
    AAOE webinar aired on June 2, 2014 presented by Mark Hakim. On average, orthopedic surgeons will spend 17% of a 40-year career with an "unresolved, open malpractice claim." This webinar provides a Risk Management Self-Assessment tool that highlights important areas to address, for example, Patient Care & Tracking, Medical Records and Staffing.
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    American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
    Provided by AAOE
    You can access all sorts of Risk Management information on this site, including Webinars at a fee (under News & Events), White Papers (under Advocacy) and some Toolkits (under Healthcare Reform).
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Time (EST) Event More Information
    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


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    WITHIN YOUR PRACTICE WALLS


    Leveraging social technologies as healthcare business solutions
    By Christina Thielst
    Last year, a highly respectable group of individuals representing a diverse group of healthcare organizations contributed to a book published by HIMSS — "Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments." The contributors represented large healthcare systems, statewide public health departments, community hospitals, clinics, physicians, researchers and a patient. However, the stories of innovation using social technologies to solve business challenges will also be appreciated by nontechies alike.
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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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    3 ways Congress could still kill ICD-10
    Healthcare IT News
    As the U.S. House of Representatives inked the latest episode in the sustainable growth rate saga, many eyes of the industry were watching to see whether anything related to ICD-10 landed among that bill’s pages. A collective sigh of relief followed the House’s passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act this past week when that alphanumeric acronym was nowhere to be found. Instead, the House bill promises to finally fix the looming 21 percent reduction in what Medicare pays doctors.
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    House provision offers doctors more protection against malpractice suits
    The New York Times
    A little-noticed provision of a bill passed by the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support would provide doctors new protections against medical malpractice lawsuits. The bill, which requires the government to measure the quality of care that doctors provide and rate their performance on a scale of zero to 100, protects doctors by stipulating that the quality-of-care standards used in federal health programs — Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act — cannot be used in malpractice cases.
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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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    Experts: 2015 is the year of the healthcare breach
    By Scott E. Rupp
    Breaches, breaches everywhere. It seems there's no shortage of news about security breaches and their effect on healthcare. In an effort to better paint the picture of breaches in healthcare, Software Advice recently published research focusing on how recent HIPAA breaches, like the cyberattacks at Anthem and Premera Blue Cross, have impacted U.S. patients' trust, treatment and retention. According to the organization, security experts warn that we're in the year of the healthcare hack.
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    The state of healthcare recruitment in 2015: 7 key statistics
    Becker's Hospital Review
    The growing physician shortage makes for an intense hiring environment in healthcare, especially as more Americans gain access to care. The industry experienced strong employment growth in 2014 and this is only expected to continue in 2015, according to a recent report from Health eCareers.
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    Data is no less secure even as HIPAA enforcement is here
    By Lindy Benton
    The headlines are endless and ever-growing: Healthcare data is at risk. However, despite continued efforts to address security loopholes across the sector, simply "taking action" to mitigate damage is not an effective strategy, and it won't work long term. Healthcare data is becoming increasingly targeted. According to an Identity Theft Resource Center report, for example, healthcare accounted for 42.5 percent of major data breaches in 2014, overtaking the business sector for the second straight year.
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    Patient quality: Minding the P's and Q's of healthcare
    The Hill
    The buzzword in healthcare circles these days is value. In fact, HHS recently announced its goals and timeline for shifting Medicare payments to value-based payments, sparking more conversation about what is value in healthcare. This is, of course, generally a good thing.
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    Anthem, Cigna to help Obama add value to US medical billing
    U.S. News & World Report
    President Barack Obama is enlisting private companies into his drive to change the way the U.S. pays its medical bills, including insurers Anthem Inc. and Cigna Inc. and casino chain Caesars Entertainment Corp. Obama and his health secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, announced a partnership with private companies and medical trade associations to develop replacements for the nation's predominant method of paying for health care, called fee-for-service. Today, doctors and hospitals are paid largely based on the volume of services they provide, without regard to their quality or whether patients get better, a system that is blamed for waste and overspending on health-care.
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