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AAOE News
  • Do Your Part — Complete the 2012 Benchmarking Survey by May 10
  • We Want Your Feedback. Take the Overall Annual Conference Survey
  • Couldn't Make it to AAOE's 2013 Annual Conference? Get the Content
  • Loyalty Survey Will Launch Next Week
  • Calendar of events

  • AAOE Toolkit: Risk Management
  • YouTube Video: Enterprise Risk Management Video from Stanford
  • Newsletters: MAG Mutual Insurance Company Newsletters
  • Article: 'What risks? Whither management?'
  • Podcasts: Risk Management & Patient Safety Podcasts
  • Article: 'Different Roles, Same Goal: Risk and Quality Management Partnering for Patient Safety'
  • Video: How to Manage an Adverse Outcome
  • Upcoming Webinars: Risk Management Webinar Series

  • Around the Industry
  • Analysis: Big insurers wary of entering new Obamacare markets
  • Advanced-function EHR usage reaches 40 percent
  • Keeping employed physicians profitable: Is it impossible?
  • 'Catastrophic' malpractice payouts add little to healthcare's rising costs
  • Physician compensation survey: A little more money and a LOT more paperwork
  • Bill would prohibit HHS from mandating ICD-10 transition
  • Financial report: Retirement the top concern for physicians
  • Doctors, others criticize Medicare's proposal on hospital admissions rules
  • Want to be published?




  • AAOE NEWS

    Do Your Part — Complete the 2012 Benchmarking Survey by May 10
    AAOE
    If you haven't completed the 2012 Benchmarking Survey yet, do it now! We currently have 152 completed surveys; more than any other association. Take a few minutes to add your data now to increase the validity of the entire survey. Need your personalized link? Email Karen Eftekari directly. Have questions on the survey questions? Email George Nyktas or Allan Fentner for help.

    Congratulations to Sheryl Toburen who won the $500 Grand Prize for completing the survey by April 12! All winners will be recognized in next week's newsletter issue.
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    We Want Your Feedback. Take the Overall Annual Conference Survey
    AAOE
    Did you attend the 2013 AAOE Annual Conference? We want your feedback. What did you like? What would you change for the 2014 Annual Conference? We are open to all comments — we need you to plan our next successful event! Take the survey now.
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    Couldn't Make it to AAOE 2013? Get the Content
    AAOE
    Just because you couldn't make it to sunny San Diego, doesn't mean you have to miss out on the education and CEUs! You can purchase the content online for only $429 — a value of $6,000! Purchase it now!
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    Loyalty Survey Will Launch Next Week
    AAOE
    AAOE has partnered with The Loyalty Research Center to conduct a member loyalty survey to gain more insight into our organization. This study will include information about our member relationships, why individuals choose to be a member, what is important to them, how we can increase their engagement with the association, and the benefit to us doing so. Keep an eye out for the link to hit your inbox early next week!
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Time (EST) Event More Information
    May 9 12 - 1 p.m. Current Trends in Orthopaedic Imaging [HTW] Details
    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


    AAOE TOOLKIT


    YouTube Video: Enterprise Risk Management Video from Stanford
    AAOE
    This video on Enterprise Risk Managment from Stanford is 50 minutes long but creates some thought on the approach to risk management discussing risk and uncertainty to create value.
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    Newsletters: MAG Mutual Insurance Company Newsletters
    AAOE
    MAG Mutual Insurance Company provides medical liability insurance in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. This link will take you to some of their Risk Management Newsletters published since 2009.

    Some topics that may be of interest are suggested below:

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    Article: 'What risks? Whither management?'
    AAOE
    This article covers primary prevention — which aims at identifying root causes, and secondary prevention — understanding insurance laws, compliance with protocols and documentation requirements.
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    Podcasts: Risk Management & Patient Safety Podcasts
    AAOE
    The Risk Management library contains important articles and forms on such issues as arbitration, medical records, consent, and managed care and is provided to assist members with up-to-date approaches to risk management activities for confident leadership and decision making.
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    Article: 'Different Roles, Same Goal: Risk and Quality Management Partnering for Patient Safety'
    AAOE
    When a patient is harmed as a result of a medical error, risk managers and quality managers have immediate interests in identifying the circumstances that led to the error. These interests, however, can be quite divergent.
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    Video: How to Manage an Adverse Outcome
    AAOE
    This video has a physician talking about how to manage an adverse outcome.
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    Upcoming Webinars: Risk Management Webinar Series
    AAOE
    BETA Healthcare Group sponsors a series of Risk Management webinars. These engaging, ongoing resources give clinicians throughout your hospital access to the latest information to improve practice and patient safety. These webinars are hosted by ASHRM, The American Society of Healthcare Risk Management. BETA Healthcare Group will provide free registration to the first 30 locations that register.
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      FEATURED COMPANIES
    Improve EHR Usability, Simply Dictate
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    AROUND THE INDUSTRY


    Analysis: Big insurers wary of entering new Obamacare markets
    Reuters
    The nation's largest health insurers are far from leaping at the chance to join new state health insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama's reform law, making it likely that some markets will have little or no competition next year.
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    Advanced-function EHR usage reaches 40 percent
    PhyzBizTech
    An electronic newsletter distributed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provided a progress report on various federal health IT initiatives, including the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs. Here's a recap of the information provided by CMS.
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    Keeping employed physicians profitable: Is it impossible?
    Becker's Hospital Review
    Health systems have been on a physician group-acquiring frenzy in recent years anticipating more hospital referrals and ancillary service as well as better positioning for population health initiatives, but for many, that comes at a steep price.
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    'Catastrophic' malpractice payouts add little to healthcare's rising costs
    ScienceBlog.com
    Efforts to lower healthcare costs in the United States have focused at times on demands to reform the medical malpractice system, with some researchers asserting that large, headline-grabbing and "frivolous" payouts are among the heaviest drains on healthcare resources. But a new review of malpractice claims by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests such assertions are wrong.
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    Physician compensation survey: A little more money and a LOT more paperwork
    MedCity News
    Despite reported cuts in reimbursements, the average physician enjoyed a moderate-to-significant boost in income this year. But that came at a price. Namely, docs are spending way more time on paperwork, thinking more about ACOs and stressing about the future of reimbursement.
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    Bill would prohibit HHS from mandating ICD-10 transition
    iHealthBeat
    Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, has introduced a bill (HR 1701) that would prohibit HHS from mandating that health care providers switch to ICD-10 code sets. Poe's bill states that it would "prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services [from] replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 in implementing the HIPAA code set standards."
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    FEATURED ARTICLE
    TRENDING ARTICLE
    MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
    GOP lawmakers call for reboot of meaningful use program
    iHealthBeat
    Recently, six Republican senators released a 28-page white paper outlining their concerns about current federal health IT policy,

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    Paper based billing services vs. electronic medical billing services
    MedCity News
    The advent of technology has brought along innovative ways and method to streamline workflows and make lives easier.

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    ICD-10 challenges for medical practices
    PhyzBizTech
    Healthcare providers need to prepare for challenges that will affect their business operations and revenue cycles.

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    Financial report: Retirement the top concern for physicians
    By J. Christopher Burke
    The complexity of practicing medicine has never been as great as it is now. Physicians struggle with a multitude of issues every day, and their tremendous focus on patients and the business of medicine can come at the expense of taking care of their personal financial matters. This insight really came to life in the results of a national poll conducted by AMA Insurance: 2013 Report on U.S. Physicians' Financial Preparedness.
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    Industry Pulse: Do you feel secure about your retirement planning?
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    Doctors, others criticize Medicare's proposal on hospital admissions rules
    The Washington Post
    Medicare officials have proposed changes in hospital admission rules that they say will curb the rising number of beneficiaries who are placed in observation care but are not admitted, making them ineligible for nursing home coverage.
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    Want to be published?
    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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