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AAOE News
  • Provide Direction to AAOE Via the Loyalty Survey
  • Get Involved. Be a Leader of AAOE
  • Calendar of events

  • AAOE Leadership
  • Committee Member Spotlight: Cindy Keene
  • Leadership Quote of the Week

  • Annual Conference Highlights
  • How to Access the 2013 Conference Content Now
  • Recorded Sessions Available Soon
  • Direct the Education for AAOE 2014

  • Around the Industry
  • 7 practical tips for effective supervision
  • 2012 malpractice payouts concentrated in 5 states
  • Mobile medical billing and payments are poised to explode
  • Liability shocker: A rare truce on medical malpractice suits
  • What the IRS scandal means for healthcare reform
  • Expert predicts 'meaningful use fatigue' in 2015
  • CEOs share strategies to employ, align physicians
  • 10 statistics on orthopedic physician compensation across the US in 2012




  • AAOE NEWS

    Provide Direction to AAOE Via the Loyalty Survey
    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.

    The survey is only open until Thursday, May 30 so act now! Need your personalized link to the survey? Email info@aaoe.net.
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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    Get Involved. Be a Leader of AAOE
    AAOE
    AAOE has several volunteer leadership opportunities available. Take charge and have a say in the association direction and execution! We have several committee/council openings that are waiting for you.
    • Communications Council — Member-at-Large (4 positions)
    • Membership Council — Member-at-Large (2 positions)
    • Needs Assessment Committee — Member-at-Large (2 positions)
    • State Societies Committee — Member-at-Large (3 positions)
    • Technology Committee — Member-at-Large (2 positions)
    Return your application, along with your CV, via email to info@aaoe.net, or fax, to 317-805-0340. Chairs will review applications and you will be contacted with their vote. Together we will continue AAOE's legacy as the premiere association for orthopaedic practice executives and their staff.

    (To read the charges, composition, and time commitment for each, please click here.)

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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Time (EST) Event More Information
    May 23 12 - 1:30 p.m. Service as a Culture — Create a Niche in the Industry [P2P] Details
    June 13 12 - 1 p.m. What Every Orthopaedic Executive Needs to Know About Implementing A Captive [HTW] Forthcoming
    June 27 12 - 1:30 p.m. Utilizing the AAOE Benchmarking Survey; using Key Performance Indicators [P2P] Forthcoming

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


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    AAOE LEADERSHIP


    Committee Member Spotlight: Cindy Keene, CEO
    AAOE
    Welcome Cindy Keene, newest AAOE Board of Directors Member.
    Committee: Board of Directors
    Practice name:Lewiston Orthopaedic Associates, PA
    City/state: Lewiston, Idaho
    Group size: 6 Orthopaedic Surgeons, 6 Physicians, 38 Staff
    History of AAOE volunteer work: Member of Technology Task Committee for the last 3 years.
    How many years served as an administrator in the field of healthcare management: Seventeen years. Seven years as a Director of Finance with a multi-specialty clinic and 10 years as the CEO of Lewiston Orthopaedics.
    Why she was interested in serving on the AAOE Board of Directors: I'm always interested in learning more about practice management and have found that volunteering is the best way to engage and assist the learning process. The last couple of years I have been working on my MBA in Healthcare through the University of St. Thomas. I thoroughly enjoy my learning and want to continue to challenge myself — you can never learn enough!

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    Leadership Quote of the Week
    Warren Bennis
    "Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."
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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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    ANNUAL CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS


    How to Access the 2013 Conference Content Now
    AAOE
    Need to review the session materials from the conference? All content presented by the speaker is available on the Attendee Service Center. It's easy! Log in and check it out (under the Conference Handouts link on the left hand side of the page). Need your username and password? Click the "Forgot Password" link to have your details sent to you via email.
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    Recorded Sessions Available Soon
    AAOE
    The audio and presentation materials are in production to make downloadable MP3 and MP4 files for you to review the content at your leisure. All VIP conference attendees will receive a communication when the recorded content is available. If you didn't make it to sunny San Diego, you can still take advantage of this great education and CEUs! You can purchase the content online for only $429 — a value of $6,000! Purchase it now!
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    Direct the Education for AAOE 2014 Through the 2013 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.

    And save the date! AAOE 45th Annual Conference will be held in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton from June 1-3, 2014. Registration will be open in late 2013.

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    Get Involved. Be a Leader of AAOE
    AAOE
    AAOE has several volunteer leadership opportunities available. Take charge and have a say in the association direction and execution! We have several committee/council openings that are waiting for you.

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    How to Access the 2013 Conference Content Now
    AAOE
    Need to review the session materials from the conference? All content presented by the speaker is available on the Attendee Service Center.

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    Ready to Volunteer? We Have Open Positions
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    Ready to be active in AAOE? Take charge and have a say in the association direction and execution! We have several committee/council openings that are waiting for you.

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    AROUND THE INDUSTRY


    7 practical tips for effective supervision
    By D. Albert Brannen
    Experienced managers have increasing difficulty navigating today's alphabet soup of federal employment laws — ADA, ADEA, FMLA, IRCA, OSHA, NLRB, etc. State and local laws further complicate the making of employment decisions. At the risk of oversimplifying things, we prepared this list of seven tips for effective supervision to avoid legal liability in the workplace.
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    Industry Pulse: Do you always keep documentation of important facts?
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    2012 malpractice payouts concentrated in 5 states
    ClinicalAdvisor.com
    A total of $3.6 billion was paid out for medical malpractice lawsuits in 2012, and 48 percent of those payouts occurred in five states, according to Diederich Healthcare's 2013 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis.
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    Mobile medical billing and payments are poised to explode
    VentureBeat
    Mobile billing and payments have seen extraordinary growth in almost every consumer industry, from utility bills to lattes. However, the healthcare industry has been slow to adopt mobile billing and payments. A number of factors are converging to make 2013 a year of rapid growth in mobile payment options for medical providers and patients.
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    Liability shocker: A rare truce on medical malpractice suits
    Bloomberg Businessweek
    Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia signed into law on what Bloomberg BNA reports is the nation's first "provider shield" statute. The measure aims to protect doctors from malpractice suits based on payment-policy standards established by the 2010 federal healthcare reform law, known as the Affordable Care Act. What's truly amazing about this development is that both physicians and trial lawyers supported the law.
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    What the IRS scandal means for healthcare reform
    The Washington Post
    The revelation that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny has given fuel to Republican complaints of government overreach. It's also given them more ammunition in their fight against the implementation of President Barack Obama's healthcare law.
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    Expert predicts 'meaningful use fatigue' in 2015
    Government Health IT
    Most healthcare organizations participating in the meaningful use incentive program are focused right now on achieving Stages 1 or 2, but the MU program goes on long past that, says one expert. Organizations need to start considering how they will make meaningful use sustainable into the future.
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    CEOs share strategies to employ, align physicians
    Becker's Hospital Review
    At the Becker's Hospital Review Annual Meeting in Chicago, a panel of healthcare executives and a valuation expert shared their observations about physician alignment and engagement strategies.
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    10 statistics on orthopedic physician compensation across the US in 2012
    Becker's Hospital Review
    Here are 10 statistics on orthopedic physician compensation based on geographic location in the United States from Medscape's Orthopedist Compensation Report: 2013.
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