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AAOE welcomes 2012-13 President Barbara Sack
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2011-12 AAOE President David Schlactus passes the gavel (and beads) to AAOE's 2012-13 President Barb Sack. Thank you, David, and welcome, Barb!

Thank you, 2011-12 volunteers
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Thank you to our 2011-12 AAOE Board, Council, and Committee member volunteers for their hard work and dedication.

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June 14 ILL BONES Meeting Information
June 14 AAOE Webinar: Tips for Successfully Monitoring Your Orthopaedic Providers’ Services sponsored by AAOE and The Coding Network Register

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It's 2012: How meaningfully useful was your EHR vendor last year? Part 2 of 2
Bob Blakely, Director of Government Affairs, AllMeds Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In Part 1 of this article, first-year performance measures for federal EHR incentive programs were examined. CMS and CDC numbers indicate that the use of EHRs has increased dramatically over the last 18 months. The latest figures also show that CMS has paid over $1.5 billion to office-based physicians during the same period. More

Could You Be April's Fool?

The deadline for receiving the largest financial incentive for EHR from the federal government is fast approaching. Physicians in every specialty must be fully utilizing an EHR by October 1 to qualify. But based on the sheer volume of purchasers some will be left out. Could you be April’s Fool?

Leadership Quote of the Week
'Walk the Talk' by Eric Harvey and Alexander Lucia    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Vision without action is meaningless."


Mindsets in employing Generation Y orthopedic surgeons
Becker's Hospital Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Les Jebson, executive director of University of Florida Health System, noted two overarching characteristics about many Generation Y physicians that physician recruitment plans should consider. The young generation is likely to be achievement-oriented and family-centric. When recruiting recently graduated surgeons, hospitals and clinics need to consider these factors, Jebson said. More

Missouri doctor, patients tout new treatments for tendon repair
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Dr. Steven Stahle spent 15 minutes preparing Clay Vollet's arm for a procedure to treat tennis elbow. Then, Stahle, co-founder of the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood, Mo., spent less than two minutes performing the procedure, called Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue — or, aptly enough, FAST. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last fall and is one of the latest techniques used in sports medicine. More

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Merge Healthcare: Meaningful Use Stage 2 & Orthopaedics
Merge Healthcare’s new webinar outlines the proposed Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) rules and describes how they will specifically affect orthopaedic practices. Watch this webinar to learn more about the upcoming MU timeline, how to adopt an MU strategy, and how you can streamline workflow and improve patient care.

Study: Tired surgical residents may up error risk
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A small study suggests surgeons in training are still tired enough to raise their risk of making significant errors, despite new guidelines limiting their work hours. Researchers found that orthopedic surgical residents at two Boston-area hospitals were averaging five and a half hours of sleep a night, and so fatigued during waking hours that a quarter of the time their "impairment" was equivalent to being legally drunk. More

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    10 critical success factors of a leading neurosurgery and spine program
    Becker's Spine Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    With the aging population and prevalence of obesity in the United States, the population of people who will need care for back pain will increase over the next several years, said Casey Nolan, managing director of Healthcare Navigant. Creating a true neurosurgery and spine center of excellence will make your hospital or surgery center a destination for those patients. More

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    Medicaid primary care pay: The next SGR?
    American Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Nationally, the average Medicaid payment rate is only two-thirds of what Medicare pays. The proposed rule will pay Medicare rates to primary care physicians for the primary care services they provide to Medicaid beneficiaries for 2013 and 2014. But what concerns physicians are the longer-term consequences of establishing a payment boost and then taking it away, just after major coverage expansions under Medicaid and health insurance exchanges kick in starting in 2014. More

    Doctors win most malpractice suits, but road is long
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    Malpractice claims against U.S. doctors are often dismissed, and when they go to trial, the verdict is usually in the doctor's favor, according to a new study. But even when a case is dismissed, the road is typically long for both doctors and the patients suing, researchers said. Medical malpractice claims have become a hot-button issue in the U.S., coming up repeatedly in debates about healthcare reform. More

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