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AAOE News
  • Physician Compensation Models: A Difficult Era
  • Market Share and Functionality of Top EHR Technology Report
  • 2013 Annual Conference Content Recordings Are Now Available
  • Calendar of events

  • AAOE Leadership
  • Committee Member Spotlight: Andrea Nelson
  • Leadership Quote of the Week

  • Around the Industry
  • Beware of misclassifying workers as independent contractors
  • Looking to share your expertise?
  • Upgrade from Windows XP to remain HIPAA-compliant
  • Here's how you can escape a medical billing catastrophe
  • Wrinkles emerge in SGR repeal debate
  • 4 steps to combating weight bias among physicians
  • A highly objective employee evaluation tool you never use
  • 5 ways to build an effective team




  • AAOE NEWS

    Physician Compensation Models: A Difficult Era
    AAOE
    Tom Ealey, author of this article is a professor of business administration at Alma College (Michigan) with extensive experience as a practice management consultant and practice administrator. This article focuses on free standing group practices and hospital owned groups, and not at hospitalists or academic medicine. The hope is to provide guidance for practice administrators, who will need to practices into a new era.
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      Driving Diagnostic Excellence Through Teleradiology
    ProScan Reading Services is one of the world’s most experienced teleradiology providers. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists are subspecialty-trained in multiple advanced imaging areas, including orthopaedic and neurologic MRI. Whether your needs include primary reads, compliance and accreditation guidance, or technical protocol support, ProScan can provide you with exceptional diagnostic solutions.
     


    Market Share and Functionality of Top EHR Technology Report
    AAOE
    This report, published by Software Advice, analyzes the market share and functionality of the top electronic health records (EHR) technology for the orthopaedic industry. It is often asked if there is data showing how the EHR marketplace breaks down according to Meaningful Use attestations and physician users so this report does just that.

    Please note that you may be contacted by Software Advice after watching the video.

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    2013 Annual Conference Content Recordings Are Now Available
    AAOE
    The wait is over; the 2013 Annual Conference session recordings are now available online on the AAOE Live Learning Center! Catch up on sessions you missed, review best practices presented by leading industry experts and continue your professional development with this content. If you were a 2013 Annual Conference VIP registrant, this content is waiting for you in your Live Learning Center profile.

    Didn't attend the 2013 Annual Conference or didn't register as a VIP attendee? Don't fret! You can still purchase your online content through the AAOE website or on the Live Learning Center. For just $429, you can receive $6,000 worth of educational content! Bonus: 2013 Annual Conference attendees can receive the content for only $169!

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    SPONSORED CONTENT


    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Time (EST) Event More Information
    June 13 12 - 1 p.m. What Every Orthopaedic Executive Needs to Know About
    Implementing A Captive [HTW]
    Details
    June 27 12 - 1:30 p.m. Utilizing the AAOE Benchmarking Survey; using Key
    Performance Indicators [P2P]
    Details to Come

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




    AAOE LEADERSHIP


    Committee Member Spotlight: Andrea Nelson
    AAOE
    Council/Committee:Needs Assessment
    Practice name: Heartland Orthopedic Specialists — A Service of Douglas County Hospital
    City/state: Alexandria, Minn.
    Group size: 7 surgeons
    Hobby: Golfing, Hockey, Snowmobiling, Pheasant Hunting, Sports, Outdoor Activities, Reading, Time with family and friends
    Best book ever read: The Jody Picoult, Sandra Brown, & Dan Brown books that I've read come to mind as "favorites" — I like a wide variety of book typee ... not sure I have a best ever read.
    Favorite movie: Miracle

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    Leadership Quote of the Week
    Abraham Lincoln
    "A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
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    AROUND THE INDUSTRY


    Beware of misclassifying workers as independent contractors
    By D. Albert Brannen
    If your workforce includes contract employees, freelancers, casual workers or independent contractors by any other title, you should seriously analyze whether such workers should be recategorized as employees. The risks of not properly classifying workers can be substantial and include having to ante up back pay, liquidated damages, unpaid taxes, penalties, interest, accounting and attorneys' fees. In addition to these economic risks, other negative consequences can include interference with ongoing operations and harm to an employer's reputation.
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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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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
    MedScribe Makes Clinical Documentation Easy for Orthopaedics

    Over 80 healthcare providers across the U.S. rely on MedScribe to deliver clinical documentation solutions. Learn how your practice can become an EHR integration success story: 45 and counting! Download Brochure.
    Teleradiology Built For Your Needs

    Focused expertise in MRI teleradiology with sub-specialty radiologists and skilled support staff using the latest workflow technology. Assistance with accreditation and technologist support. Cost effective. Each relationship is crafted to meet the needs of the client. Radiologists work in a collaborative environment to produce the most accurate interpretations.
    Integrated EMR & Image Management for Orthopedics


    Merge orthopedic-specific EMR, image management and digital templating/surgical pre-planning tools work together to help you optimize workflow and provide faster care, as well as meet Meaningful Use. View this 5-minute day-in-the-life example of Merge Orthopedic solutions helping to manage patient data and images.


    Upgrade from Windows XP to remain HIPAA-compliant
    Becker's Hospital Review
    Marion Jenkins, executive vice president at 3T Systems, is warning of the danger of computers in healthcare facilities running old versions of Microsoft operating systems, such as Windows XP, because in less than a year Microsoft will no longer provide support for them. According to Jenkins, this is an issue that healthcare organizations need to take seriously because Microsoft will stop offering security updates and anti-virus software for the old systems. Therefore, laptops and workstations running these systems will no longer be HIPAA-compliant, and they will become targets for hackers.
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    Here's how you can escape a medical billing catastrophe
    MedCity News
    Recent research has revealed that around 55 percent of medical bills in the United States include errors. With the surge in Electronic Health Records, more and more practices are experiencing errors in their medical billing workflows and this is expected to increase over time. One of the main reasons for this predicament is the fact that practices spend more time implementing billing systems and less time in training their staff on how to use them effectively and accurately.
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    Physician Compensation Models: A Difficult Era
    AAOE
    This article focuses on free standing group practices and hospital owned groups, and not at hospitalists or academic medicine. The hope is to provide guidance for practice administrators, who will need to practices into a new era.

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    Book: Branding Health Services
    AAOE
    This is the first book to explore how to create, protect and enhance brands in the health service industry. Each chapter ends with a "Lessons Learned" section providing the reader with a ready-to-use toolbox of branding tips.

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    Blog: How is Marketing a Healthcare Practice Different?
    AAOE
    Stewart Gandolf, MBA, blogs on the HealthWorks Collective website about "How is Marketing a Healthcare Practice Different?" He discusses basic business marketing principles that do and do not apply in the healthcare industry.

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    Wrinkles emerge in SGR repeal debate
    MedPage Today
    As Congress inches toward a change in the way physicians are paid under Medicare, an early-stage Republican proposal drew criticism for not going far enough. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa., called the latest draft proposal to reform Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula "disappointing" because it mostly retains fee-for-service payments while using alternative payment models as an option to boost reimbursements.
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    4 steps to combating weight bias among physicians
    Becker's Hospital Review
    According to a recent study in Obesity, patients with obesity are 52 percent more likely to "doctor shop," or switch both primary care and specialty physicians frequently, because of perceived physician bias and overall negative interactions with healthcare providers. These negative interactions come with a high price — not only does switching physicians compromise care through a lack of continuity, but these patients are more likely to end up in the emergency department and incur higher healthcare costs.
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    A highly objective employee evaluation tool you never use
    CEO
    Most companies use formal employee evaluation and performance appraisal processes. Great — but if you really want to identify your top performers, your poorest performers and the skills and behaviors that matter most to your business, try this: Pretend you have to fire one of your employees. Today.
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    5 ways to build an effective team
    Forbes
    The key is to create a powerful team that works effectively even when the boss is not available. A startup team is like a basketball team — you will not win if you do not play together. As CEO, you need to realize that each team member plays a role in your company and each individual is part of the whole. If you want to work effectively your team must be harmonious. Here’s how:
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