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IN THIS ISSUE ...

AAOE News
  • Best Practices in BackOps: Staff — Who and How Many?
  • How One Orthopaedic Practice Earned $342,000 in Medicare Incentive Payments
  • Loyalty Survey Participants Winners
  • Calendar of events

  • AAOE Leadership
  • Committee Member Spotlight: Jeanie Neumeyer
  • Leadership Quote of the Week

  • Around the Industry
  • Forensic hiring: Put applicants 'under the microscope'
  • Doctor pay rises
  • Call for member-written articles
  • 4 simple steps physicians can take to boost their careers
  • The ideal EHR and medical billing integration
  • Don't do something; Just sit there
  • Panel tells Congress Medicare is unfairly penalizing hospitals serving the poor
  • The darkest year of medical school
  • 9 digital patient engagement and hospital marketing strategies to improve patient acquisition and retention




  • AAOE NEWS

    Best Practices in BackOps: Staff — Who and How Many?
    AAOE
    Do you have the right staff? The biggest asset and cost a medical practice has is its staff. This article written by Kavita Sahai, VP Medical BackOps, helps to guide you on how many staff your practice needs and how to hire super stars.
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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.
     


    How One Orthopaedic Practice Earned $342,000 in Medicare Incentive Payments
    AAOE
    AAOS Practice Management Group Manager, Jackie Ryan, interviewed David L. Kaus, MD, and practice administrator, Bill Worzala, from St. Cloud Orthopedics on how they earned $342,000 in Medicare incentives last year. Read the entire article in the current (June) issue of AAOS Now.
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    Loyalty Survey Participants Winners
    AAOE
    While we anxiously await the results from Loyalty Research of our recently posted Loyalty Survey, the Needs Assessment Committee is proud to announce the five winners of $100 Visa gift cards:
      1. Debra Mitchell
      2. Robert Lodes
      3. William Powell
      4. Tom McNeil
      5. Jimmy Norman
    AAOE and the Needs Assessment Committee thank each of you who participated in the study, helping to assure that our association meets the needs of our members now and in the future.

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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Time (EST) Event More Information
    June 27 12 - 1:30 p.m. Utilizing the AAOE Benchmarking Survey; using Key
    Performance Indicators [P2P]
    Details

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




    AAOE LEADERSHIP


    Committee Member Spotlight: Jeanie Neumeyer
    AAOE
    Council/Committee: Benchmarking Committee
    Practice name: Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center
    City/state: Atlanta
    Group size: 42 physicians
    Hobby: Any outdoor activity — mountain biking, road riding, hiking, running with my dogs.
    Favorite quote: "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." — Winston Churchill
    Best book ever read:Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. Read this in elementary school and can still remember the entire story. It inspired my love of reading!
    Favorite movie: Wow, there are so many! The most recent favorite is probably Avatar, but Robin Hood Prince of Thieves is definitely in the top 5 favs.
    Any other information you would like to share: I am married and getting ready to celebrate my 7 year anniversary with my husband who is a police officer. I'm also a twin. My brother lives in Naples, Florida. I started my career as an athletic trainer and moved over into Marketing 5 years ago. I manage our marketing and communications for the department of orthopaedics.

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    Leadership Quote of the Week
    Peter Drucker
    "Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes."
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    AROUND THE INDUSTRY


    Forensic hiring: Put applicants 'under the microscope'
    By Jan Keller
    Hiring new staff members can be a daunting process, especially as the consequences of making a mistake are costly — in time, money and stress. It doesn't have to be that way. There are ways to put candidates "under the microscope" to make sure you choose the right person every time, and finally put an end to the mystery of the personnel revolving door most practices are familiar with. How? By using an easy four-step process for finding and integrating the right person for the job into your practice.
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    Doctor pay rises
    Forbes
    Physician compensation rose only slightly in 2012 as more of doctors' compensation was based on the quality of care they provide and whether their patients are satisfied, a new salary survey indicates. The 2013 Medical Group Management Physician Compensation and Production Survey Report showed physician pay increases were largely flat, rising about 3 percent for primary care doctors — family doctors, internists and pediatricians — to $220,942 in 2012 compared to $212,840. Meanwhile, compensation for specialists rose 3 percent to $396,233 from $384,467 in 2011.
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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
    Survey Says: Top 3 EMR Vendors in Orthopaedics

    Last week MedScribe conducted a small survey exclusively for orthopaedic executives. Of the 40 respondents, 38% stated they use EMR vendors Next Gen, SRS Soft or GE, respectively. MedScribe provides experienced integration with these top 3 vendors and many more. Find out if we offer integration with your EMR vendor; view the EMR integration diagram here.
    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.


    Call for member-written articles
    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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    4 simple steps physicians can take to boost their careers
    ModernMedicine
    In healthcare, climbing up the career ladder takes time and hard work. But Allan Cacanindin, Senior Executive Vice President of Client Services for Cejka Search, a physician and health executive recruitment firm, says physicians can easily take small steps to advance their career.
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    The ideal EHR and medical billing integration
    MedCity News
    Staggering changes in the healthcare market, turbulent costs and increasing regulatory, governance and compliance challenges, entail the evolution of the United States healthcare industry. Over the last couple of decades, industry stakeholders have struggled with care provision, patient health information and security, commercialization of the healthcare business, and the introduction of comprehensive and innovative technologies which add value to the whole process of care delivery.
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    Best Practices in BackOps: Staff — Who and How Many?
    AAOE
    Do you have the right staff? The biggest asset and cost a medical practice has is its staff. This article written by Kavita Sahai, VP Medical BackOps, helps to guide you on how many staff your practice needs and how to hire super stars.

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    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.

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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.

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    Don't do something; Just sit there
    The New York Times
    Educational opportunities abound in medicine. But it turns out there is exactly nowhere to learn the single hardest skill of all. There are no courses in the art of doing nothing, no fellowships. Who would sponsor them? In fact, one might hazard that doing nothing is the most subversive activity in all of modern medicine, undermining as it does the agendas of all doctors, all patients and all interested corporate parties. Doing nothing has no billing code.
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    Panel tells Congress Medicare is unfairly penalizing hospitals serving the poor
    Kaiser Health News via The Washington Post
    The financial penalties that Medicare imposes on hospitals with high rates of patient readmissions are too harsh for hospitals serving the poor and should be changed, according to a congressional advisory agency. Since last fall, Medicare has been reducing its payments to 2,213 hospitals under a provision in the healthcare law that aims to improve quality at the nation's hospitals.
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    The darkest year of medical school
    Slate
    Your future doctor will take the first steps into clinical medicine: the monumental transition that medical students make at the halfway point of medical school from the classroom years to the clinical years. Many of the qualities that students entered medical school with — altruism, empathy, generosity of spirit, love of learning, high ethical standards — are eroded by the end of medical training. Newly-minted doctors can begin their careers jaded, self-doubting, even embittered.
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    9 digital patient engagement and hospital marketing strategies to improve patient acquisition and retention
    Becker's Hospital Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The value of your hospital's marketing efforts, both traditionally and online, can yield significant return on your marketing dollars. As consumers become more tech-savvy, their online shopping transcends into the search for healthcare. Digital marketing amplifies your brand, raises awareness about your events and efforts in the community, and educates your patient populations. More
     

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