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IN THIS ISSUE ...

Making Headlines at AAOE this week...
  • Executive Summary for Listserv Survey: Overhead Split Methodologies
  • SWOT and Key Issues
  • AAOE Membership Council Update


  • Calendar of Events
  • Calendar


  • Leadership Quote of the Week
  • Leadership Quote of the Week


  • Leadership in the Limelight
  • AAOE Annual Conference Committee Chair: Patty Brewster


  • Within Your Practice Walls
  • Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies
  • AHIMA starts campaign against ICD-10 'grace period'
  • Defending meaningful use requirements for patient engagement
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander identifying strategies for better EHR program
  • Infographic: 5 digital health trends reshaping healthcare
  • How common is meaningful use fraud?
  • Personalized technology will upend the doctor-patient relationship
  • Partner conflicts: Fatal or solvable?




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    MAKING HEADLINES AT AAOE THIS WEEK

    Executive Summary for Listserv Survey: Overhead Split Methodologies
    Submitted by: Jerald T. Forrester, MBA, FACMPE
    Click here to view the AAOE Overhead Survey White Paper with Summary Results.
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    SWOT and Key Issues
    Provided by AAOE
    Once you have developed the group's Mission and Vision statements, it is time to identify the important issues that need to be addressed in the planning process. The first step in that effort is to conduct a SWOT Analysis.
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    AAOE Membership Council Update
    Provided by AAOE
    Riding the wave of incredible energy from our recent conference in Chicago, the AAOE Membership Council is moving forward with a clear vision for membership recruitment and retention. Thanks to the efforts of a group of AAOE member volunteers, the results of the Strategic Planning session at the Conference have given the Council a clear set of goals for the upcoming year.
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Time (EST) Event More Information
    July 9 12 - 1:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: The Fundamentals of a Successful Internet Marketing Campaign (3 of 3)
    Join us on July 9 for the third webinar in our three-part webinar series! In the last portion of this summer webinar series, Chris Behan will dive into the latest digital marketing trends and demonstrate how they can help the growth of an orthopeadic practice.
    Details
    July 21 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: Speaking the Language of ICD-10 Medical Terminology Details
    July 21 7 - 8:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: ICD-10 CM: Documenting Clearly for Successful ICD-10 Implementation Details
    July 23 12 - 1:30 p.m. AAOE P2P Webinar: Business Intelligence to Improve Operations in the Orthopaedic Practice Details
    Aug. 6-9
    2015 South Carolina Association of Orthopaedic Executives Annual Meeting Details
    Aug. 13 12 - 1 p.m. AAOE Hot Topic Webinar: You Built It, But Will They Come? Details
    Aug. 18 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: Arming Your Practice with Less Than 2 Months to "Go-Live" — What are you doing in your practice for final prep? Details
    Aug. 18 7 - 8:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar:ICD-10 CM: Comparing the Write Documentation for the Right ICD-10 Code Details
    Sept. 15 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: Wrapping It All Up, On the Final Countdown to I-10 Day – We Have Time for One More Orthopaedic ICD-10 Overview Details
    Sept. 15 7 - 8:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: Wrapping It All Up, On the Final Countdown to I-10 Day – We Have Time for One More Orthopaedic ICD-10 Overview Details
    Sept. 24-26
    2015 BONES Society of Florida Annual Meeting Details
    Sept. 25-26
    AOA Leadership Immersion Series – Module 4: Leading High Performing Teams Details
    Oct. 20 2 - 3:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Keeping ICD-10 CM: The ICD-10 Aftermath: Are Claims Being Processed or Denied? Strategy and Recovery Plans for Your Practice Details
    June 9, 2016
    AAOE 2016 Annual Conference Details

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




    LEADERSHIP QUOTE OF THE WEEK



    LEADERSHIP IN THE LIMELIGHT


    AAOE Annual Conference Committee Chair: Patty Brewster
    Provided by AAOE
    AAOE values the time and commitment our leadership puts into our organization. We feature a member from leadership each week. Watch out for posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages, featuring our recently highlighted Leader in the Limelight!
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    WITHIN YOUR PRACTICE WALLS


    Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies
    CNN
    Obamacare has survived — again. In a major win for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court held in a 6-3 decision that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal exchanges. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for himself, Justice Anthony Kennedy and the four liberal justices. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the dissent, joined by Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
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    AHIMA starts campaign against ICD-10 'grace period'
    FierceHealthIT
    The American Health Information Management Association is not a fan of a bill that would create a two-year grace period for ICD-10, and is asking its members to contact lawmakers about the legislation. On its website, AHIMA has a letter template for members to use when contacting legislators. It says that the grace period could lead to waste, fraud and abuse and calls the bill "unnecessary."
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    Measuring the Success of Physical and Hand Therapy Programs: Ten Factors That Will Make or Break a Practice
    Ancillary Care Strategies
    As healthcare reform and related healthcare delivery changes continue to reshape the landscape, managers and therapists at physical and occupational therapy practices are looking for opportunities to enhance patient outcomes and reverse declining revenue trends. While focusing on financial benchmarking is certainly appropriate in economically challenging times, all too often therapy managers measure success according to the number of patients scheduled or the dollar amount billed. However, this is only part of a much larger picture.
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    Defending meaningful use requirements for patient engagement
    EHRIntelligence
    When the Stage 2 meaningful use requirements first emerged, many eligible professionals and hospitals voiced their concern for the patient engagement requirement of view, download, and transmit. Those concerns were apparently loud enough to force the hand of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to propose significant modifications to meaningful use requirements, including reducing the 5 percent VDT threshold down to one patient.
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    Sen. Lamar Alexander identifying strategies for better EHR program
    By Scott Rupp
    Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has been busy, and remains so. Earlier this month, he announced that he would conduct a series of hearings intended to solve problems with the federal government’s six-year-old, $30 billion program meant to encourage adoption of electronic health records at medical offices and hospitals. The hearings come after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services claimed in December 2014 that a quarter of a million physicians had not been able to comply with the program’s second phase and have begun losing 1 percent of their Medicare payments.
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    Infographic: 5 digital health trends reshaping healthcare
    HIT Consultant
    Healthcare executives expect that, within the next three years, their industry will need to focus as much on training machines as they do on training people, according to one finding from a new report by Accenture. The Accenture 2015 Healthcare IT Vision is based on a survey of doctors, consumers and healthcare executives and highlights emerging technology trends that will affect the health industry in the next three to five years.
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    How common is meaningful use fraud?
    Healthcare Dive
    The announcement that a former Texas hospital CFO has been sentenced to federal prison for meaningful use fraud has raised the question of whether false attestation is likely to be widespread. Certainly, the story of CFO Joe White and Shelby Regional Medical Center in Texas is a special case involving a system rife with corruption. The hospital closed in 2013 and its owner, Dr. Tariq Mahmood, has since been sentenced to 11 years in prison in a separate case of billing fraud.
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    Personalized technology will upend the doctor-patient relationship
    Harvard Business Review
    In a few years, the idea of receiving medical treatment exclusively at a doctor's office or hospital will seem quaint. Wearable technologies, implanted devices, and smartphone apps allow continuous monitoring and create a ubiquitous, 24/7, digitized picture of your health that can be accessed and analyzed in real-time, anywhere. Data gathering isn’t the only force moving treatment out of the doctor's office; telemedicine, home diagnostics, and retail clinics increasingly treat patients where they live and work. In the next decade, these trends will create a veritable gold rush in patient data and consumer options.
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    Partner conflicts: Fatal or solvable?
    Medscape
    Many physicians who have practice partners learn this lesson the hard way. Sometimes the doctors they choose as partners may have a problem with alcohol or drugs. Some may have mental health issues. Some may have difficult or ornery personalities. Some may have or develop issues with physical health. By far the most common problems, contends attorney Ellen F. Kandell, J.D., president of Alternative Resolutions, a conflict-resolution firm in Silver Spring, Maryland, arise from normal business situations and may create conflict based on differences in values and personality traits. Depending on how they are handled, they could either spell the end of a relationship, lead to further problems due to simmering hostility, or be solved effectively. Kandell offers some examples.
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