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IN THIS ISSUE ...

Making Headlines at AAOE this week...
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ... and Meets AAOE
  • The Positive Difference
  • Integrity: More Than Just a Piece of the Healthcare Compliance Puzzle
  • Committee Update: Technology Committee

  • Calendar of Events
  • Calendar

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

  • Within Your Practice Walls
  • Obamacare's next threat: A September surprise
  • Doctors may soon be paid for not making you wait
  • Meaningful use driving secure messaging use, but challenges remain
  • Where ICD-10 movers are focusing now
  • Doctor pay hits $232000 as quality gains more meaning in ACA era
  • 46 percent of hospitals with a basic EHR engaged in health information exchange
  • Medicare may expand payment for telemedicine services
  • Cerner, Leidos, Accenture team up to throw their hats into the DoD EHR ring




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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ... and Meets AAOE
    AAOE
    On June 3 and June 4, 2014, the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) conducted its first-ever coordinated visit to Capitol Hill. The visits occurred during the Association's 45th annual conference in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton. A total of 70 AAOE advocates attended 54 meetings with their legislators on the Hill and distributed another 296 leave behinds to legislators they were unable to meet with.
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    The Positive Difference
    AAOE
    When Sean Covey was playing quarterback at BYU, his father Stephen R. Covey rushed back from a work assignment overseas to watch his boy play one Saturday. After the game, dad waited for me outside of the locker room. I came out and said, "I played terrible." He hugged me and said, "Sean you were marvelous out there today." I said, "No, that was the worst game I ever had." Dad said, "No, you were getting beat up and you kept getting up. I've never been so proud of you."
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    Integrity: More Than Just a Piece of the Healthcare Compliance Puzzle
    AAOE
    There are many ways integrity is defined. Most of us have heard integrity defined as what you do when nobody else is around, or what you do and how you do it on a daily basis. Integrity is a concept that includes consistency in actions, expectations, measures, methods, outcomes, principles, and values. Integrity means our actions are honest and trustworthy.
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    Technology Committee Update
    AAOE
    AAOE's Technology Committee is on a mission! We want to help you make the most of the tools that AAOE provides. The highest rated member benefit is the AAOE Member Listserv. Through the Listserv, we are able to communicate with our peers and we are able to get real-time answers to the issues that we are facing in our practices. One of the functions of the Technology Committee is to monitor the Listserv to ensure that all users are aware of the Listserv Code of Conduct. We have started a "Did You Know" campaign. Each month, there will be helpful hints, tips and reminders posted to the Listserv. In addition, you won't have to worry if you missed one because, as of August 1, 2014, an archive will be on the AAOE website for you to refer to at any time! If you want to become an AAOE volunteer, email info@aaoe.net or call 800-247-9699.
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Time (EST) Event More Information
    July 17 12 - 1:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Introduction to Congress Web [P2P] Details
    July 24 12 - 1 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Starting Over – A Continuation of ICD-10-CM Education and Readiness [HTW] Details
    July 31- Aug. 3 2014 South Carolina Association of Orthopaedic Executive Annual Meeting Details
    Aug. 14 12 - 1:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Business Intelligence [P2P] Details
    Aug. 28 12 - 1 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Release of Information Risk Mitigation Through the Use of Quality Control Processes and Measurements Details
    Sept. 11 12 - 1:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: The Benchmarking Survey Details
    Sept. 12-14 BONES Society of Florida Annual Meeting Details
    Oct. 2-4 2014 Midwest AAOE Fall Meeting Details
    Oct. 8-10 19th Annual Bones of PA Meeting Details
    Oct. 23 12 - 1 p.m. AAOE Webinar: The Role of Marketing and Public Relations in Medicine Details
    Sept. 24-26 2015 2015 BONES Society of Florida Annual Meeting Details

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




    MEET YOUR LEADERSHIP


    Leadership Quote of the Week
    Dorothy Galyean
    "Forget your mistakes, but remember what they taught you."
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    WITHIN YOUR PRACTICE WALLS


    Obamacare's next threat: A September surprise
    Politico
    Obamacare open enrollment closed March 31. The White House's Obamacare war room did not. Most state health insurance rates for 2015 are scheduled to be approved by early fall, and most are likely to rise, timing that couldn't be worse for Democrats already on defense in the midterms.
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    Doctors may soon be paid for not making you wait
    Forbes
    More doctor pay is being tied to patient satisfaction metrics, another sign health care may be coming more consumer-friendly, according to a new national analysis of physician compensation. Already, doctors and hospitals increasingly have more of their pay tied to health outcomes and related clinical measures as medical care moves toward value-based compensation rather than fees for service.
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    Meaningful use driving secure messaging use, but challenges remain
    Modern Healthcare via iHealthBeat
    The use of secure messaging between doctors and patients is increasing, but experts say various challenges have hindered more widespread adoption of the technology, Modern Healthcare reports.
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    Where ICD-10 movers are focusing now
    Government Health IT
    Those healthcare organizations wisely using the extra time for ICD-10 are focusing on clinical documentation improvements, workforce training and partner testing. That's according to a recent study by the American Health Information Management Association and eHealth Initiative, which also found that concerns over preparedness and ICD-10's potential financial impacts are lingering despite the new Oct. 1, 2015 deadline.
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    Doctor pay hits $232000 as quality gains more meaning in ACA era
    Forbes
    Primary care physician pay rose slightly to more than $232,000 while specialists' compensation rose to more than $402,000 as insurers paid them based more on quality of care provided rather than volume. The latest data from the Medical Group Management Association, the largest organization of doctor practices in the U.S., said median compensation rose to $232,989 in 2013 for primary care doctors while a similarly slight increase for specialists to $402,233. By comparison, MGMA's 2013 report showed median primary care compensation in 2012 at $220,942 and specialist pay at $396,233.
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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ... and Meets AAOE
    AAOE
    On June 3 and June 4, 2014, the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE) conducted its first-ever coordinated visit to Capitol Hill. The visits occurred during the Association's 45th annual conference in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton.

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    ICD-10 survey indicates 'surprising' level provider readiness
    FierceHealthIT
    Providers responding to a recent survey on ICD-10 expressed concerns about the impact the coding switch — set to go into effect Oct. 1, 2015, after being delayed in April — will have on revenue, productivity and workflow.

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    How can HIE drive meaningful use, healthcare reform via HIT?
    EHRIntelligence
    Without health information exchange, how will health data follow patients along the continuum of care? Beginning in Stage 2 meaningful use, eligible professionals and hospitals must meet certain requirements involving the exchange of health information.

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    46 percent of hospitals with a basic EHR engaged in health information exchange
    iHealthBeat via HIT Consultant
    Forty-six of hospitals with a basic EHR engaged in health information exchanges, according to a new study published in Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. Overall, the study found that 30 percent of U.S. hospitals engaged in health information exchanges with unaffiliated providers with a large variation in state-level participation with some states achieving more than 70 percent participation (Rhode Island, Delaware and Vermont) and others with minimal participation, iHealthBeat reports.
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    Medicare may expand payment for telemedicine services
    Health Data Management
    Under a proposed rule setting the Part B physician fee schedule for calendar year 2015, Medicare would expand payment for certain medical and mental health services furnished via telemedicine technologies.
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    Cerner, Leidos, Accenture team up to throw their hats into the DoD EHR ring
    FierceEMR
    Cerner, Leidos and Accenture Federal Services are the latest companies to join forces to vie for the Department of Defense request for proposal for a new electronic health record system, according to Becker's Hospital CIO. IBM and Epic have also teamed up to submit a bid for this project, as have CSC, Allscripts and Hewlett-Packard. The project could amount to $11 billion.
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