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IN THIS ISSUE ...

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  • Article: Enhancing Your Practices Revenue: Pearls and Pitfalls
  • Article: 8 Ancillary Services That Can Boost Practice Revenue
  • Article: Investing in Ancillary Service Providers: Legal Risks for Physicians
  • Article: Medicare Learning Network
  • Article: Outpatient Physical Therapy — Speech Pathology Survey Report
  • E-Book: Orthopedic Ancillary Services: A Guide to Practice Management
  • E-Book: Physician Ancillary Services: Evaluation, Implementation, and Management of New Practice Opportunities
  • Resource: Med X Sales
  • Resource: ClinicalwoRx


  • Calendar of Events
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  • Within Your Practice Walls
  • ICD-10: Bracing for minimal disruption to your healthcare organization
  • Why data breach readiness isn't getting much better
  • Big data in action: Analyzing malpractice information to improve care
  • HIMSS offers to work with HHS to address US health IT issues
  • CDI specialists must creatively train physicians for ICD-10
  • 'Data dump' reveals billions in pharma payments to docs, hospitals
  • Health IT early mover advantage examined
  • Physician payments now online, but accurate?






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    Enhancing Your Practices Revenue: Pearls and Pitfalls
    AAOE
    The AAOS's Practice Management Committee published an article Enhancing Your Practices Revenue: Pearls and Pitfalls. This article discusses urgent care, physical therapy, ASCs and imaging in addition to co-management agreements and use of mid-level providers and ATCs.
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    8 Ancillary Services That Can Boost Practice Revenue
    AAOE
    In this article, 3 consultants recommend various ancillary services that practices offer to increase revenue, also providing a scorecard for each. Some examples include an Urgent Care Center, Weight Loss Services, and Laboratory.
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    Investing in Ancillary Service Providers: Legal Risks for Physicians
    AAOE
    A tax and business formation lawyer answers some questions regarding basic legal implications for those providers who are seeking to invest in ancillary services in this online article.
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    Medicare Learning Network
    AAOE
    This article from CMS explains the requirements for providing imaging services to Medicare patients including physician supervisor, accreditation and other aspects of providing imaging.
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    Outpatient Physical Therapy — Speech Pathology Survey Report
    AAOE
    Medicare physical therapy can be lucrative. However, like many services Medicare reimburses for, CMS has Conditions for Coverage for physical therapy. This article provides guidance to auditors reviewing physical therapy practices; it is their survey report. This assists practices in ensuring they are compliance with all the conditions CMS requires.
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    Orthopedic Ancillary Services: A Guide to Practice Management
    AAOE
    Dr. Jack Bert provides several options for ancillary income in the orthopedic practice. Dr. Bert is considered an expert in practice management issues, and was among our speakers at the 2014 annual conference. This book informs the reader about the business methods used to enhance revenue through ancillary service development. By development of ancillary services the practice controls the quality of care each patient receives. Other benefits are the efficiencies gained and cost controls. As we face the future, coordinated care is mandatory for success.
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    Physician Ancillary Services: Evaluation, Implementation, and Management of New Practice Opportunities
    AAOE
    Sample of Chapter 1. Available for purchase on Amazon. (No E-book available)
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    Med X Sales
    AAOE
    Med X Sales describes five ancillary services that you may or may not already have in place in your practice. While this is meant to be an advertisement, the article describes a healthy variety of items for your consideration.
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    ClinicalwoRx
    AAOE
    ClinicalwoRx shares information in this article about personalizing the approach to prescriptions through DNA testing. While this article is meant to be an advertisement, many companies are providing this solution across the country. Many orthopedists and pain management doctors are finding this approach helpful. Something to consider...
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    Partial Knee Replacements With Robotic Technology: A New Trend for ASCs
    Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.
    "Jefferson Surgical Center at the Navy Yard Administrator Joseph DeMarco and surgeon Jess Lonner, MD, and Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin Chief Administrative Officer Mark Smith discuss why they created a robotic technology program at their ASCs and where they see the biggest opportunities for success in the future."
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Time (EST) Event More Information
    Oct. 2-4 2014 Midwest AAOE Fall Meeting Details
    Oct. 8-10 19th Annual Bones of PA Meeting Details
    Oct. 9 12 - 1:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: PA/NP/Ancillary Providers [P2P] Details
    Oct. 16 12 - 1 p.m. AAOE Webinar: The Truth about RCM Services [HTW] Details
    Oct. 23 12 - 1:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: The Role of Marketing and Public Relations in Medicine [HTW] Details
    Oct. 30 12 - 1:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Benchmarking [P2P] Details
    Nov. 6 12 - 1 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Service as a Culture [P2P] Details
    Nov. 20 12 - 1:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: How to Manage Compliance Risk in Your Practice Details
    Dec. 11 12 - 1 p.m. AAOE Webinar: Advocacy and Social Media [HTW] Details
    April 25-28, 2015 2015 AAOE Annual Conference in Chicago
    Sept. 24-26, 2015 2015 BONES Society of Florida Annual Meeting Details

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


    WITHIN YOUR PRACTICE WALLS


    ICD-10: Bracing for minimal disruption to your healthcare organization
    HIT Consultant
    ICD-10 is the largest healthcare mandate in history: are you ready? Many in healthcare are focused on meeting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, but ask clinicians and they will tell you it is the upcoming conversion to ICD-10 that has their undivided attention. Why?
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    Why data breach readiness isn't getting much better
    Government Health IT
    Think you can avoid a health data breach the lazy way, without putting in the requisite work? Then think again. This year, in fact, healthcare organizations have reported more data breaches than the year prior, seeing on average a 10 percent jump in breach frequency. So what are they doing to improve these numbers? A new study says: Not enough.
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    Big data in action: Analyzing malpractice information to improve care
    Government Health IT
    Injuries stemming from medical treatment have far-reaching effects throughout the healthcare system. Not the least of which is the human toll upon the aggrieved patient when the Hippocratic Oath is compromised. Medical malpractice law is the mechanism in place to advert negligence by doctors, however, some of the law's merits have recently been challenged by lawmakers in an effort known as tort reform.
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    HIMSS offers to work with HHS to address US health IT issues
    FierceHealthIT via iHealthBeat
    The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society sent a letter to HHS offering to work with the department to develop a comprehensive plan to address looming health IT issues in the U.S. healthcare system, FierceHealthIT reports.
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    CDI specialists must creatively train physicians for ICD-10
    EHRIntelligence.com
    Clinical documentation improvement goes far beyond the detail and specificity requirements of ICD-10, but HIM professionals who are scrambling to get their organizations in shape for the big switch on Oct. 1, 2015 have just twelve months to instill adequate documentation habits in their physicians.
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    'Data dump' reveals billions in pharma payments to docs, hospitals
    Politico
    The government revealed in vast detail the financial ties between American medicine and the drug and medical device industries, publishing millions of records listing $3.5 billion in payments to doctors and hospitals over a five-month period. About 4.4 million records were available for search and download in the new Open Payments database, reflecting payments and other financial relationships that drug and device manufacturers had with 546,000 doctors and 1,360 teaching hospitals during the last five months of 2013.
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    Enhancing Your Practices Revenue: Pearls and Pitfalls
    AAOE
    The AAOS's Practice Management Committee published an article Enhancing Your Practices Revenue: Pearls and Pitfalls. This article discusses urgent care, physical therapy, ASCs and imaging in addition to co-management agreements and use of mid-level providers and ATCs.

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    Pressure mounts for Medicaid and Medicare physician payment fixes
    Roll Call
    Doctors have long-held a prominent lobbying role in Congress. Most of the focus of recent efforts by physician groups revolves around pressing to continue temporary adjustments to several Medicare and Medicaid payment formulas.

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    Committee hears proposal to put NIH stroke scale in ICD-10
    Health Data Management
    Recently, the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee heard a proposal to create an additional code for the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, a widely used tool for measuring neurologic deficit and a scoring system for stroke intervention.

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    Health IT early mover advantage examined
    InformationWeek
    Early technology adopters have higher growth rates than healthcare organizations that hold back on health IT, says Harvard Business Review/Verizon study. Although few healthcare organizations view first-adopter status as a business advantage, those that more quickly implement new technologies do reap valuable returns on these investments, a new study suggests.
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    Physician payments now online, but accurate?
    Health Data Management
    The Open Payments website is live with the first round of data available to help consumers understand financial relationships between physicians and businesses, particularly drug and device manufacturers. How helpful the information will be is a legitimate concern. The go-live comes despite substantial problems with data integrity that have bedeviled the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and caused it to withhold one-third percent of the information gathered from companies until next spring.
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