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IN THIS ISSUE ...

Making Headlines at AAOE this week...
  • Benchmarking Report Update
  • BSOF Annual Meeting
  • Andrews Institute Video on Athletic Trainers


  • Advocacy Update
  • 2013 PQRS Feedback Reports Now Available!


  • Calendar of Events
  • Calendar


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


  • Within Your Practice Walls
  • Following the money: Cybertheft and healthcare
  • AMA releases meaningful use stage 3 blueprint
  • HIPAA 5010: Inability to view version indicator fields
  • 100 healthcare statistics to know
  • Measure ranks docs on how much patients improve
  • The top 10 disruptions In HR technology: Ignore them at your peril
  • Telehealth strategies for improving your healthcare business
  • Getting the most out of physician practice acquisitions: Considerations for converting acquired physician practices into provider-based clinics


  • In Touch & In Tune with Our Exhibitors
  • SurgiMate




  • MAKING HEADLINES AT AAOE THIS WEEK

    Benchmarking Report Update
    AAOE
    The AAOE 2014 Benchmarking Survey is now available! The 2013 data year's participation reached an all-time high, with 32% more practices, 122% more orthopaedic surgeons represented, and 114% more FTEs! We've ramped up the reports, enhanced the resources, increased participation, added deep dive interaction tools (for participants only), and so much more! The 2013 Benchmarking Report is $350 for members and $400 for nonmembers.
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    BSOF Annual Meeting
    AAOE
    The 2014 BONES Society of Florida conference was held in St. Petersburg on September 11-14. As BONES members come to expect every year, the program committee created a superior program that provides members with tools, applications and information to better navigate an ever- changing healthcare environment. In addition to breakout sessions by group size, attendees had the opportunity to choose between breakout sessions with topics that are applicable to their practice dynamics. The general sessions focused on Physician Assistant utilization, increasing patient loyalty, implementation of Florida's Medicaid managed care program, orthopaedic bundled payment programs, PQRS, and Meaningful Use.
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    Andrews Institute Video on Athletic Trainers
    AAOE
    Are you considering hiring a certified athletic trainer for your clinic? Check out this 9-minute video with Dr. James Andrews, Forrest Pecha, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, and Joe Greene, MS, ATC. Learn about the education and skill set of ATs and the tangible and non-tangible benefits of having ATs on staff in a clinic as physician extenders. Click here to find out more.
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    ADVOCACY UPDATE


    2013 PQRS Feedback Reports Now Available!
    AAOE
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and 2013 Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program feedback reports are now available. Feedback reports are available for eligible providers who submitted quality data for Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Part B services between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
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    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Date Time (EST) Event More Information
    Oct. 23 12 - 1:30 p.m. AAOE Webinar: The Role of Marketing and Public Relations in Medicine [HTW] Details
    Oct. 27 9 – 9:45 p.m. Applying Leadership Skills: Leading From Front to Back 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. 14-15 ALeadership Immersion Series – Module 3: Lateral Leadership 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 17-18 AOA Leadership Immersion Series — Module 1: Surviving Health Care Changes: Leaders Taking Strategic Action Details
    April 25-28, 2015 2015 AAOE Annual Conference in Chicago Details
    Sept. 24-26, 2015 2015 BONES Society of Florida Annual Meeting Details
    Sept. 25-26, 2015 AOA Leadership Immersion Series – Module 4: Leading High Performing Teams Details

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


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    LEADERSHIP QUOTE OF THE WEEK





    WITHIN YOUR PRACTICE WALLS


    Following the money: Cybertheft and healthcare
    By Christina Thielst
    Patient records contain personally identifiable information and protected health information, both of which have value on the black market. Over the years, there have been instances of insiders stealing this information for their own financial benefit, but outside criminal attacks are on the rise at a time when there is great pressure to reduce healthcare costs. Industry analysis and private firms have issued predictions over the last few years, but the recent warning issued by the FBI seems to add a bit of urgency — that hackers are actively trying to get to personal medical records and health insurance data.
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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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    AMA releases meaningful use stage 3 blueprint
    Medscape
    Ahead of the release of the proposed rule for stage 3 meaningful use of electronic health records, the American Medical Association has released a blueprint for the future of the EHR incentive program that includes both recommendations for stage 3 and a call for fundamental changes in stages 1 and 2 of meaningful use. The blueprint was laid out in an October 14 letter to Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
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    HIPAA 5010: Inability to view version indicator fields
    ICD10monitor
    Here we go again. Just as we have previously reported here in the ICD10monitor e-news about the industry's half-hearted approach to 5010 adoption, new questions continue to be raised and concerns expressed about just how compliant the nation's hospitals are. The current issue focuses on the inability of some providers and practices to see the version indicator field.
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    100 healthcare statistics to know
    Becker's Hospital Review
    The term “healthcare” encompasses a wide variety of issues ranging from insurance coverage controversies and workforce compensation trends to prescription drug administration and health information technology. Being able to master all matters of healthcare would likely take an inordinate amount of time, which is why Becker's Hospital Review has provided this list of 100 healthcare statistics to know covering a wide variety of industry topics.
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    Measure ranks docs on how much patients improve
    Modern Healthcare
    Patients of top-performing doctors were cared for at less expense and left the hospital earlier and in better health than those treated by doctors at the bottom of a new measure of physician value. Demand for ways to rank individual doctors on results is growing and the measure, based on teacher evaluations, highlights the intensity of efforts to develop effective ratings.
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    The top 10 disruptions In HR technology: Ignore them at your peril
    Forbes
    The HR technology landscape, which is now more than a $15 billion market in software, is exploding with growth and innovation. We are tracking more than 100 new startups in network-based recruiting, talent analytics, assessment science, online learning, and mid-market core HR systems. New tools to help manage employee communications, engagement, recognition and workplace wellness are also red hot.
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    Telehealth strategies for improving your healthcare business
    By Karen R. Thomas
    Telehealth is on its way to becoming a mainstream part of the healthcare industry. Telehealth statistics show that industries across the healthcare continuum — including home care, hospitals, accountable care organizations, behavioral health and more — are benefiting from using telehealth technology to support their clients, patients and employees. The big question for many companies, however, is whether telehealth is right for their organization. The following are some strategies to use when assessing how telehealth can improve a healthcare business.
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    Getting the most out of physician practice acquisitions: Considerations for converting acquired physician practices into provider-based clinics
    The National Law Review
    Hospitals acquiring physician practices need to balance competing considerations when determining how to fit them in the larger organization. Financial considerations weigh heavily, but so do considerations about finding some place for physician autonomy. Decisions regarding provider-based status touch both of these areas, and each hospital's facts and circumstances will influence what is the best decision in any individual case.
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    Benchmarking Report Update
    AAOE
    The AAOE 2014 Benchmarking Survey is now available! The 2013 data year's participation reached an all-time high, with 32% more practices, 122% more orthopaedic surgeons represented, and 114% more FTEs! We've ramped up the reports, enhanced the resources, increased participation, added deep dive interaction tools (for participants only), and so much more!

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    Provider groups: Extension of MU exemption efforts step in the right direction
    FierceEMR
    Provider groups — particularly those representing practice managers and individual doctors — expressed optimism following the decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to extend the deadline for meaningful use hardship applications to Nov. 30.

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    Providers: EHR vendors underwhelm with interoperability
    Healthcare IT News
    It may not come as any surprise: Electronic health record vendors don't play well with others. At least that's according to healthcare providers who say, in the lion's share of cases, their EHR is not interoperable with others. So finds a new report put out by health IT research firm KLAS, which underscores a less than ideal reality.

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    IN TOUCH & IN TUNE WITH OUR EXHIBITORS


    SurgiMate
    AAOE
    As a THANK YOU to our exhibitors, we will be highlighting at least one exhibitor each week in the newsletter! This will give YOU a better understanding of what to expect from the exhibitors we will have at the 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago and it will give them a chance to show their fun side, while giving you a preview of solutions that they will have ready for you in April! This week we put SurgiMate on the hot seat...
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