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AAOE welcomes new members
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The AAOE grew by approximately 40 members in the month of November, compared to 14 new members in November 2011. These new members are listed here. We would like to welcome them all and wish them much growth through our organization. If AAOE can be of assistance to any member, please always feel free to call the AAOE office at 800-247-9699.



These AAOE members received $50 for referring a member — will you too?
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Our membership has grown in part due to member referrals. The following members recently made referrals: Mike Butler, Merideth Cooper, Ellen Ervin, Bill Greene, Shirley Guilfoyle, Bob Kahn, Daniel Labrador, Teresa Leidner, Rosemary Martin, Pat McAnally, Michelle Morrison, Mary O'Brien, Vivian Ransom, Linda Revelle, Chad Sackman, Pat Tanner, Jan Vest, Wendy Winn, Jill Yates and Martin Zaegel.

Because it was during the AAOE Membership Council's* Membership Drive, these members received $50 Amazon gift cards, and you could as well if you do so by Dec 31. Who will be the next to help us expand our membership?

*AAOE Membership Council: Sam Santschi, JD (chair); Bob Kahn; Marian McCann, RN, BSN, PHN, CNOR; Michaele Ann Morrison, MBA, CMPE; Lisa Steinhoff; Jill Yates, RN, ONC; and Jack Morana, MS, MSHA, FACHE

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Thank you to our 2013 AAOE Annual Conference sponsors and exhibitors
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We are excited to acknowledge our sponsors and exhibitors for the 2013 Annual Conference, which will be taking place April 28-30 in San Diego. Check out our current list of sponsors and exhibitors, which we will continue to update monthly. Thank you, 2013 sponsors and exhibitors. We appreciate your support toward a successful 2013 conference.

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Date Event More Information
Dec. 14-15 Disaster Response Course, Developed by SOMOS, co-sponsored by AAOS, OTA and POSNA in Naples, Fla. Register



Is Coding Driving You Nuts?

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 AAOE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT DECEMBER TOOL KIT: PERSONAL PLANNING


Article: Personal goal setting, planning to live your life your way
MindTools.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It never hurts to have a reminder about the importance of personal goal setting. Let this article help you get motivated. More

Book: Chapter from 'Breaking the Code: The Mysteries of Modern Management Unlocked'
Ravenwood Management Group (RMG), October 2009    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This short, one-page chapter, "How to Handle Work: Do It Now" is helpful for work and personal life and can be read on-line as one of the sample chapters. More

Video: Financial planning introduction
Adelaide Financial Planning via YouTube, 2009    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This 10-minute video clip provides basic advice about financial planning and balancing risk and return. More

Website: Personal Planning, Inc. Learning Center
Personal Planning, Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This website contains articles, newsletters, videos, a glossary and calculation worksheets on financial topics to help you make financial decisions of all types as well as keeping you informed about financial hot topics. More

Social media: Making estimates for retirement planning and achieving retirement goals
The New York Times, October 2012    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
These articles and related comments are responses to reader questions related to retirement financial planning.

Part 1: Making estimates for retirement planning
Part 2: Achieving retirement goals




AAOE-related content: Archived, online education
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2011 AAOE Annual Conference course: Personal Finance: What You Need to Know. Neil Oehlstrom with Edward Jones reflects on steps you can take to ensure that your money is safe, and what can you do to ensure that you are prepared for the future and retirement.

Podcast: Plan for retirement, better
Kiplinger, 2009    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kiplinger interviews Bud Hubeler, former president of Boeing, for practical advice on retirement planning. Hubeler launched a second career writing about retirement planning — as differentiated from investment planning — due to the limited resources available to him. More

 AROUND THE INDUSTRY


20 statistics on orthopaedist compensation vs. other specialists
Becker's Spine Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Here are 20 statistics comparing orthopaedic surgeon compensation to other specialists. Despite leading most other specialists in compensation, only 50 percent of orthopaedists reported feeling fairly compensated. All statistics are from the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2012. More

Medicare patients at risk without doctors' fiscal cliff fix
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As lawmakers head into talks to avoid the fiscal cliff, doctors are watching closely. Thanks to bad timing, the Medicare fees that doctors are paid for treating seniors has gotten tangled up in the same high-stakes dealmaking to avert the fiscal cliff — across the board tax hikes and spending cuts that kick in soon. If Congress does nothing, doctors will be reimbursed 27 percent less than current rates, starting Jan. 1. That could spur thousands of doctors to stop seeing Medicare patients. More


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The hidden costs of raising the Medicare age
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Whenever the discussion turns to saving money in Medicare, the idea of raising the eligibility age often comes up. It's hardly surprising that the idea keeps finding its way into the conversation. That same increase is already being phased in for Social Security. Even President Barack Obama reportedly had the idea on the table during his informal negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner during the summer of 2011. But like everything in healthcare, it's a little bit complicated. More

Some EHRs in danger of missing data connections
American Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many physicians could discover that just because they implement an electronic health record system that is certified to meet meaningful use doesn't mean it is capable of connecting with all the entities with which doctors want to exchange data. Experts are advising doctors who are adopting EHRs to think about what data exchange they plan to do and ensure that the system is capable of doing it. More

Insurance surcharges will fund most online exchanges created under health law
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Republican governors in Florida, Virginia, Texas and several other states say they're reluctant to build the online insurance markets required by the federal health law because they're worried about getting stuck with the bills. But Democrat-controlled California will do so without taking a cent from the state treasury. Instead, operations of the market, also called an exchange, will be financed by a surcharge on the billions of dollars in insurance premiums sold in the exchange. More

Health insurers will be charged to use new exchanges
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The Obama administration said it would charge insurance companies for the privilege of selling health insurance to millions of Americans in new online markets run by the federal government. The cost of these "user fees" can be passed on to consumers. The proposed fees could add 3.5 percent to premiums for private health plans sold in insurance exchanges operated by the federal government. More
 

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