June 1996 AAOS Report

Academy offers two new books on practice management

The Academy has added two new practice management publications to its publications series - Capitation and Other Managed Care Payment Systems for Orthopaedic Surgeons and Contracting and Negotiating. Capitation provides an introductory review of the capitation payment system as well as information on fee-for-service, floating-fee schedules, discounted fee-for-service, package pricing, and salary systems. Individuals purchasing the publication also can obtain the Capitation Spreadsheet - a computer program that enables users to calculate capitation rates on a fee-for-service basis. The spreadsheet is available in Windows or Macintosh computer formats. Contracting and Negotiating provides tips on how to improve bargaining power and negotiating skills. The new text contains case studies and sample contracts for review. Capitation and the spreadsheet cost $100 for Academy members and $130 for nonmembers. The book can be purchased without the spreadsheet for $35 for Academy members and $45 for nonmembers. Contracting and Negotiating costs $48 for Academy members and $60 for nonmembers.

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