April 2003 Bulletin


AAOS launches major professional liability initiative
Orthopaedics now has a window of opportunity in which to act

Orthopaedist answers call to duty, heads to Afghanistan
Orthopaedist/Army reservist saves lives, limbs, becomes "one with the dust"

Breaking news

Letters from our readers

A primer on 2003 Medicare reimbursement
Review basic concepts

Things you never learned in medical school
Survey shows orthopaedists need more practice management training

Progress made on tort reform initiatives
Orthopaedists take action at the state level

Maintenance of Certification: A progress report

Treasury Department issues new tax rules
Potential tax savings

What's new in patient information Web sites

Orthopaedic residents surveyed for opinions on limiting duty hours

States Report
In brief items

Communicating adverse outcomes
Be sensitive, honest, express emotional support

Securing your wireless network
Taking precautionary steps

Protect yourself in credentialing process
Know the rules

Accurately code hip fractures
Learn instructions and examples

AAOS offers new coding service hot line

Across the President's Desk
Looking Ahead: Volunteerism and the future of AAOS

Dole: America inspires the world

BOD approves research policy and position statement on nursing shortage, agrees to sign amicus brief

James H. Herndon, MD, becomes AAOS President

2003 CAC international scholarships awarded

Operation good will: Orthopaedists build safe, accessible playground

Point of View
Philanthropy in Academics

Annual Report of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

AAOS acts on tissue banking recommendations
Allograft tissue safety

In related news-Cryolife agreement

OREF surpasses 2002 donation goals

2004 Humanitarian Award-Watch for entry forms

AAOS PSA campaign wins "Best of Show"
Public service campaign sweeps 2002 Mercury awards

Center fo Association Leadership exhibit showcases Academy's public education and media relations programs

Councilors plan new year's activities, elect officers

Patient handout: Joint replacement and dental work

Thoughts on Diversity and Affirmative Action

Diversity Committee

Stress fractures
Patient information from Your Orthopaedic Connection

In Memoriam

Making of an OLC course, Part III

2002 OSAE popular with Fellows, residents

CME calendar through June

Meetings of Interest

AAOS Practice Management Workshops

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