Academy President Douglas W. Jackson, MD, focuses on the impact of the proposed formulas for resource-based practice expense payments and says 'enough is enough.'
Highlights of the Board of Directors meeting Feb. 11-12, 1997
Academy resolutions adopted at 1997 Annual Meeting.
Orthopaedic surgeon applauds position against 'Center of Excellence.'
Point of View: H. Thomas Temple, MD, comments on the use of metal prosthesis for limb salvage techniques following osteosarcoma resection.
Point of View: Michael H. McGuire, MD, favors the use of allograft bone transplant for the reconstruction of skeletal defects following the resection of tumors.
Point of View: The hand-held computer may be survival tool for orthopaedic surgeons.
Minute with Malpractice: A warning about casting
Guidelines needed for MedWatch reports
1997-1998 Academy Board of Directors
Academy tells public need for access, choice
Congress gets bills to control managed care
State society officers attend second annual strategy session
MODEMS offers patient survey
Only 1 business session will be held at '98 Annual Meeting
Academy names Mark W. Wieting vice president
Carticel appears beneficial, says FDA panel
Academy approves new Position Statements
Academy develops new booklets on shoulder, low back surgery
Osteoporosis symposium set for June 4-5
OREF, Arthritis Foundation join on Joint Parade
MSAs offer alternative to MCOs
How new MSAs benefit employees
Union helps orthopaedists in MCO pacts
States get patient protection bill
Job market at a glance
Urges balance in reduced work force
RAND study expected in May
PPMCs offer opportunities, problems
Seek orthopaedic volunteers for Malawai program
What you need to know about a bonus
Common causes of concern, responses to net income bonus method
Women orthopaedists look to future
Why accurate CPT codes are important
Academy CME is problem-based, more interactive
More clinical information set for home page
Continuing Medical Education Courses
More than 100 orthopaedic surgeons have requested to use the Academy's Drive It Safe slide set to make presentations at community group meetings. The The 30-minute program includes statistics related to the area where the presentation is made and brochures. Contact Pat Julitz, AAOS communications department, (800) 346-2267 x 4123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles A. Rockwood Jr., MD, left, has been inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. He is one of six native Oklahomans honored for distinguished service and achievement. Kenneth E. DeHaven, MD, 1996 Academy president, introduced Dr. Rockwood at the ceremony which was attended by several hundred people and broadcast statewide on television. The program is sponsored by the Oklahoma Heritage Association, a nonprofit organization.