August 2003 Bulletin

News from the federal front—So close yet so far
Medical liability reform campaign

Breaking tradition: A new look at fratcture care

Recommendations for enhancing the care of patients with fragility fractures
AAOS Position Statement

Breaking news

Letters from our readers

Be aware of existing federal regulations on safer sharps
Orthopaedic practices must comply with OSHA regulations

Orthopaedics responds as Medicare questions arthroscopy for Osteoarthritis of the knee

Evidence-based practice and the use of practice guidelines
Creating order out of chaos in clinical decision-making

Maintenance of certification update: A report from ABMS

Academy enforces zero tolerance policy against sexual harassment

AAOS sexual harassment policy

Tax cuts bring sweeping changes

HIPAA privacy rules affect AAOS publishing, research and CME
Academy modifies application forms

Proposal for new AMA organization rejected

Implementing a medical liability reform campaign
AAOS establishes coalition, plans public education message

Not sure about contributing to the campaign?

AAOS Medical Liability Campaign supports state legislative efforts

AAOS medical liability reform Legislative activities: A chronolgy

Join liability reform initiative now!
If not this crisis, which one?

States Report
In brief items

Approaching new orthopaedic patients
Enhanced communications lead to better outcomes

Viruses and worms
Avoid becoming a victim, get protection

EMTALA survival guide
Know the basice—and beyond

Coding for shoulder procedure
Review new codes, avoid confusion

Across the President's Desk - The importance of listening:
A commitment to our members

Patient safety tip from Dr. Herndon-Risks of distraction

Board approves position statement on fragility fractures, clinical guideline on OA of the knee and professional conduct program; establishes Maintenance of Competence Committee

Performance measures ensure success
Meeting the needs of various constituencies depends on SMART results

AAOS donates books, CDs to Cairo training institute
International

AAOS introduces new Unified Research Agenda
OREF, COMSS and ORS lend support

Directions for future research—Unified Research Agenda

Future directions in musculoskeletal research
Report of the AAOS Research Committee Panel Studies

2003 "Body Almanac" is a patient education tool

Presidential guest speakers slated for 2004 Annual Meeting
Catherine Crier and David McCullough will appear

Use OrthoStar to boose practice productivity, enhance efficiency

Uninsured health care is a growing problem
Putting economic pressures on physicians

First Clinician Scientist Development Program meeting held

OREF: Encouraging research for nearly 50 years

Survey shows how orthopaedists perceive, relate to CAM providers

Applications sought for 2004 AAOS/OREF Clinician Traveling Fellowship Program
Information now online

MDs improve patient care while saving time
Insights on using the Internet in orthopaedic practice

Spinal Stenosis
Patient Information from Your Orthopaedic Connection

Bone and joint surgeons seek applications for two awards

In Memoriam

Corrections

Winners of the first Case Authors contest announced

CME calendar through November

Meetings of Interest

AAOS Practice Management Workshops


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