August 2004 Bulletin

The State of Stark: Phase II regs
New regulations are complex, challenging

Questions and answers on Stark II, PhaseII
A look at the physician self-referral prohibition

Orthopaedist has the "right stuff"
Robert L. Satcher Jr, MD, PhD, launches new career with NASA; some travel required

New York orthopaedists build playground
State society project educates community, highlights orthopaedists' role in children's healthcare

Breaking news

Professional compliance program to be created
Initial focus will be on expert witness testimony

Use of antibiotic prophylaxis in primary TJA
AAOS board adopts advisory statement

USBJD holds Capitol Hill meeting
focus on osteoporosis prevention, research, treatment

US Bone and Joint Decade aims to raise public awareness
National Awareness Week is Oct. 12-20

Corporate Advisory Council focuses on ethics issues
Supports Annual Meeting, scholarships, USBJD

Workers' compensation: What orthopaedic surgeons need to know
Why reform is needed

Washington Fellow gets inside look at health policy making

AMA House of Delegates supports AAOS on radiology issue

Reform efforts are making a difference
Campaign extended to South Carolina, Georgia; effect on Senate races

AAOS expands online practice management center

States Report

Using Speech Recognition Software
Hardware and software advances make it faster, easier and more accurate

Coding spinal procedures
Avoid confusion by following these tips

Across the President's Desk
Orthopaedic unity: Collaborating with specialty societies

"AAOS in 2010" planning begins with member input

Board approves expert witness compliance program, advisory statement, revised clinical guidelines

Aging Committee deserves to be continued

Video promotes orthopaedics to med students

Oref announces available 2005 funding

Patient safety tip: my hands are clean - or are they?

Patient Information from Your Orthopaedic Connection
Helmets key to child safety in sports

Patient safety in the ASC
AAOS develops checklists to ensure patient safety

AAOS expands, updates patient education Web site
New look, more features on Your Orthopaedic Connection

Students introduced to orthopaedics at AMA showcase
Inaugural event highlights medical specialties

OKO is portal to orthopaedic knowledge
Site redesigned to reflect multiple avenues for education

CME calendar through November

Musculoskeletal education lacking in medical schools
AAOS publishes first-ever musculoskeletal textbook designed for medical students

Meetings of Interest

AAOS Practice Management Workshops


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