December 2000 Bulletin
Practice tips on Annual Meeting program
Practice management will be the topic of a number of Instructional Course lectures at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco Feb. 28-March 4, 2001.
- Physician Owned Surgery Centers on Feb. 28 will cover issues of ownership, single-specialty, multispecialty, Certificates of Need, Medicare approval, Stark II rules and case mix.
- Understanding the Numbers: Introduction to Business Aspects of Orthopaedics on Feb. 28 is an important course for residents and young practitioners.
- Patient Physician Communications Skills, to be held twice on March 1, will help practicing orthopaedic surgeons improve their communication skills.
- Diversity and Cultural Competence in Orthopaedic Practice on March 1 will provide practical advice on communicating with and caring for patients from many cultures.
- Bare Bones Marketing on March 2 will inform solo or small group orthopaedists on how to increase their practice using brochures and a logo, community service marketing, as well as practice marketing fundamentals.
- Coding and Documentation: Fraud and Abuse on March 2 teaches the basics of CPT coding, including E/M documentation.
- Marketing Your Practice to the Exploding Latino Population on March 2 examines the economic and clinical implications for orthopaedic practice management.
- Current Legal Pitfalls in Orthopaedic Practice on March 2 focuses on both "cutting edge" liability issues for orthopaedic surgeons and traditional liability concerns of medical malpractice issues.