December 2003 Bulletin

Expect mixed Medicare Payments in 2004

Breaking news

Letters from our readers

Medicare bill becomes law
Changes coming for both beneficiaries and physicians

Research: The importance of outcomes research

Finance: Tackling estate issues
Plan ahead to establish goals, objectives

How are musculoskeletal CPT codes created and revised?

AAOS launches public education campaign
Academy to educate public, rally grassroots support for medical liability reform

State orthopaedic societies receive campaign funding

The AAOS Medical Liability Reform Campaign

Academy casts light on 'broken' system

States Report

Promoting patient adherence to treatment recommendations
Communication strategies that work

Benefits of a ‘totally electronic office’
Research your options

OIG’s proposed clarifications to Exclusionary Rule
Prohibits excessive charges

Accurately code foot and ankle procedures
Learn instructions and examples

Across the President's Desk - Members speak up: AAOS responds

Patient safety tip from Dr. Herndon- Surgical errors: Will they increase?

From the Treasurer: Expanding our horizons to support programming, services

Fall Leadership Meeting held

Proposed IRA changes would benefit charities, donors

AAOS hosts Veterans Day media breakfast
Event honors veterans, showcases “Legacy of Heroes” project

Help needed at 2004 playground build
Volunteer effort is key to success; plan to pitch in on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 Membership response critical

AAOS makes a splash at global book fair
Academy publications attract worldwide interest at 2003 Frankfurt Book Fair

2003 SECOT meeting beneficial for AAOS

Skeptical perspectives on minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty

Future research for clinical orthopaedic practice
Necessary for advancement of musculoskeletal treatment and care

Patient Information from Your Orthopaedic Connection - Six exercises for back pain

AOA seeks applications for Fahey Fellowship

Submit abstracts for 2005 AAOS Annual Meeting

In Memoriam

AAOS lowers course fees for select 2004 courses
Educational grants from orthopaedic industry allow AAOS to add value, cut tuition for two 2004 courses

CME calendar through April

AAOS Practice Management Workshops

Meetings of Interest

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