January 1996 Bulletin

161 courses planned for Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting in Atlanta has a full schedule of scientific Instructional Course Lectures and Lecture Demonstration Courses on subjects ranging from the stiff and arthritic shoulder to ankle arthroscopy. But among the 161 courses, fellows will find that that some will focus on managed care issues and computer techniques.

The managed care courses on February 22 include "Crash Course on Capitation; and Other Payment Pointers for Shared Risk Contracts" (course 202) from 1 to 3 p.m. and "Taking Charge: Managed Care Contracting for Orthopaedic Surgeons-Collaborative Arrangements and Capitation Rates" (course 402) from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

On February 23, from 8 to 10 a.m., fellows can learn "Computer Basics for Orthopaedic Surgeons" (course 106). From 1 to 3 p.m., they can hear discussions on "Outcomes Research: Evolving Instruments and Early Results" (course 212), and from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., "Taking Charge: Managed Care Contracting for Orthopaedic Surgeons-The Negotiation Process" (course 404).

From 8 to 10 a.m. on February 24, there will be a course on "Business Strategies for Surgeons" (course 133), and on "Cost Effective Patient Care" (course 136). "Development of Orthopaedic Critical Pathways" (course 232) will be presented from 1 to 3 p.m.

For fellows with a experience in using computers, there is course 243, "Advanced Computing for Orthopaedic Surgeons: Becoming an Expert" from 1 to 3 p.m. on February 24. Later that day, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., fellows can hear discussions on "Managed Care: Ethical Issues for the Orthopaedic Surgeon."

On February 26, from 8 to 10 a.m., fellows will learn "How to Evaluate Patient Outcomes in Orthopaedic Practice" (course 166) and have another chance to attend a course on "Advanced Computing for Orthopaedic Surgeons: Becoming an Expert" (course 175).

"Meeting the Managed Care Challenge: Developing Your Orthopaedic Practice Strategy (course 412) will be offered from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on February 26.

Other courses of interest during the Annual Meeting are:

February 23 at 8 a.m.- "Orthopaedic Surgeon and Child Abuse" (107)

February 23 at 1 p.m.- "Orthopaedics and the Brain: The Surgical Management of Limb Problems in the Brain-Injured Patient" (214)

February 24 at 8 a.m.- "Medical Malpractice: Defense Strategies and Asset Protection" (137)

February 26 at 1:30 p.m.- "Essential Medical Information for the Orthopaedist as Team Physician" (413)

February 26 at 3:30 p.m. - "The Graying of America: Its Impact on Your Orthopaedic Practice" (335)


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