January 1997 Bulletin


How you can become active in Academy

Secretary's Notes

Strategic Plan

Academy Resolutions

Board approves updates of 15 clinical policies

House gets bill on choice, access

Policy initiatives get high marks

Two firms take different roads in pedicle suits

Oregon manpower data has insights for others

Pro: ACL reconstruction in arthritic knee

Con: ACL reconstruction in arthritic knee

Biomaterials crisis looms

Beware of pitfalls in MCO contract

New Academy program informs public about managed care

Dr. Rockwood inducted into Hall of Fame

Public told 'Keep Moving for Life'

64th Annual Meeting on record pace

Academy plans trial exhibits journal

Plan symposium on complications of malignancy

Media focuses on orthopaedics

In Memoriam

Family violence at epidemic levels Orthopaedists urged to learn how to help abused

Academy plans program to raise awareness of family violence

Orthopaedics lags in minority surgeons New Committee on Diversity approved to examine issues

3 new CPT codes set for debridement established for open fractures and dislocations

Practices must review E/M coding Orthopaedists must know profile; payers use it for audits

31 states have divided governments Emphasis will be on bipartisan coalitions

Academy to ask Congress to ban HCFA's 'excellence' term; Mayo's orthopaedists won't participate

MODEMS program is operational Outcomes data system can demonstrate quality care

AMA phases-in accreditation plan Surgical specialties concerned about credentialing

Academy's international effort grows Fellowship to vote on new membership catetgory

11 new microsurgical codes in 1997 CPT Generic code 15755 replaced by 4 families of codes

New tax law on retirement plans

Conference focus is on reshaping your practice

Academy plans CME course on retirement

Continuing Medical Education Courses

Orthopaedic Overseas needs volunteers

Orthopaedic associations to meet in New Zealand


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