June 2003 Bulletin

AAOS leaders extol troops, military surgeons
Orthopaedists extol military surgeons, nurses; offer support, gratitude to soldiers

Breaking news

Letters from our readers

Subspecialty certification in orthopaedic sports medicine
What does it mean?

AAOS reiterates opposition to CAQs

What is an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine specialist?

Practice efficiency in academic orthopaedics
Steps to achieve a better-performing practice

Professional Liability Committee continues study of medical errors

State societies' achievements honored at NOLC banquet
Awards given to Georgia Orthopaedic Society and Florida executive director

Your Orthopaedic Conection Web site tops 10 million page views

Illinois physicians rally for tort reform
Orthopaedists push for legislation modeling California's MICRA

An inside look at Medicare's Physician Fee Schedule
A review of the resource-based relative value unit process

Washington Report
AAOS testifies before Congressional subcommittee

Want to learn more about the state legislative scene

States Report
In brief items

Firewalls keep away hackers
A traffic cop to safeguard information

Supreme Court decision expands physician access
Kentucky's 'Any Willing Provider' laws upheld

Chondroplasty coding and documentation
Avoid confusion, review current changes

AAOS offers new coding service hot line

Across the President's Desk
Advancing patient safety: Changing the culture in orthopaedics

Patient safety tip from Dr. Herndon-Time-out

Orthopaedists focus on health policy advocacy

AAOS names Karen Hackett as new CEO

AAOS launches new patient safety e-newsletter

What should 'Annual Meeting of the Future' look like?
Workshop generates wide range of ideas, recommendations

Annual Meeting sites set through 2007

AAOS co-sponsors summit on wrong-site surgery

Board of Directors holds workshop on patient safety

Putting backbone into safer surgery efforts: A roadmap for change

Summarizing the evidence
Gainging confidence in treatment recommendations

Orthopaedists promote Bone and Joint Decade

New US BJD president: Regis O'Keefe, MD, PhD

JAAOS translation business thriving
Read AAOS journal in Spanish, Portguese, Turkish, Italian, and oh yeah. . .English

A grateful parent says thank you

Media attention growing for "Body Almanac"

Leadership Fellows Program seeks candidates
Fellow and Mentor candidates for class of 2004/2005

"Legacy of Heroes" exhibit now available to academic training programs

Value added membership: The AAOS and you

AAOS medical liability reform campaign moves forward

Thanks to these members for their early support of the AAOS medical liability reform campaign

Shands circle is key resource for OREF

In Memoriam

CME calendar through June

Meetings of Interest

AAOS Practice Management Workshops


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