October 2003 Bulletin


Specialty hospitals vs. general hospitals: Healthy competition or an uneven playing field?

Breaking news

Letters from our readers

CMS publishes final EMTALA rules

Knowing is not enough
Implementation of performance measures to improve quality

The "hype" about ephedra

HIPAA's impact on research
Beware of pitfalls, compliance challenges loom

HIPAA's compliance deadlines eased
Take advantage of reprieve to become compliant

Divvying-up the retirement nest egg after divorce
Learn nuances of dividing assets

News from the federal front - Senate expected to vote again on liability reform in fall of 2003
Medical liability reform campaign

Texas constitutional amendment a victory for Medical Liability Reform Campaign
Medical liability reform campaign

AAOS grant to Florida Orthopaedic Society brings results
Medical liability reform campaign

Mid-Central States Orthopaeidic Society marks 50th annual meeting

States Report

Difficult patients or relationships
Recognize sources of difficulty, repair or prevent them

Macromedia's online educational design
Powerful tools for collaboration and editing

Clinical Research Compliance 101
What every clinical investigator should know about research agreements

Common Coding questions and answers
Carefully review procedures, codes

Across the President's Desk - Alternative approaches to medical liability reform

Patient safety tip from Dr. Herndon-Best practices vs. actual practice: When we don't practice what we preach

Board approves advisory statement on authoring digital publications, ratifies committee appointments, accepts membership changes

AAOS looking for best Patient Safety Tip

Annual Meeting registration opens
Create your own CME specialty track

Visit Placement Center at 2004 Annual Meeting

Now online: Orthopaedic aphorisms
Words of wit, wisdom found online in AAOS private discussion groups

Profile: Karen Hackett,FACHE, CAE
Academy's new CEO is focused, eager to meet the challenges ahead

Census 2004 Reminder
Membership response critical

AAOS, Dr. Tongue honored by Bayer Institute
Bayer Institute presents award for "outstanding commitment to physician-patient communication

Patient Information from Your Orthopaedic Connection - Patients have important role in safer health care

Celebrate National Awareness Week
October 12-20 draws attention to the Bone and Joint Decade

Annual Report - From the Treasurer - An overview of FY 2002

In Memoriam

AAOS: Authors of digital publications deserve academic credit
Board adopts new advisory statement

Virtual reality project continues to make progress

Want spine treatment information and expert opinion?
Buy "Instructional Course Lectures Spine"

Master the intricacies of musculoskeletal imaging
New Essentials guide provides on-the-spot reference to the latest modalities, more

Academy helps members meet CME requirements for Maintenance of Certification

2004 CME course schedule announced
Nearly 40 courses slated

CME calendar through December

AAOS Practice Management Workshops

Meetings of Interest

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