October 1995 Bulletin


Academy President James W. Strickland, MD, reviews the 501 (c)(6) controversy.

Secretary's Notes highlights actions taken by the Board of Directors during its meeting in Chicago, Aug. 25-26, 1995.

Point of View. Does the Academy serve the fellows?

Point of View. Which fractures patterns require open reduction and internal fixation?

While many of 100,000 anterior cruciate ligament injuries that occur every year require repair and/or reconstructive procedures, the optimal choice of techniques, devices, or repair strategies remains unresolved.

New Academy Position Statement on Principles of Medicare Reform.

Four fellows have been selected for the 1996 Kashiwagi-Suzuki Japanese American Traveling Fellowship.

New Academy Position Statement on Medical Savings Accounts.

New Academy Position Statement on Medical or Procedure Patents.

New Academy Position Statement on Medicare Demonstration Project for Joint Replacement Surgery.

New Academy Position Statement on Relationships Between Health Care Plans and Trauma Systems

Are we academies and colleges or are we unions?

Results of a retrospective review of 202 spine fusion claims done by the Academy's Committee on Professional Liability and the Physicians Insurers Association of America Data Sharing Project.

Illinois Lt. Gov. Robert Kustra, a candidate for the U.S. Senate says Congress must ensure access to quality care.

A study of 367 employment opportunities for orthopaedic surgeons found that 75 percent of the opportunities did not require fellowship training.

Stephen I. Katz, MD, PhD, a dermatologist and immunologist, has been appointed director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

The SICOT World Congress will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Aug. 18-23, 1996.

There will be a number of important changes in the format of the Academy's Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

More than 3,200 people throughout the United States and around the world have used the AAOS On-Line Service in the first two months of operation.

The most significant obstacle toward wider acceptance of managed care among Medicare beneficiaries is the prospect of losing one's own doctor, according to a new report.

In Memoriam: Names of deceased fellows.

The aging of America in the years ahead will present the health care delivery system and medical education with an unparalleled challenge.

Physicians are forming health maintenance organizations to take back control of the health care of their patients.

Medical specialties and patient groups form coalitions in 12 states.

Orthopaedic educators must focus on workforce issues, and the training of surgeons in the skills that are needed in the new health care marketplace.

Recipient of the second annual Health Services Research Fellowship, sponsored by the Academy and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, praises program.

Academy helps the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee review RBRVS codes.

The Academy will produce its first satellite television broadcast from the Orthopaedic Learning Center on Nov. 17.

The FY 1995 Treasurer's Report.

Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Fund Balance.

Statement of Revenues, Expenses, and Changes in Fund Balance.

When it comes time for negotiation of a contract with a managed care, you should know your "three Rs."

Tips on how to avoid malpractice suits.

How to motivate employees and what to avoid.

The computer boot camp at the Orthopaedic Learning Center is drawing rave comments from participants.

The 1996 Orthopaedic Learning Center course schedule.

The Academy's CME courses for November, December, and January are listed.

Orthopaedic Overseas has reopened its program in Ethiopia.

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