Practice and Career Resources

The business of orthopaedic surgery is as important to your practice as clinical competency. Whether you are self-employed or provider-employed, you operate in an industry that is highly regulated and has a complex system for reimbursement. AAOS supports the practice side of your business with resources that enhance your success at coding and billing, regulatory compliance and practice management at every stage of your career.


AAOS Primers

Downloadable practice management primers give you a complete overview of timely topics related to orthopaedic surgery practice.


Coding and Reimbursement Resources

Use the information and resources offered by AAOS to help you enhance your coding practices, including support for CPT, ICD-10, and Medicare reimbursement activities.


Complimentary Resident Coding Course

Explore the most important coding topics for orthopaedic residents at a complimentary morning Instructional Course during the AAOS Annual Meeting.


Practice Management Course for Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons

Explore the rapidly evolving healthcare environment and best practices to improve practice efficiency, quality, and patient outcomes at a full-day course during the AAOS Annual Meeting. (Registration fee).


Practice Resource Topics

Tap into a wealth of practical information on leading practice management topics to understand the issues and adopt best practices. Topics include:

•      Electronic Medical Resources

•      Employment

•      HIPAA

•      Meaningful Use

•      Medical Records Audits

•      Medicare Audits 101

•      Practice Evaluation Inventory

•      Practice Transitions

•      Private Practice


AAOS Member Advantage Program

Take advantage of AAOS negotiated and reduced rates for group purchasing, member insurance, and a revenue management program with leading industry partners.


Private Member Directory

International Orthopaedic Address Book

Find peers across the U.S. as well as around the world to connect with professionally and build lifetime relationships using these online member directories.


Practice Web Site

Promote your practice with free, easy-to-use Web templates and directory listings that showcase your credentials, areas of specialization, expertise, office hours, locations, and approach to patient care.


Professional Development

Delivering value to our members means more than the status quo. Beyond delivering on our core competencies of education, information and advocacy, AAOS is committed to helping orthopaedic surgeons enjoy careers that are successful, satisfying and enriching. We seek out and develop new and meaningful benefits that help you connect with peers, contribute to the profession, and find the opportunities that match your individual interests.


Resident Practice Management Course

Gain valuable insights, strategies, and advice to support your transition from residency to practice at the afternoon Resident Practice Management Course ($50 fee).


Practice Evaluation Inventory

Research and identify the right practice setting and employment situation based on your values and preferences.  


AAOS Career Center

The AAOS Career Center is the most comprehensive online job placement service for the orthopaedic community.  AAOS members can create and post job seeker listings, which are searchable by over 1,000 potential employers.  Meet with representatives’ in-person at the on-site Career Center at the AAOS Annual Meeting.