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By: Marty Krawczyk

By Marty Krawczyk

A range of AAOS practice management resources is available in Academy Row

Here’s your chance to learn first hand about the many practice management resources available as part of your membership benefits. Simply visit the AAOS Practice Management and Esurg booth in Academy Row, and view, listen, and explore.

Be sure to schedule time to visit the Practice Management booth.

See what’s online
View the myriad resources available in the online AAOS Practice Management Center (PMC) (
www.aaos.org/pracman). The Web site is organized into seven topic areas: private practice operations, academic practice operations, news briefs, advice center, coding counsel, compliance, and practice transitions.

The PMC has information on purchasing an electronic medical record system; a checklist on properly orienting new staff; and “how-to” information on developing an income distribution plan, closing down a practice, and much more. Print materials on practice management are also available for perusal.

An earful from experts
Listen to excerpts from the AAOS Practice Management Consults audio programs. The Practice Management Consults programs, cosponsored by the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (formerly the BONES Society), afford you the freedom to learn about practice management at your convenience.

Experienced orthopaedic surgeons, practice management consultants and managers, payors, and other experts offer professional wisdom and practical know-how on issues facing your practice. Purchasing and downloading the programs online is easy; you can also order them in CD format.

Discover the savings
Explore the benefits of participating in the first AAOS member affinity program. The Group Purchasing Program, powered by Esurg Corporation, benefits AAOS members, particularly those in solo and smaller group practices. Participants in the program can save significantly on purchases of medical, surgical, office, and pharmaceutical products.

Account executives from Esurg will be available to discuss the program and the free, no-risk, no-obligation Customized Savings Analysis. Find out how much you can save on a typical order. Experience the convenience of online ordering features and EZ-Order templates.

Be sure to schedule time to visit the booth; Practice Management Committee volunteers will be available to answer your questions and get your input on practice management needs.

For more information, visit practice management online at www.aaos.org/pracman

Marty Krawczyk is the AAOS practice management program coordinator. She can be reached at krawczyk@aaos.org

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