The Sterling Bunnell Fellowship provides scholarship funding for a young hand surgeon to pursue an educational or academic goal that:
- Requires national and international collaboration
- Fosters the principles of scholarship of the ASSH
- Has a clearly delineated theme in a specific area of clinical interest, a scientific pursuit, or an educational mission
The Committee will select the Bunnell fellow based on the applicant’s scholarship, ASSH contributions, and the strength of the proposed collaborative project. Learn how to apply on our Bunnell webpage. Applications are due June 1st. Please contact Alexzandra Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take advantage of discounted rates for the ASSH Annual Meeting by registering before June 6th. ASSH members can save $100 with the early bird rate. Learn more about this year's program and get the latest updates by visiting the ASSH Annual Meeting website
The May issue
of the Government Affairs Newsletter was sent out this week. Featured in this third issue is an article from Dr. Blair Filler on physician employment of physical/occupational therapists in California and the bill currently being debated in the California State Assembly.
There are seven different ways to donate to the Foundation. How many can you name? (Check your answers
New in 2011, AFSH has an automated giving program. Set up your donation to give a fixed amount each month (or quarterly) with an AFSH automated recurring gift
. Use this method to start or complete a pledge commitment, join the AFSH Leadership Circle
(New!) or to manage your regular giving to the AFSH Annual Campaign.
A donation to the Annual Campaign ensures the continuation of the Bunnell Traveling Fellowship, patient education on the website, Young Surgeons Overseas, basic science and clinical research grants and much more. Thanks to recent support, we have seen unprecedented growth in our abilities to fund research and educational activities. View the AFSH 2010 Annual Report
Thanks to the partnership of hundreds of donors each year the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand continues to make a difference in patient care, research, and education. We especially thank these donors who made a contribution to the Foundation in the past week.
Andrew J. Vicar, MD
Richard A. Bernstein, MD
Walter K. Olehnik, MD
Christopher K. Hersh, MD, MBA
David A. Thompson, MD
Ira G. Lown, MD, FACS
Bobby J. Wroten, MD
Gary M. Pess, MD
Andres Taleisnik, MD
Peter J. Stern, MD
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced three new initiatives
designed to help healthcare providers improve care for Americans with Medicare by becoming accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs are arrangements among healthcare providers designed to reduce healthcare expenses through improved care coordination, and are called for under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The new initiatives include:
- The Pioneer ACO Model, which is designed for advanced organizations ready to participate in shared savings.
- An Advance Payment ACO Model that would provide additional up-front funding to providers to support the formation of new ACOs. (The CMS Innovation Center is currently seeking comment on this model.)
- Accelerated Development Learning Sessions, which CMS will offer for free to help provider groups interested in learning more about coordinating patient care through ACOs.
In addition, Health Data Management reports that CMS has filed a notice requesting applications for providers willing to participate the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model program for at least 5 years. The notice is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on May 20th. Organizations will be required to submit a letter of intent by June 10th to the CMS Innovation Center, and applications will be due within 60 days of the notice publication.