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 Weekly Member Update - May 10, 2013



Siri Says Go Paperless this October in San Francisco!

Register Now for the Modifier Update for Hand Surgeons Webinar

Comp Review/General Ortho Review: Housing Deadline Reminder

Congratulations to AFSH/HVO Traveling Fellowship Recipients

Listserv Hot Topic: Pain Medication After Distal Radius ORIF

ASSH Job Board Can Help You Find What You're Looking For

Thank You to AFSH Donors

 

Siri Says Go Paperless this October in San Francisco!


  Click here to view this brand-new Siri video.  (Please be patient - the video may take up to ten seconds to load.)
 
The Early Bird Registration Deadline for the 68th ASSH Annual Meeting is June 15.  Register today!

 

Register Now for the Modifier Update for Hand Surgeons Webinar

 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
8:00PM EST/5:00PM PT
 
Register Now!
 
Are you having difficulty being paid for both procedures when modifier 50 is appended?  Are you unsure when to report an E&M with a minor procedure? Do you know the difference between modifiers 58 and 78? Then this webinar is for you!  Common hand related scenarios will be used to illustrate general modifier principles.  Learn more about the webinar.
 
 
Whether you are preparing to take the Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand or simply need an overall review, we can deliver!  The AAOS/ASSH General Orthopaedic Review and the Comprehensive Review Courses will take place at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, July 11-14, 2013.  Situated on the north edge of the historic Loop, this luxury hotel is just a step away from upscale shopping and fine dining.  The Room rate for a single/double occupancy room is $199.00.  Please reference group code “sursura” to receive the meeting rate and book your room before June 10.
 
 
Christopher Bayne, MD, Igor Immerman, MD and Ebrahim Paryavi, MD, have been named as recipients of the 2013 American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand/Health Volunteers Overseas Young Surgeons Fellowship.
 
These participants will be exposed to a wide range of surgical pathologies not commonly seen in the United States.  Surgeons in this program will learn to communicate more effectively with people from different cultures and are exposed to the realities and constraints of delivering health care in a resource-scarce environment.  The participants will be challenged to be flexible, to adapt to different circumstances and to hone their decision making skills.
 
These program participants will apply and transfer their knowledge in a developing country, which has an entirely different social and cultural milieu.  Their overseas assignments will afford the surgeons a chance to utilize their expertise in the field by improving the quality of hand surgery in their country of assignment.
 
Congratulations to Drs. Bayne, Immerman, and Paryavi on this unique opportunity!

 

Listserv Hot Topic: Pain Medication After Distal Radius ORIF

 
In this week's most popular thread on the ASSH Physician Listserv, a member conducted an informal poll asking how other hand and upper extremity surgeons prescribe pain medication following painful procedures such as a distal radius ORIF.  A lively discussion ensued, with many fellow listserv subscribers describing their usual protocols.
 
Are you curious how your colleagues approach pain management in this scenario?  Would you like to share your preferred protocol?
 
If you have already signed up for the ASSH Physician Listserv, you can contribute to the discussion by visiting the archives and scrolling down to the thread entitled, "Pain Medication After a Distal Radius ORIF?"  If you don't remember your Listserv password, you can reset your password here.
 
The ASSH Physician Listserv is a place where members can collaborate on clinical questions, share tips and techniques and interact with other members.  To sign up for the Listserv, visit the Listserv page.
 
 

ASSH Job Board Can Help You Find What You're Looking For

 
Explore career opportunities anytime of the day or night with JobTarget.  Visit the ASSH Online Career Center at jobs.assh.org.  The site, which is being upgraded to improve the user experience, offers a host of services for various needs:
 
Job Seekers
  • Post an anonymous resume
  • View jobs
  • Create a Job Alert, and new jobs that match your search will be emailed to you
  • Create a Job Seeker Account
Employers/Recruiters
  • Post a job
  • View resumes
  • Utilize recruitment products
In addition to helping job seekers and employers/recruiters, the Job Board can even help you sell your practice.

 

Thank You to AFSH Donors

 
Lauren Parkhill Adey, MD
Jan C. Bax, MD
Charles Cassidy, MD
John T. Chance, MD
Michael B. Clendenin, MD
Tyson K. Cobb, MD
Seth D. Dodds, MD
Jerry L. Ellstein, MD
Gregory G. Fedorcik, MD
Stephen G. Fleming, MD
Peter C. Innis, MD
Daniel P. Mass, MD
Moheb S. Moneim, MD
Paul F. Nassab, MD
Mukund R. Patel, MD
Stephen D. Rose, MD
Andrew B. Sattel, MD
Swati S. Shirali, MD
Jane M. Siegel, MD
Martin C. Skie, MD
David T. Sowa, MD
 
These donors have written a check, gone online, given through OREF or donated stock to support the Foundation.  Have you?  Visit www.afsh.org/donate today to make your 2013 annual contribution.