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Articles published in May, 2011

Views on the News

by ORTHOPRENEUR | May 2011

In this feature, we highlight recent news or trends that might significantly impact your future as orthopaedic surgeons. You are invited to share your thoughts with other readers by using the comment field below. In a March 22 press release, Physician Hospitals of America Supports Legisla ... Read more »

Haiti: Disaster Response or Development Assistance?

by Lewis G. Zirkle, M.D., Surgical Implant Generation Network | May 2011

The disaster response in Haiti was well-publicized. People and organizations responded from around the world. Operating rooms were set up in tents. Many people needed help. Sterilization was sometimes a challenge. The disaster response is essentially the provision of emergency service to many injur ... Read more »

The "Invent America Act"

by Perry E. Van Over, Esq., Litman Law Offices Ltd. | May 2011

I have often heard that when you hear someone say, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help,” it is time to start worrying. This is certainly true with regard to the “Invent America Act.” Over the past few years, Congress has felt motivated to revise the patent laws of the United St ... Read more »

Increased Transparency: The Key to Reimbursement and Revenue Enhancement

by Michael Sanderson, RemitDATA | May 2011

Physicians control 85 percent of healthcare expenditures in the U.S., and yet are the least informed of anyone engaged in the healthcare discussion. Without real transparency, physicians will continue to suffer. Managing an orthopaedic practice is more difficult than ever. The field of medicine is ... Read more »

Investment Manager Selection

by Mark S. Germain, CFP®, MBA, Beacon Wealth Management | May 2011

You can’t make a decision without knowing all the facts. As Advisors, we can either make all the investment decisions ourselves or utilize other managers that excel in their respective areas. Reality is that one person alone cannot possibly decide to buy, sell or hold with a 100% success rate acro ... Read more »

Regulations, Case Decisions and More!!!

by Victor Moldovan, McGuireWoods LLP | May 2011

In the past couple of weeks, every Federal government agency that could issue regulations regarding Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) did exactly that. No doubt it was a coordinated effort by those agencies to provide comprehensive guidance to the healthcare provider community. The ACO law was pa ... Read more »

It Was Only a Matter of Time

by Teresa Ford | May 2011

My last article, which was really mine and Dr. Steinmann’s article, was quite popular with my readers. Our e-mail exchange regarding Physician Owned Distributorships (PODs) had people throughout industry talking, both to Dr. Steinman and me, and to each other! The chatter was not a result of the f ... Read more »