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Published 2/1/2008
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Meghan Jacobs

New products debut at 2008 Annual Meeting

Educational, coding products available at Resource Center Bookstore

The AAOS Annual Meeting, March 5–9 in San Francisco, is the premier educational event in orthopaedics…and the AAOS Resource Center Bookstore is where you can check out the latest titles. It’s also where you’ll find the best selection of peer-reviewed and unbiased publications, exams, and electronic programs exploring the breadth and depth of orthopaedics.

Just released, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU) 9 is your best single source to expand your knowledge and help you prepare for certification or Maintenance of Certification™. Edited by Jeffrey S. Fischgrund, MD, OKU 9 presents the best of the entire body of orthopaedic literature in a substantial, yet highly accessible, format that will save you time.

In addition, you can preorder the 2008 Orthopaedic Self-Assessment Examination (OSAE)–Scored and Recorded in advance of its release in June. The OSAE, together with OKU 9, can help you earn up to 70 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™.

If you are tech-savvy, you might be interested in picking up OKU 1–9 on CD-ROM. This compilation helps you easily find answers to your most important questions in orthopaedics. Search the complete text, images, and references from all nine OKUs with incredible speed and accuracy. OKU 1–9 features a convenient preview window and one-click magnification for on-screen viewing.

Strengthen your clinical understanding of musculoskeletal tumors and explore emerging new treatments that will influence the future direction of tumor care with OKU: Musculoskeletal Tumors 2. Edited by Herbert S. Schwartz, MD, and written by experienced authors from diverse disciplines, this new specialty volume is a concentrated source of critical research and developments.

Catch up on last year’s selection of Annual Meeting ICLs and symposia with the new Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 57, edited by Paul J. Duwelius, MD. Find out what the experts think, how they practice, and learn from their experience. The 57 chapters deliver a broad range of current and clinically relevant orthopaedic topics, with a particular concentration on trauma, shoulder, and adult reconstruction of the hip and knee. A DVD of high quality, full-screen video of various procedures from the book is included.

Coding texts
For your benefit, the AAOS has completely updated its coding product line for 2008. These products will help you and your office staff stay current with ever-changing and more stringent coding requirements, and increase your reimbursements. Together, these products encompass hundreds of code and cross-reference changes for 2008.

Orthopaedic CodeX 2008 combines all six major coding databases—Current Procedural Terminology (CPTÒ), International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9, Global Service Data, Relative Value Units (RVU), Correct Coding Initiative edits, and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System—into one powerful program. This versatile coding tool is updated and improved each year to streamline navigation and improve functionality.

The Orthopaedic CPT Coding Guide explains the five levels of evaluation and management codes and includes practical coding scenarios to help you understand coding changes and code to the highest specificity. The guide also lists RVU equivalents for each CPT code.

Complete Global Service Data for Orthopaedic Surgery details inclusions and exclusions for more than 1,500 musculoskeletal procedures. The two-volume set is organized by anatomy, with a full page devoted to each CPT code.

The CPT/ICD-9 Cross Reference for Orthopaedic Surgery lists primary and secondary ICD references applicable to each CPT code and spells out exclusions. There are hundreds of revised cross-references in the 2008 edition.

Visit the Resource Center Bookstore
The Resource Center Bookstore is an excellent place to try out the entire library of electronic titles from AAOS. Computers, DVD players, and a friendly AAOS staff demonstrate electronic titles that are virtual fellowship-training programs covering a range of surgical skills.

Plan to visit the Resource Center Bookstore for clinical resources, self-assessment exams, and electronic programs that focus on technical training. The Resource Center Bookstore opens daily at 7:30 a.m. and is located in the South Lobby of the Moscone Center. The satellite Publisher’s Row location is Booth #4160 of the Exhibit Hall, through Friday, March 7.

In addition, any of these products can be ordered online at www.aaos.org/products or through AAOS Customer Service at (800) 626-6726.

Meghan Jacobs is a marketing coordinator in the AAOS marketing department.