Published 10/1/2009
Marty Krawczyk

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AAOS introduces new practice management benefit

AAOS introduces new practice management benefit

Looking for ideas on how to reduce patient cycle times? Planning to update your practice’s job descriptions? A new resource from the AAOS could help.

The AAOS Practice Management Committee (PMC) is charged with helping members manage the business aspects of their practices. Recently, the AAOS negotiated an agreement with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) to purchase 16 MGMA practice management books and make them available to AAOS members at 10 percent or more below MGMA’s list price. These savings will be of particular benefit to physicians in solo or small group practices.

These publications are tailored specifically to the medical community. Each book has been reviewed by the PMC to ensure that the content is applicable in the orthopaedic practice setting. Many include checklists, CDs, and other tools to help practices take action immediately.

For example, the Job Description Manual for Medical Practices (MGMA, 2008), includes a CD with 100 sample job descriptions, making it easy for you or your practice executive to customize and print job descriptions. Mastering Patient Flow: Using Lean Thinking to Improve Your Practice, 3rd Edition (MGMA, 2007), is filled with ideas to increase practice efficiency. The book explains new techniques for reducing patient cycle time, streamlining scheduling methods, maximizing space capacity and utilization and controlling costs, and more.

For a complete list of MGMA books available under this program, visit the online AAOS Store and check the topic “Practice Management.”

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