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Publications / COA Report - 2005 Archives


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Fall 2005 | View/Download PDF

  • President’s Column, Issues Affecting Orthopaedic Practice – Richard Santore, M.D.
  • People in the News
  • Highlights from the COA
  • Important Workers’ Compensation News
    • Workers’ Compensation Contracting Disputes
    • Review Your Claims Carefully
    • Which Permanent Disability Rating Schedule Should Be Used?
    • Official Medical Fee Schedule—Physician Services is Updated
    • The AMA Guides Newsletter
    • ACOEM APG Insights
  • State Legislative News
    • Radiology—In-Office Diagnostic Testing
    • Continuing Medical Education on Cultural and Linguistic Issues
  • Medicare News
    • Apply for your National Provider Identifier (NPI)
    • Special Notice—2006 Participation Enrollment and Fee Schedule
    • Bar-Coded Cover Sheets
    • Changes to ASC List
    • New Options for Physicians Who Administer Drugs in Their Offices
    • CMS Changes ICD-9 Codes for Revision TJA
  • Correct Coding Rules of Interest to Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Picture This: Options for Making Imaging Services Part of Your Practice by Frank Gamma, JD, MPH and Douglas Free, Esq.


Spring 2005 | View/Download PDF

  • President’s Column, 2005 Critical Issues, COA Holds QME Course – Dale Butler, M.D.
  • People in the News
  • Workers’ Compensation News
    • Workers' Compensation Reforms: Changes Affecting Your Practice Implemented in 2005
    • Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) - Physician Services
    • Permanent Disability Rating Schedule
    • New Forms
    • Medical Provider Networks (MPNs)
    • Independent Medical Review
    • COA Board Develops Advisory Statement
  • New Triplicate Prescription Forms Effective January 1, 2005
  • U.S. Department of Labor Uses ACS to Perform UR and Process Claims for Payment
  • Orthopaedic Coding Clarifications
  • COA Public Relations Activities       
    • COA Members Volunteer Their Time at the KCRA-TV Health and Fitness Expo
    • COA worked with the Ca. Dept. of Education to promote the AAOS Public Service Announcements
  • Legislative Key Contacts Sought for the 2005-06 Legislative Session


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