OKU 10 Study Flashcards – Available only from COA

COA is pleased to offer orthopaedic surgeons a new study tool to help you prepare for your Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or to pass your initial Boards.  These comprehensive flashcards, prepared by COA members, have been updated to cover all chapters in OKU-10.

The flashcards are based on information and illustrations contained in OKU-10. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has given COA permission to use this information, but the AAOS was not involved in the development of the flashcards; nor, do they endorse the software applications used to make the flashcards available. All orders for the flashcards, must be ordered through COA.

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Utilization Review Checklists NEW

Tools to improve UR documentation requirements in an effort to obtain more timely authorization of requested medical services.

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ICD-10 "Top Orthopedic ICD-10 Reference Cards" NEW

These ten Reference Cards cover nearly 500 of the most common orthopaedic conditions. The laminated cards have been developed in such a way, so that orthopaedic surgeons and practice staff can view related conditions at a glance. A time-saving tool as you prepare for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Developed in collaboration with Newport Medical Solutions. Available only through COA.

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Orthopaedic Practice Management and Legal Resource

A centralized repository of health care issues important to an orthopaedic practice.


AAOS Lecture Series

Business, Policy and Practice Management in Orthopaedics


Patient-Reported Outcomes: An Overview of the Validated Reporting Tools and Implementation Strategies

How to Collect and Report Risk-Adjusted Musculoskeletal Patient-Reported Functional Outcome Data in an Orthopaedic Practice. Read the white paper.


Congress enacts “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” which includes important changes for physicians

COA Summary of Important Physician Provisions

White House Summary


Comprehensive Workers Compensation Reform - SB 863 - Signed into Law

Summary of the Workers Compensation Reforms

SB 863 Actual Language

RBRVS Worksheet – Determine the impact on your specific practice

2012 Medicare RBRVS Values

ASC Survey

Independent Medical Review and Independent Bill Review

Independent Bill Review - Additional Information

DWC Form SBR-1 – Provider’s Request for Second Bill Review

Calendar of Events 


Workers' Comp Changes /
ICD-10 Implementation
Online Course

Online Registration
Downloadable Registration Form

ICD-10 Reference Cards Order Form


COA 2015 Annual Meeting/
QME Course
April 23-26, 2015

Esmeralda Resort & Spa,
Indian Wells (Palm Springs area)
"Network and Collaborate"

Meeting information


COA Board Approves White Paper on Physician-Owned Distributorships – provides guidelines on ethical standards

Review the White Paper
Background Information on PODs


California Joint Replacement Registry

Pilot project proves viability of joint registries
COA is one of the Founding Members

Hoag Orthopedic Institute – Video

Read the Press Release

Progress Report – Registry Activities

California Joint Replacement Registry Website


California Pan Ethnic Health Network of Interpreters

List of plans participating and the number to call for an interpreter.