MSOA News

2008 Archive

 

DECEMBER 22, 2008

MSOA's Keith Bridwell, MD, PhD's research published in Annals of Internal Medicine

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DECEMBER 22, 2008

MSOA's Dr.Kevin Marberry featured in Columbia Missourian

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NOVEMBER 21, 2008

Columbia Orthopedic Group pays off Food Pantry mortgage

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NOVEMBER 07, 2008

MSOA member Pat Smith, M.D. profiled in Columbia Daily Tribune

The full article: http://www.columbiatribune.com/2008/Oct/20081025Busi001.asp


OCTOBER 18, 2008

MSOA member Sonny Bal, M.D.'s article "Recent court lawsuits shed light on whistle-blower and informed consent," published in Orthopedics Today.

The full article: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=31814


OCTOBER 16, 2008

MSOA member Leo A. Whiteside, M.D.'s article "Cementing an Insert in a Well-fixed Tibial Component, " published in Orthopedics Today

The full article: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=31446


OCTOBER 14, 2008

MSOA member Sonny Bal, M.D.'s article "Judgment: Giving deference to physicians' decisions in medical malpractice cases," published in Orthopedics Today

The full article: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=31042


SEPTEMBER 02, 2008

Washington Univ. MSOA members John Clohisy, M.D. and Rick Wright, M.D. in JB&JS article, "Patient Compliance with Clinical Follow-up After Total Joint Arthroplasty"

The full article: http://www.ejbjs.org/cgi/content/abstract/90/9/1848


SEPTEMBER 02, 2008

MU-Columbia MSOA member Sonny Bal, M.D. in JB&JS article, "What's New in Total Hip Arthroplasty"

The full article: http://www.ejbjs.org/cgi/content/full/90/9/2043


SEPTEMBER 02, 2008

Washington Univ. MSOA member K. Daniel Riew, MD in JB &JS article, "Perils of Intravascular Methylprednisolone Injection into the Vertebral Artery."

The full article: http://www.ejbjs.org/cgi/content/abstract/90/9/1932


AUGUST 27, 2008

MSOA member Sonny Bal, M.D. on how "Malpractice law evolved via orthopedics" in Orthopedics Today

The full article: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=30108


AUGUST 25, 2008

MSOA members, Brett Crist, M.D. Greg Della Rocca, M.D. and Yvonne Murtha, M.D. on "Treatment of Acute Distal Femur Fractures" in Orthopedics Today

The full article: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=29795


JULY 17, 2008

MU Orthopedics Chair to Leave for Ohio State

The full article: http://www.columbiatribune.com/2008/Jul/20080717Busi003.asp


JULY 16, 2008

Bush Veto of Medicare Pay for Doctors is Rejected

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JULY 14, 2008

Bush to Veto Bill Restoring Medicare Doctors' Pay

The full article: http://www.kansascity.com/444/story/699795.html


JULY 13, 2008

Doctors Press Senate to Undo Medicare Cuts

The full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/07/health/policy/07medicare.html?_r=1&oref=slogin


JULY 09, 2008

MSOA member Sonny Bal, M.D.: How federal government investigations at hospitals can affect orthopedic surgeons

The full article: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=29377


JULY 07, 2008

Doctors Press Senate to Undo Medicare Cuts.

The full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/07/health/policy/07medicare.html?_r=1&oref=slogin


JULY 03, 2008

Doug Kiburz, M.D. has designed and created a Tree of Andry for orthopaedic physicians.

Doug Kiburz, M.D. has designed and created a Tree of Andry for orthopaedic physicians. The three-dimensional artwork features a polished wood base with heavy cut stone and ranges from eighteen to twenty-four inches tall. To purchase or commission Tree of Andry for your office or special occasion, contact Doug Kiburz, M.D. at 816-826-5890 or kibz@charter.net.


JULY 03, 2008

MSOA member Matthew Dobbs, MD's research of the treatment of clubfoot featured in JB&JS

The full article: http://www.ejbjs.org/cgi/content/abstract/90/7/1501


MAY 30, 2008

Columbia MSOA member Sonny Bal, M.D. cited in Reader's Digest article.

The full article: www.rd.com/living-healthy/keep-joints-limber-and-arthritis-at-bay/article16077.html


MAY 28, 2008

Kansas City MSOA member, James Hamilton, M.D.'s work featured in "Surgeon's art showcases medicine."

The full article: Click here


MAY 27, 2008

MSOA member George Schoedinger, M.D. discusses prompt pay struggle.

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MAY 14, 2008

MSOA's Jason Calhoun, M.D.'s article "Prevention and management of infections associated with combat-related extremity injuries" published in Journal of Trauma, 2008 Mar;64(3 Suppl):S239-51.


MAY 05, 2008

MSOA member William Allen, MD's research on "Post-traumatic Catamenial Sciatica" published in Orthopedics.

The full article: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=27104


APRIL 28, 2008

Research by MSOA members Matthew J. Smith, MD; J. Douglas Haltom, MD; Barry J. Gainor, MD entitled "Effects of Anticoagulation on Wound Healing Using a Tensile Test" published in Orthopedics

The full article: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=27828


APRIL 23, 2008

MSOA member Dr. Matthew Dobbs noted in Scottish newspaper: 'Health: A step in the right direction'

The full article: http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/spectrum/Health-A-step-in-the.3998076.jp


APRIL 10, 2008

MU's Sonny Bal, M.D. writes in Orthopedics Today: 'Surgeon characteristics and medical malpractice: Are orthopedists at risk?'

The full article: www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=27489


APRIL 10, 2008

Supreme Court Rules on Staff Guidelines

MO Supreme Court rules medical staff members may sue hospitals over privileging disputes if the facilities fail to follow staff guidelines. See Robert C. Egan, MD, v. St. Anthony's Medical Center. MO Supreme Court, Feb 5, 2008.


MARCH 24, 2008

Register today for the MSOA 39th Annual Meeting

Hear firsthand from surgeons with orthopaedic experience overseas. Discuss innovative care with leaders in their field involving tibial plateau fractures, lower extremity fractures in children, and unique injury patterns in the over-40 adult. Hear the latest about surgical centers and ancillary services. Learn new ways of effective communication with patients of diverse backgrounds. Click here to register today.


MARCH 25, 2008

MU's Sonny Bal's article "Medical liability and the loss-of-chance doctrine: Is failure to diagnose negligence?" featured in Orthopedics Today.

The full article: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=26716


MARCH 25, 2008

MSOA member John Krause, M.D.'s article "Acute Isolated Lateral Leg Compartment Syndrome Following a Peroneus Longus Muscle Tear" featured in Orthopedics.

The full article: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=26429


MARCH 03, 2008

MSOA member Sonny Bal featured in news article: "New idea aims to help old knees"

The full article: http://www.columbiatribune.com/2008/Mar/20080302News004.asp


FEBRUARY 26, 2008

Coming soon! Employment Center

Look for the new orthopaedic employment center which will be accesses through the MSOA website. Employers will be able to post notices of available positions. Job-seekers will be able to post resumes confidentially and free. Another valuable service brought to you by MSOA.


FEBRUARY 25, 2008

MSOA member Lawrence Page, M.D. featured on ABC KSPR (Springfield).

The full article: http://www.kspr.com/news/local/15795222.html


FEBRUARY 05, 2008

MU's Dr. Sonny Bal's offers practice management advice in "Deferred prosecution agreement: Can it improve surgeon-patient communication?" in Orthopedics Today.

The full article: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=26133


FEBRUARY 04, 2008

MU Curators Approve Changes to Orthopaedic Institute

The full article: http://www.columbiatribune.com/2008/Feb/20080202News004.asp


JANUARY 22, 2008

MSOA member Dr. Greg Della Rocca of MU addresses traffic injuries

The full article: http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2008/01/13/traffic-deaths-down-ahead-schedule/


JANUARY 16, 2008

Washington University's Dr. Richard Gelberman co-authors study of proximal row carpectomy in Orthopedics 2008; 31:75

The full article: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=25360


JANUARY 14, 2008

Governor Blunt Proposes Rate Increase for MO HealthNet Physicians

Gov. Matt Blunt has proposed a nearly $53 million rate increase for physicians who treat lower-income Missourians. Blunt's proposal amounts to a 10 percent increase in the reimbursement rates paid to doctors who participate in Missouri's Medicaid program, now called MO HealthNet. Currently, physicians' rates are 55 percent of rates for the federal Medicare program for senior citizens and disabled.

During debate on the MO HealthNet plan, MSOA's 2007 President Jason Calhoun testified at the MSOA Lobby Day that Medicaid reimbursement rates should be brought up to a reasonable reimbursement rate before implementing mandatory pay-for-performance penalties and incentives at the state level.

The proposed increase would raise MO HealthNet reimbursement rates to a minimum of 65 percent of the Medicare rates. Last year, a $66.1 million for physician-related rate increases brought reimbursement rates to a minimum of 55 percent of Medicare rates, an average increase of 13 percent.

The increase, which would cost the state $52.8 million, would raise MO HealthNet rates to a minimum of 65 percent of Medicare rates. As of October 2007, MO HealthNet had 829,472 enrollees statewide.

MSOA has consistenly requested a moratorium on Missouri-based "pay-for-performance" until Medicaid reimbursement rates are at least 100% of Medicare or private insurance. MO HealthNet legislation calls for reimbursements rates to be brought up to 100 percent of Medicare rates in five years.