MSOA News

2011 Archive

 

December 19, 2011

John Clohisy, M.D's case report published in JBJS, "Mycoplasma pneumoniae Periprosthetic Joint Infection Identified by 16S Ribosomal RNA Gene Amplification and Sequencing: A Case Report."

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December 16, 2011

Jacob Buchowski, M.D.'s case report published in JBJS, "Ceramic Fracture Following Cervical Disc Arthroplasty: A Case Report."

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December 15, 2011

Richard Lehman, M.D. inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

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August 17, 2011

MSOA member James Stannard, M.D., research published in Journal of Orthopaeidic Trauma, "Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy After High-Risk Lower Extremity Fractures."

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August 10, 2011

MSOA member Keith Bridwell, M.D.'s case study published in JBJS, "Spinal Reconstruction with Pedicle Screw-Based Instrumentation and rhBMP-2 in Patients with Neurofibromatosis and Severe Dural Ectasia and Spinal Deformity: Report of Two Cases and a Review of the Literature."

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August 3, 2011

MSOA member Rick Wright, M.D.'s research published in JBJS, "Ipsilateral Graft and Contralateral ACL Rupture at Five Years or More Following ACL Reconstruction: A Systematic Review."

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July 06, 2011

MSOA members Perry Schoenecker, M.D. and John Clohisy, M.D.'s article "Arthroscopic Disease Classification and Interventions as an Adjunct in the Treatment of Acetabular Dysplasia," published in American Journal of Sports Medicine.

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May 17, 2011

MSOA member Sonny Bal, M.D.'s article published in Orthopedics Today, "Maryland affirms physician self-referral prohibition."

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May 16, 2011

MSOA member John Clohisy, M.D.'s article published in JBJS, "Radiographic Structural Abnormalities Associated with Premature, Natural Hip-Joint Failure."

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May 13, 2011

MSOA members John Clohisy, M.D. and Perry Schoenecker, M.D.'s article published in JBJS, "Incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus Following Periacetabular Osteotomy."

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May 12, 2011

MSOA member Matthew Dobbs, M.D.'s, article published in JBJS, "Exome Sequencing Identifies an MYH3 Mutation in a Family with Distal Arthrogryposis Type 1."

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May 11, 2011

MSOA member Rick Wright, M.D.'s article published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, "The Prognosis and Predictors of Sports Function and Activity at Minimum 6 Years After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Population Cohort Study."

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May 03, 2011

MSOA member Matthew Dobbs, M.D.'s, article published in JBJS, "Exome Sequencing Identifies an MYH3 Mutation in a Family with Distal Arthrogryposis Type 1."

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April 25, 2011

MSOA member Robert Brophy, M.D.'s article "Effect of Shoulder Stabilization on Career Length in National Football League Athletes" published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

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April 21, 2011

MSOA member Jay Keener, M.D. article "Revision Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Repair Integrity and Clinical Outcome" published in JBJS.

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April 18, 2011

MSOA member Ted Choma, M.D.'s article "Managing complications: An illustrative case in spine surgery," in Orthopedics Today.

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April 11, 2011

MSOA Member Ken Yamaguchi's, M.D., article "Factors Affecting Healing Rates After Arthroscopic Double-Row Rotator Cuff Repair" published in American Journal of Sports Medicine.

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April 4, 2011

MSOA member B. Sonny Bal, M.D., article "Health care provider liability related to defective products" published in Orthopedics Today.

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March 21, 2011

MSOA Members David Bumpass, M.D. and Charles Goldfarb, M.D. article published in JBJS, "Myxoid Chondrosarcoma of the Phalanx with an EWS Translocation: A Case Report and Review of the Literature."

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March 21, 2011

MSOA member Jay D. Keener, M.D. article published in JBJS, "Revision Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Repair Integrity and Clinical Outcome."

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March 16, 2011

Art in Orthopaedics Call for Entries Open

The Missouri State Orthopaedic Association invites orthopaedic surgeons, staff, and patients to submit an art project that dramatizes the "science and art of orthopaedic medicine." MSOA's Art in Orthopaedics project reminds physician-members of the "compassionate application of the art of medicine" in the science and technology of healthcare. This project is being implemented through a grant from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. For more information, click on the Call for Entries (Word, 34K). Entry Forms must be received by April 30, 2011 and may be emailed to treece@treecephillips.com at the MSOA office.


March 15, 2011

MSOA member Sonny Bal, M.D's article "Current medical malpractice litigation: Proposals for reform," in Orthopedics Today.

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March 10, 2011

Letter from CMS re: Documentation Errors

Dear Orthopaedic Specialties:

WPS Medicare Part B received notification of Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) errors and conducted medical reviews of 100 claims on the Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) code 99203 - Office or other outpatient visit for the evaluation and management of a new patient, which requires these 3 key components for your specialty.

The CERT contractor assesses multiple errors in the documentation of both procedures and E/M services. The documentation errors found were in several categories; no documentation received, documentation did not support the procedure code billed and documentation did not support the physician actually providing the service.

In performing our reviews, we discovered a 58% error rate and we identified similar errors.

  • 37% did not support the level of service billed
  • 13% were denied as we did not receive any documentation
  • 7% were billed under the physician's Medicare provider number when a non-physician practitioner (NPP) performed them and the Medicare guidelines do not allow for "incident to" billing for a new patient
  • 1% was denied as the documentation submitted was for the wrong date of service.

We provided education to the individual providers and published information in our eNews and on our website, http://www.wpsmedicare.com detailing the cause of the errors and actions a provider could take to prevent them. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) goal is pay claims correctly the first time. The physician or other practitioner has the responsibility to submit claims to Medicare correctly.

The resources on our website will assist physicians with an understanding of the Medicare rules and knowing the Medicare requirements. You can access the latest CERT information on our website at http://www.wpsmedicare.com/j5macpartb/
departments/cert/cert_articles.shtml

You can access the results of our MR findings at http://www.wpsmedicare.com/j5macpartb/departments/
medical_review/2010_0830_99203.shtml

We have a section of our website devoted to E/M services including questions and answers and articles: http://www.wpsmedicare.com/j5macpartb/resources/
provider_types/evalandmngmnt.shtml

We also have a video presentation of our E/M education on our training page: http://www.wpsmedicare.com/j5macpartb/training
/on_demand/eval-mngmnt.shtml

Please access the resources we have available to verify you are submitting services correctly to Medicare. Thank you for your time.

Sincerely

Ellen Berra
Provider Outreach & Education
WPS Medicare Part B


February 16, 2011

MSOA members Ryan Nunley, M.D. and John Clohisy, M.D.'s article "Clinical and Radiographic Predictors of Intra-articular Hip Disease in Arthroscopy" published in American Journal of Sports Medicine.

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January 27, 2011

MSOA member Michael Milne, MD's success story in St. Louis Post Dispatch, "Young athlete overcomes severe knee injury."

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January 17, 2011

MSOA member Theodore Choma, MD's research article "Incidence of Unintended Durotomy in Spine Surgery Based on 108 478 Cases" published in Neurosurgery.

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January 15, 2011

MSOA members Jeremy McCormick, MD and Michael J Gardner, MD's article "The posterior malleolus: should it be fixed and why?" published in Current Orthopaedic Practice.

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January 14, 2011

MSOA member Lawrence Lenke, MD's research published in Spine, "Male-Female Differences in Scoliosis Research Society-30 Scores in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis".

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January 13, 2011

Grillot and Dobbs elected to AAOS board of councilors

MSOA members have selected Michael Grillot, M.D. and Matthew B. Dobbs, M.D. as Missouri's two new members of the AAOS Board of Councilors.

Michael GrillotMichael Grillot, M.D. served as MSOA President in 2007 and currently serves as Treasurer. During Dr. Grillot's term as President, MSOA initiated a series of successful regional meetings that resulted in signficant membership growth. As Treasurer, Dr. Grillot is currently responsible for reviewing MSOA's monthly financial reports and ensuring the fiscal health of the organization.

Dr. Grillot has participated in several MSOA State Lobby Days in Jefferson City. He is a regular contributor to the MSOA PAC. According to Dr. Grillot, "It is a privilege to serve as a Councilor. I will work hard to make sure AAOS is informed of Missouri issues and will do my best to make sure we are heard."

Dr. Grillot is in private practice at Orthopaedic Specialists of Springfield.

Michael GrillotMatthew B. Dobbs, M.D. is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in practice at Washington University in St. Louis and the St. Louis Shriners Hospitals.

Dr. Dobbs has had extensive involvement with MSOA. In 2006, Dr. Dobbs was selected by the AAOS into the Leadership Fellows Program, a one-year program desiged to facilitate the development of future AAOS leaders. During this year, he was able to represent MSOA and participate in Capitol Hill visits, the legislative program, and a Board of Councilors meeting in Washington, D.C. He has continued to be a regular member of MSOA as a presenter at the annual meeting and regular contributor to the MSOA PAC.

Dr. Dobbs has held leadership positions in a variety of orthopaedic societies including the AAOS, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS). He is currently the chair of the Research Council for POSNA and Chair-elect for the Clinical Scientist Development Program Steering Committee at the AAOS.

Drs. Grillot and Dobbs begin their terms in March 2011. The duty of the Councilors is to reflect the concerns and needs of MSOA Members to the Board of Councilors and the AAOS leadership. Councilors to the AAOS are elected for a term of three years. Jonathan L. Grantham, M.D. and Dirk Alander, M.D. are completing two distinguished terms on the AAOS Board of Councilors and are not eligible for re-election.


January 11, 2011

MSOA member Scott Luhmann, MD's research "Outcomes After Patellar Realignment Surgery for Recurrent Patellar Instability Dislocations: A Minimum 3-year Follow-up Study of Children and Adolescents" published in Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.

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January 11, 2011

MSOA member Lawrence Lenke, MD’s article "Seeing the Spine in 3D: How Will It Change What We Do?" Published in Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.

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