The 2013 PAOS CME program is approved for a maximum of 34.25 hours of Category 1 CME by the Physician Assistant Review Panel and 24.5 BOC CEUs for athletic trainers. Registration is open at www.paos.org/cme/registration. Join us in San Antonio!
2013 CME Registration - Now Open
2013 PAOS CME Housing - NOW OPEN
Plan now to join us in San Antonio for the 14th Annual PAOS CME Conference September 9-13, 2013
Please book your room early as we have sold out the conference the past 3 years. We have increased the hotel block and conference space this year, but please plan ahead as we are expecting a great conference with excellent topics and speakers and professional networking for PAs! We were able to negotiate a significant room discount of $199/night (+taxes/fees) for the conference. Learn more about this beautiful location at www.jwsanantonio.com.
Book your room now at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10482178.
Visit www.paos.org/cme for the latest conference information. Conference registration opens June 1, 2013
- Over 30 Category I CME hours Available
- Coding & Billing for PAs in Orthopaedics presented by Mary LeGrand from KarenZupko & Associates
- Optional Workshops to include Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Casting & Splinting, MSK Ultrasound I & II, and more
- Key note speaker address by Charles Rockwood, MD
- Guest Speaker Robert Probe, MD - OTA Immediate Past President
Learn more about the CME conference at www.PAOS.org/cme.
2012 Conference Attendee comments:
This was my first year attending. It was a great course with applicable content. Looking forward to next year! Thank you.
What a great course. Been to many AAOS meetings with limited lectures/info for PAs. Lectures were pertinent, concise, and informative. Will take back lots of info for our practice. Thanks, PAOS!
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* This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 36.25 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.
2013 Election Results
Thank you for participating in the election and to all the PAs who ran for office to serve all of us who work in orthopaedic surgery! We are now 1225 members strong and growing! Thank you for your membership support and continue to encourage your colleagues to join the only organization that represents the specific interest of PAs practicing in orthopaedic surgery.
The below PAs will be serving on the PAOS Board of Directors for a 2 year term starting on July 1, 2013. Please contact current PAOS board members at www.paos.org/info/board with any question, concerns or recommendations for the organization. We would love to hear from you!
2013 Election Candidates
Thanks to all the candidates who are willing to sacrifice their time to promote our organization and represent all PAs practicing in orthopaedic surgery. The election will be held for members March 1 - 31, 2013 via e-Ballot. Please take a few minutes to review the candidates at www.paos.org/election2013.htm
Nominations are now being accepted for several Board positions for our upcoming election. Please consider sharing your interest, expertise and love for the profession by becoming involved with PAOS leadership to provide future direction for our growing organization! Learn more at http://www.paos.org/election/2013-election.
2012 PAOS Survey results
2012 PAOS Practice/Salary Full REPORT - www.PAOS.org/members - "Survey Results" tab
886 PAs completed the 2012 PAOS Practice / Salary Survey! We provide the most
comprehensive survey related to PAs practicing in orthopaedic surgery.
(* For comparision, the latest MGMA data reports data for 95 PAs who
work in orthopaedic surgery)
- Congrats to Melissa E. for completing the survey and being randomly selected to receive the FREE 2013 PAOS CME Registration!
to Michele B., Sarah B., Adam W., Amber M., and Jennifer A. for
completing the survey and being randomly selected to receive a FREE
ANNUAL PAOS membership!
A few stats:
- Mean compensation: $114,875.50 (view full report for break down by years of experience and region)
- Mean annual bonus: $16,425.75 (view full report for additional details)
- 56.23% + of PAs have their own clinic schedule
- Details on Gender, on-call, benefits, tasks, plus much more is available in the 31 page report.
PAOS members: FREE! If you are not a member, join us for the nominal fee of $75/year!
Non-members: contact us for pricing.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in Hilton Head for the 13th Annual CME meeting! It was a beautiful week with great CME and networking. We hope to see you all again in San Antonio, TX - September 9-13, 2013 for our next meeting!
PA Week 2012!
Happy PA week to our PA family! If you are looking for ideas to celebrate, please find more information at http://www.aapa.org/paweek/
Medicare MLN Update
Medicare releases MLN on "Documenting Medical Necessity for Major Joint Replacement (Hip and Knee)". If you work in hip and knee arthroplasty, this is a must read - http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/SE1236.pdf
AAHKS CME - PA course
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons is holding their 22nd Annual Meeting November 2-4, 2012 in Dallas, TX. There is a Orthopaedic Team Member Course held on November 2, 2012 designed for PAs. Learn more about the meeting at http://www.aahks.org/meetings/meetings.asp. Information related to the Orthopaedic Team member course can be found at http://www.aahks.org/meetings/OrthoTeamFlyerFINAL.pdf.