AAOS Now, January 2012
AAOS Releases TO on MoM Hip Implants
With concerns by patients, clinicians, and regulators about metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants on the rise, the AAOS Board of Directors commissioned a special technology overview (TO) on the topic. The TO focused on the following three questions: What are the clinical outcomes in patients with MoM hip replacements? What are some predictive factors related to MoM hip replacement outcomes? What is the prevalence of adverse clinical problems related to MoM?
George F. Will to Speak at Annual Meeting
George F. Will As a columnist, Mr. Will is known for his hard-hitting analyses of domestic and foreign politics and policy. His twice-weekly column in the Washington Post has been syndicated since 1974, and appears in approximately 400 papers throughout the United States and Europe. He wrote a bimonthly essay for Newsweek as a contributing editor from 1976 through 2010. He is a founding panel member of ABC television’s Sunday morning show “This Week.” Mr.
CMS Issues Proposed Rule
As this issue of AAOS Now went to press, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule implenting Section 6002 (Sunshine Act provisions) of the Afordable Care Act. It requires manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, and medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program to report payments or other transfers of value (amounting to $10 or more) made to physicians and teaching hospitals.