AAOS Now, July 2015
AAOS Quality Efforts Continue
During its June 12–13, 2015, meeting, the AAOS board of directors took the following actions that support and extend quality and advocacy efforts on behalf of orthopaedic surgeons: approved new appropriate use criteria (AUC) for pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures with vascular injuries endorsed a companion consensus statement to the AAOS clinical practice guidelines (CPG) on the management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries reissued the CPG on the treatment of
Legislation to Delay ICD-10 Introduced
Physicians and other eligible professionals are expected to implement the International Classification of Diseases–10th edition (ICD-10) diagnostic coding system effective Oct. 1, 2015. Under ICD-10, the number of diagnostic codes would increase from the 13,000 currently in place under ICD-9 to more than 68,000 codes.