AAOS Now, June 2015
Orthopaedic Surgeons Get Results at NOLC
The 2015 National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) brought approximately 400 orthopaedic surgeons from around the country to Capitol Hill to talk with legislators about issues important to the orthopaedic community.
Meet Your New Partner—Uncle Sam
During the 2015 AAOS Now Forum on “Orthopaedic Economics in 2020,” John Cherf, MD, MPH, MBA, chair of the AAOS Practice Management Committee, outlined the impact of government initiatives on orthopaedic practices, both now and in the future. Calling passage of the 1965 Social Security Act, which incorporated both Medicare and Medicaid, “the most significant health reform of the twentieth century,” Dr.
Tips for Limiting Scope of Practice Expansion
Defining the scope of practice for a healthcare provider is often challenging, particularly when nonphysician providers want to step beyond traditional roles. However, it is patients who are most at risk when physicians and nonphysician healthcare providers are allowed to administer musculoskeletal treatment outside of their areas of training and experience. During an educational symposium at the 2015 National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference, moderated by Brian G.