AAOS Now, September 2015
Who Calls the Shots on the Playing Field?
Remember when sport injuries were just “part of the game” and knockout blows on the playing field were treated as near-comic “bell ringers” that never prevented a player from returning to the contest? Athletes at all levels—high school, college, and professional—and their families let coaches, trainers, and team physicians make decisions about injuries and health status. Often, players or coaches had the deciding word on a return to play—and that word was “play.”
IPAB Could Set Rules for Medicare in 2017
Until passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, the U.S. Congress had to approve any proposals that would affect Medicare payment rates and program rules. But that may change in 2017, according to a recent report from the Medicare Trustees, a group that oversees the financial operations of the Hospital Insurance and Supplementary Medical Insurance trust funds.