AAOS Now, June 2016
CMS Releases MACRA Proposed Rule
On April 27, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule detailing, for the first time, the physician reimbursement framework required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. MACRA, which replaced the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, created a new program for physician reimbursement that streamlines quality programs and addresses reporting burdens.
Making of a Team Physician
So you want to be a team physician? If so, you might want to take stock of observations recently shared by three surgeons with high profile experience in that role at a "The Way I See It" session held during the 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting. James R. Andrews, MD, Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, and Anthony Miniaci, MD, FRCSC, and moderator Frederick M.