Another Medicare quick fix is not the answer

By Lindsay Law

NOLC participants deliver strong message to Congress

More than 200 orthopaedic surgeons from around the country converged in Washington, D.C., April 30–May 2, as part of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC). The message they delivered to Congress was emphatic: It’s time for a permanent fix to the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) physician payment formula. “Another Medicare quick fix is not the answer,” said AAOS President Tony Rankin, MD.

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