Burgess brings unique viewpoint to NOLC

By Peter Pollack

“At some point, a financial reckoning has to occur,” Rep. Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-Texas) told AAOS members at the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC). “And when that happens, there’s going to be you-know-what to pay.”

Rep. Burgess, now serving a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, has also been a physician of obstetrics and gynecology for more than 21 years. His two careers give him a unique perspective on the continuing problems with the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and efforts to repair the situation.

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