Rules, reforms, and regulations

By Mary Ann Porucznik

NOLC symposia spotlight issues of concern

The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2011 National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC), was held in Washington, D.C., during a week filled with tense negotiations over the federal budget and efforts to avoid a government shutdown. Attendees—members of the AAOS Board of Councilors (BOC) and Board of Specialty Societies (BOS)—nonetheless managed to meet with several members of Congress or their staffs and to focus on specific issues of concern, including ancillary services, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

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