The Value in Musculoskeletal Care

USBJI issues Summary and Recommendations

The concept of “value” often tops any discussion of healthcare reform. In October 2011, 125 representatives of the musculoskeletal care community gathered in Washington, D.C., to examine the value of musculoskeletal care from multiple viewpoints. The meeting, staged by the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI), was a summit of stakeholders, and patients, providers, payers, government, and industry and professional organizations were all represented.

Kimberly Templeton, MD, president of the USBJI, told those assembled that the concept of the summit arose during the strategic planning that occurred during the transition from the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade to the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative.

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