AAOS Now, March 2020
The Impact of Alternative Payment Models on Quality and Safety of Orthopaedic Care
In response to the rise in healthcare spending, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began exploring alternative payment models (APMs) in 2011.
First Appropriate Use Criteria Decision Tree Highlights Appropriate Prescription of Dental Prophylaxis in Orthopaedic Patients
The use of antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures in patients with joint replacements has long been debated among orthopaedic surgeons and dental professionals. Appropriate use criteria (AUC) developed jointly by AAOS and the American Dental Association (ADA) and published in 2016 have helped bring direction to an area lacking high-quality literature to support clinical decision-making.
AAOS Announces Recipients of Kappa Delta Orthopaedic Research Awards and OREF Clinical Research Award
The 2020 Kappa Delta Orthopaedic Research Awards and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Clinical Research Award recognize those who have performed orthopaedic research that is of high significance and impact.