AAOS Now, August 2014
Cell-based Therapies in Sports Medicine
"Cell-based approaches for soft-tissue regeneration have been around since the 1980s, when autologous chondrocytes were first used to treat cartilage defects,” said Scott A. Rodeo, MD, co-chief, sports medicine and shoulder service, at the Hospital for Special Surgery and professor of orthopaedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Speaking at the AAOS Now-sponsored forum on “Stem Cells in Orthopaedics: Myth, Miracle, or Something In-Between,” Dr.
CMS Releases Proposed Rule for 2015 PFS
On July 3, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed regulations updating the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for 2015. The proposed rule also covers quality reporting initiatives for physicians, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the physician Value-Based Modifier program.