AAOS Now, March 2014
SGR Repeal, Replacement Legislation Introduced
On Feb. 6, 2014, key committees in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate reached an agreement on legislation to permanently repeal and replace the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that governs physician payments under Medicare. Since 2003, the SGR formula has generated increasingly larger proposed cuts to physician payments, and Congress has responded by enacting legislative “patches” to prevent them while simultaneously promising a permanent solution.
New Orleans Welcomes AAOS!
The birthplace of jazz, the capital of food and fun, New Orleans, “the Big Easy,” is one of the truly unique cities in the world. As local chair, I encourage AAOS members attending the Annual Meeting to relax and have fun outside the Morial Convention Center, while advancing knowledge and skills inside. New Orleans treated the orthopaedic community royally when last we gathered here in 2010, in what was the first convention of its size since Hurricane Katrina.