AAOS Now, November 2014
What’s Ahead for Orthopaedic Payments?
How are orthopaedic surgeons going to be paid in the future? What programs will affect the individual orthopaedic surgeon’s income? Will payments become a “zero-sum game” in which some orthopaedic surgeons are winners and others are losers? These and other questions were addressed during the AAOS Board of Councilors (BOC)/Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Fall Meeting symposium on “The Changing Landscape of Payment Strategies.”
Problems Overshadow Sunshine Act Data
The Open Payments (Sunshine Act) database that opened on Sept. 30 was supposed to shed light on the financial relationships between drug and device makers and physicians and teaching hospitals. But according to media and consumer advocates, the website design, missing data, and lack of context has made analyzing those relationships difficult.
Benjamin S. Carson Sr, MD, to Speak at Annual Meeting
The presidential guest speaker for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas will be Benjamin S. Carson Sr, MD, who rose from humble beginnings to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon and a potential presidential candidate. He wears many other hats, including that of motivational speaker, philanthropist, New York Times best-selling author, and FOX News commentator. Dr.