AAOS Now, September 2014
How Should Your Performance Be Measured?
At a time when reimbursement and healthcare delivery systems are undergoing a transformation toward models that measure and reward performance and outcomes, the AAOS and orthopaedic specialty societies are taking steps to ensure that orthopaedic surgeons are leaders in shaping specific performance measures. “Performance measures” can be seen as an umbrella term for the various quality-based criteria that increasingly will govern how physicians are evaluated and compensated.
Interest in Using Stem Cells in Spinal Surgery Increasing
“The world of spinal biologics is very exciting, not only because the spine has so many different tissues to regenerate, but also because the conditions that affect the spine are very different. Cost and regulatory issues, as well as efficacy and safety, are among the considerations that must be addressed,” said Wellington K. Hsu, MD, the Clifford C. Raisbeck Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.