AAOS Now, April 2016
Election Topic: GME Funding
This year, just like any other presidential election year, the candidates and the American public are faced with a myriad of issues. One that is unlikely to garner headlines—but that is critical to the future of health care—is Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding. GME is the training that medical school graduates receive as residents in more than 1,000 different teaching hospitals nationwide. Overall support for GME comes from a number of separate public and private sources.
BPCI, CJR, and Other Emerging Payment Models in Orthopaedics
With the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program set to start on April 1, 2016, the AAOS Annual Meeting symposium "Bundled and Emerging Payment Models in Orthopaedics" provided a unique opportunity to evaluate current programs and discuss impending changes in reimbursement. AAOS immediate Past-President provided an overview of the symposium, while Kevin J.
Second Look – Advocacy
These items originally appeared in AAOS Headline News Now, a thrice-weekly enewsletter that keeps AAOS members up to date on clinical, socioeconomic, and political issues, with links to more detailed information. Subscribe at www.aaos.org/news/news.asp (member login required). The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule regarding overpayments.