The Affordable Care Act (ACA) advances quality initiatives in all areas of the health care system in an effort to improve care delivery. Provisions in the law foster the development of evidence-based performance measures through public reporting, seek to increase transparency and improve patient education through the use of health information technology, encourage care coordination to reduce preventable complications, hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions, and more.
AAOS quality programs, such as clinical practice guidelines, appropriate use criteria, performance measures, and patient safety initiatives are created to empower orthopaedic surgeons to be leaders in quality musculoskeletal health care teams as a means to deliver value to our patients through evidence-based cost efficient practices.
AAOS Federal Claims Data Access Letter of Support
Physician Clinical Registry Coalition's Joint Letter to CMS re: Updates to the Quality Payment Program
AAOS Coalition Letter to MedPAC re: Registries and the Quality Payment Program
Physician Clinical Registry Coalition's Joint Letter re: MIPS
Physician Clinical Registry Coalition's Joint Letter to CMS on Updates to the Quality Payment Program
Physician Clinical Registry Coalition's Joint Letter to CMS QCDR Measure Review and Self-Nomination Process