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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.

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