Medicare and the Orthopaedic Surgeon: Challenges in Providing, Financing, and Accessing Musculoskeletal Care for the Elderly

Bozic, Kevin J.; Cramer, Bonnie; Albert, Todd J.
June 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jun2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 6, p1568
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the challenges face by the U.S. health-care system such as in financing, providing and accessing musculoskeletal care for the elderly in relation to symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association on June 11, 2009. It says that the accessibility of quality health care is threatened by the higher beneficiary copayments and decline in medical provider participation. It also discusses potential strategies that can be used to address the challenges.


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