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AAOS Supports In-Office Imaging in Statement to GAO Featured

Written by  Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 14 November 2012 16:24
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American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons President John R. Tongue, MD, recently issued a statement in response to the U.S. Government Accountability Office's position on patient referrals.
Dr. Tongue's statement supported the provision of in-office imaging services for orthopedic patients and addressing wasteful Medicare spending.

"The AAOS is invested in quality initiatives to ensure that only medically necessary services are performed on orthopedic patients," Dr. Tongue wrote in the statement. "Significant technological advances have been made in our field so that patients can receive timely and accessible screenings from the comfort of their doctor's office. We believe that any restriction on this convenience would threaten the quality of care being delivered to our patients."

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