The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed SB 685 PN 1000 and SB 686 PN 1001 yesterday, allowing out-of-state athletic team medical staffs to treat their players, coaches and other personnel while participating in games or tournaments in Pennsylvania.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is building one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive sports medicine facilities in Columbus, according to the lantern.
CMS is seeking comments on an ICD-9-CM code list for hip fracture diagnoses, according to an AHA News Now report.

4. 6 things to know about orthopedic surgeons in the US

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00
Here are six notes about orthopedic surgeons practicing in the United States, according to the 2014 Orthopaedic Surgeon Census by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
WellSpan Health offered interested Dallas students a sports medicine session on careers in the health field, according to ydr.com.
Robert Watkins III, MD, performed spine surgery on desert golfer and Ladies Professional Golf Association winner Nicole Castrale, according to a report by The Desert Sun.
Peter Millett, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., will perform shoulder surgery on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to a Fox Sports report.
Robin West, MD, is going to be the new team doctor for the Washington Nationals, according to the Washington Business Journal.
Julia Mancuso, four-time Olympic medalist, is recovering from a recent hip surgery, according to Newsday.
St. Vincent's is investing nearly a quarter of a million dollars into a new sports medicine program in the Clay County School District, according to the Jacksonville Business Journal.
One of the nation's leading orthopedic surgeons, Anthony A. Romeo, MD, specializes in the management and surgical treatment of shoulder and elbow problems.
To provide specialized sports medicine to young athletes in the Kansas City area, Children's Mercy Kansas City and Sporting Kansas City formed a long-term partnership, according to MLS.

13. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Pedegana dies at 74

Written by Megan Wood | Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00
Larry Pedegana, MD, the former Seattle Mariner's team physician, died of cancer at 74 years old on Nov. 13, according to The Seattle Times. Dr. Pedegana served the team from 1977 through 2006, and was the team's first medical director. While with the team, Dr. Pedegana performed hundreds of surgeries on the athletes.
Memorial Hermann plans to open the IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute in Sugar Land, Texas, according to Fort Bend Herald.

15. Dr. James Andrews aims for a hole in one — 5 key points

Written by Allison Sobczak | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00
James Andrews, MD, founder of the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla., competed in the CME Tour Championship pro-am on Tuesday, according to Naples News Daily.
CMS recently finalized a new bundled payments initiative for hip and knee replacements; however, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons several of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' concerns have not been addressed.
GE Healthcare and the National Basketball Association are collaborating to encourage research proposals on tendinopathy.
The Pittsburgh Steelers named their South Side training facility after Chairman Dan Rooney and expanded a partnership with UPMC, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
James Andrews, MD, is slated to perform knee surgery on New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis, according to a Mass Live report.
CMS has finalized a new bundled payment model for hip and knee replacement surgery in acute-care hospitals.
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