AAOS to collaborate with ASA on ASA's Perioperative Surgical Home Care Model: 4 things to know

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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons will help the American Society of Anesthesiologists develop ASA's Perioperative Surgical Home Care Model.

Here are four things to know:


1. The team-based PSH model works to guide patients throughout their episodes of care, starting at the decision to undergo surgery through return to function.


2. AAOS members Peggy Naas, MD, and Jeff Angel, MD, will represent AAOS on ASA PSH's Learning Collaborative Committee.


3. ASA created the PSH in response to healthcare's fragmented surgical delivery system. The PSH model aims to meet healthcare's demand for a quality surgical system that works to minimize costs and bolster patient satisfaction.


4. PSH also helps physicians comply with CMS requirements as CMS launches various initiatives, including Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement to transition healthcare to value-based care.


"There is no greater priority for orthopedic surgeons than the safety of our patients, and we constantly strive to optimize and improve patient outcomes and care," said AAOS President Gerald R. Williams, MD. "We are happy to explore the PSH model of care because we believe it will advance these concerns."


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