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AAOS Warns Against Broadening Scope of Practice

Tue, January 28, 2020 6:00 PM | Babette Atkins (Administrator)

On January 17, AAOS submitted feedback to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its proposal to ease scope of practice restrictions.

The agency had requested input and recommendations on carrying out the President’s recent executive order to eliminate certain supervision and licensure requirements that “limit healthcare professionals from practicing at the top of their professional license.”

In its comments, AAOS stressed the importance of keeping the title "physician" reserved only for those health care professionals who have completed rigorous training and passed the United States Medical Licensing Exam. AAOS also reiterated support for non-physician providers who work as valued members of physician-led care teams. In addition to offering its own comments, AAOS signed onto the American Medical Association’s feedback letter which cited the impact these changes would have on the overall cost and quality of care. Read AAOS’ full comments to CMS…

On the state level, NYSSOS focuses advocacy efforts on ensuring that all patients have access to high quality, comprehensive musculoskeletal care by providers who have met and completed uniform standards for education, licensure, training and certification. > Advocacy Program

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