August 8, 2023

AAOS releases new tools, resources to simplify patient-reported outcome measures

Editor's Note

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), on August 1, released new interactive tools and resources to help collect patient data in advance of mandatory reporting periods.

Orthopedic care teams are urged to take note because patient-reported outcome measures (eg, pain, physical mobility, emotional well-being, and experience of care) are increasingly being used as a quality measure by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as private payers to determine reimbursement and publicly reported outcomes, AAOS says.

The new AAOS portfolio of tools and resources includes a patient-reported outcome measures user guide and other educational materials; webinars and publications; AAOS-endorsed technology solutions; a list of outcome measures recommended by AAOS for each specialty; and coding and reimbursement resources.


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