May 2003 AAOS Report

NOLC focuses on medical liability reform

The National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC), meeting in Washington D.C. April 24 to 26, drew more than 200 participants who focused on plans to win Senate approval of medical liability reform. A vote may occur on this issue within the next few months.
Attendees included members of the AAOS Board of Directors, the AAOS Board of Councilors, the Council on Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies, Orthopaedic State Society leadership, and the AAOS PAC Executive Committee (Political Action Committee). In addition to discussions on medical liability reform, participants also heard key health policy speakers, including Carolyn Clancy, MD, director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); Thomas Henderson, Jr., CEO of the American Trial Lawyers Association; Robert Hartwig, senior vice-president and chief economist of the Insurance Information Institute; Victor Schwartz, general counsel, American Tort Reform Association; and Thomas Grissom, director of the Center for Medicare Management of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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