May 1998 AAOS Report

Health Policy Update on confidentiality issues offered

"Confidentiality of Medical Information in Worker's Compensation Cases," a new Health Policy Update, is available on the Academy's home page in the "Federal Health Policy" section and the fax-on-demand system at (800) 999-2939; document number 9013. The new update provides an overview of a physician's responsibility to provide patient information in worker's compensation cases. It also includes references of journal articles and details examples of specific court cases. To date, the Academy has published 13 Health Policy Updates on subjects from orthopaedic practice buyouts to the Medicare RBRVS practice expense system.

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