July 1997 Bulletin

Orthopaedists take messages to "Hill"

Rep. Greg Ganske, (R-Iowa), right, discusses Medicare's resource-based practice expense proposal and the Participating Centers of Excellence project with, from left, Joy Lang; Debby Gitchell; and Alan Lang, MD, president-elect of the Iowa Orthopaedic Society.

Academy President Douglas W. Jackson, MD, right, explains orthopaedic surgeons' concern about the lack of accurate data for the proposed Medicare resource-based practice expense system to Sen. Carol Moseley-braun (D-Ill.), center. Virginia Mann, director, Academy department of state society relations, is at left.

Problems with the proposed Medicare resource-based practice expense system were the subject of discussion by, from left, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.); Douglas W. Jackson, MD, Academy president; Linda Lee, executive of the Kentucky Orthopaedic Society; Bunny Scutchfield; Scott B. Scutchfield, MD, chairman-elect, Board of Councilors; and Robin Bowen, legislative aid for Sen. McConnell.

Sen Trent Lott (R-Miss.) right, discusses Medicare issues with, clockwise from left, John Drake, MD; John Patrick Barrett, MD; and Stephen Imrie, MD.

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