Measuring Up: Dr. David R. Chandler, MD and EMHL ’18 Clarifies Performance Measures for American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

With 28 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon from California to Florida, Dr. David R. Chandler, MD joined EMHL this year to drive the changes reshaping the medical industry. Being on the frontline of the medial industry’s transformation is not an area that’s new to Dr. Chandler. He’s served in a number of leadership positions on hospital staffs and professional associations to help navigate the unchartered waters of an industry in flux.

Most recently, as a member of the Performance Measures Committee for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Dr. Chandler wrote a series of articles published in AAOS Now. These articles are designed to clarify and increase the uniform application of descriptors used to assess performance measurement for orthopedic specialists as medical care reimbursement migrates from a volume basis to value-modified volume basis. He writes,

The purpose of this article is to bring some clarity to the terminology, discuss different kinds of measures, provide an overview of CMS healthcare quality development and payment reform, and provide information regarding the current activities of the AAOS Performance Measures Committee.

When asked about the relationship of this work to his decision to join EMHL, Dr. Chandler replied, “I’ve long been committed to increasing the quality of outcomes for patients in our medical system. EMHL provides the formal training I want to increase my effectiveness at driving change and creating a healthier society.

The AAOS Now Measuring Up series is available below:

August 2016: Defining Performance Measures
September 2016: The Performance Measure Development Process
October 2016: The Making of a Performance Measure

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