POS is dedicated to enabling Pennsylvania’s orthopaedic surgeons to devote themselves to their chosen profession. We care deeply about advancing the science of orthopaedics and about forcing the legal and health insurance industries to give the practice of medicine back to physicians.
Continuing Medical Education and Training
Two CME programs are provided each year featuring top national speakers with sessions specifically designed to keep Pennsylvania orthopaedic surgeons at the top of their game. By sponsoring receptions, entertainment, golf tournaments, luncheons, and dinners, our meetings provide an opportunity to network and socialize with colleagues throughout the state.
Educational opportunities for practice administrators' coding, billing, and workers' compensation courses are also offered by POS.
In conjunction with our lobbying firm, orthopaedic surgeons serving POS’s legislative and political action committees provide all Pennsylvania orthopaedic surgeons with access to PA legislators and policymakers. This is important because - like it or not - access to these people is the way to effect positive change on orthopaedic practice. POS's lobbying firm, Bigley and Blikle, LLC, has more than 40 years of governmental experience and is one of Pennsylvania's most respected government relations firms. For more information on POS's legislative agenda, visit the POS web site at www.paorthosociety.org.
As our most valuable membership benefit, orthopaedic surgeons across the state serve as your advocates and are highly dedicated to ensuring quality patient care by:
Serving as an orthopaedic medical information resource to the Pennsylvania Legislature, the Governor’s office, and state regulatory agencies, POS is recognized as a credible resource of information and data to decision makers in Harrisburg. The surveys and reports POS produces on orthopaedics practice patterns and the impact of skyrocketing liability insurance premiums on access to patient care are readily available to legislators and policymakers. Some examples include, the Physician Exodus and Malpractice Insurance Availability Survey, a workers' compensation practice expense study, and the Orthopaedic On-Call Coverage Survey.