Government Relations

The AAOS Office of Government Relations (OGR) promotes and represents the viewpoint of the orthopaedic community before federal and state legislative, regulatory, and executive agencies. Based in Washington, DC, but also including staff from the AAOS headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois, the OGR identifies, analyzes, and directs all health policy activities and initiatives of the AAOS.

Note: On April 27, 2016, the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule detailing for the first time the physician reimbursement framework required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. AAOS is developing a summary of the proposed rule and will be coordinating formal written comments with state and specialty societies. The deadline for comments is 5 p.m. on June 27, 2016. Find all of our MACRA news and resources at, read the proposed rule online here, and email us with any questions or concerns at

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The Political Action Committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons or "The Orthopaedic PAC" is the only national political action committee in Washington, DC, representing orthopaedic surgeons before Congress. We're your voice, your strength, and your access in the Nation's Capitol. Click here for more information on the PAC.

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