2008 Legislative Round-up

By the AAOS Office of Government Relations

Successes include AAOS Bill, research funding, DMEPOS

Although physicians still face a cut of more than 20 percent in Medicare payments next year, progress was made by avoiding the 2008 cuts that would have occurred under the flawed “sustainable growth rate” Medicare payment formula. In addition, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) took a leadership role on several other issues.

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