Published 12/21/2022

AAOS to Congress: Stop ALL 2023 Medicare Cuts

Washington, D.C. (December 21, 2022)—American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) President Felix H. Savoie III, MD, FAAOS, issued the following statement on the recently released omnibus package:

“AAOS is extremely disappointed that Congress failed to fully address the impending cuts to Medicare physician payment. In choosing to allow payment reductions year after year, and to the leaders of health care teams nonetheless, Congress is worsening a system that is already broken and threatening seniors’ access to care. The AAOS is calling on congressional leadership one final time to do the right thing and stop these cuts in their entirety—our members, their patients and the entire physician community depend on it.”

The AAOS' letter to Congress regarding year-end legislation can be found here.

The coalition letter to Congress regarding the 4.5% cut can be found here.

The AAOS’ response to the request for information regarding MACRA can be found here

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About the AAOS
The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Office of Government Relations promotes and advocates the viewpoint of the orthopaedic community before federal and state legislative, regulatory, and executive agencies. Based in Washington, DC, with additional staff in the Academy’s headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois, the Office of Government Relations identifies, analyzes, and directs all health policy activities and initiatives to position the AAOS as the trusted leaders in advancing musculoskeletal health.

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