AAOS Now, March 2020
Dr. Weber Hand-delivers Advocacy Issues to Capitol Hill
In January, to advance the AAOS Strategic Plan, AAOS President Kristy L. Weber, MD, FAAOS, traveled to Washington, D.C., to connect with legislators on priority AAOS issues, including preserving the value of hip and knee payment codes and securing appropriations language for musculoskeletal disparities research.
CMS Finalizes 2020 Payment Rules
In November 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released two final payment rules that went into effect on Jan. 1: The Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System/Ambulatory Surgical Center Prospective Payment System (OPPS/ASC) and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).