AAOS Now, December 2019
My Glimpse into the World of Advocacy
I didn’t know there is an underground subway connecting the House of Representatives and Senate buildings to the U.S. Capitol until I was running through the halls with Representative Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.).
AAOS Responds to Concerning Changes in CMS 2020 Final Payment Rules
On Nov. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued two final rules that will have significant impact on physician reimbursement, patient safety, and access to care: the 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center (OPPS/ASC) Payment System Final Rule and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule.
ASES and the OrthoPAC Encourage Mark Frankle, MD, Health Care Policy Award Applications
The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), in partnership with the AAOS Orthopaedic Political Action Committee, is seeking applications for the Mark Frankle, MD, Health Care Policy Award, which provides selected ASES fellows unprecedented involvement in federal and state legislative policy.