AAOS Now, November 2019
Instagram Chat Group Drives Surprise Billing Awareness with Viral Video
The more I learned about legislation to address surprise billing, the larger the pit in my stomach grew. The name itself was a misnomer. By using “surprise billing legislation” as a cover, insurance companies were trying to further marginalize physicians’ ability to negotiate fair payment for their services.
100-Plus Cosponsors Support Bipartisan Legislation on Surprise Medical Billing
Congress has spent the better part of this year trying to solve the problem of unexpected medical bills for out-of-network care. AAOS-supported legislation achieved an important milestone in mid-October when it surpassed 100 cosponsors in the House of Representatives.
AAOS Veteran Mentors Encourage Participation This Veterans Day
In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons is encouraging members to sign up for its veteran mentorship program through American Corporate Partners.
AAOS Resident Assembly Unveils Health Policy Milestone
The Health Policy Committee of the AAOS Resident Assembly and the AAOS Office of Government Relations recently unveiled the Health Policy Milestones—an online educational program accessible via the learn.aaos.org platform.
Applications Open for 2020 Resident Advocacy Fellowship
The program is designed to encourage participation of orthopaedic residents (post-graduate year-3 or -4) in the national health policy arena and to ultimately further the development of those who are willing to become key members of the AAOS advocacy team. In addition to visiting Washington, D.C., for both the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference and a week at the Office of Government Relations, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in Hill visits, advocacy training, and a fellowship project.