2023 Year in Review: Advocacy

Advocacy Highlights

Significant Progress Reforming Prior Authorization
Both Congress and regulatory agencies prioritized policymaking to streamline prior authorization and exempt physicians with high approval ratings.


Members Advocated for Policy Priorities During Events & Meetings
The 2023 Combined NOLC/Fall Meeting in Washington, DC as well as the 2023 Orthopaedic Advocacy Week provided opportunities for advocating for patient care and physicians' practices.

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Worked Towards Medicare Payment Reform and Reimbursement Changes
Saw significant progress on Medicare Payment reform legislation, established a new coverage pathway for THA and TKA pre-op, and proposed condition-based reimbursement model.


Supported Members of Congress Who Champion MSK Issues
The Orthopaedic PAC raised $1.6M and disbursed more than $950K to candidates and members of Congress who will champion musculoskeletal care.

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