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Advocacy Now Archive

Advocacy Now is a bi-weekly publication produced by the AAOS Office of Government Relations to keep you on top of important legislative and regulatory issues. Questions or concerns can be emailed to dc@aaos.org.

May 17, 2021: Get Ready For Orthopaedic Advocacy Week, Legislation Introduced to Reform Prior Authorization

April 15, 2021: The Bone Beat Podcast: Policy in Practice, Save the Date for Orthopaedic Advocacy Week.

April 1, 2021: Surpise Billing Prinicples, PAC Newsletter

March 18, 2021: The Bone Beat Podcast: Episode Library, Looming Medicare Cuts, $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill

March 4, 2021: The Bone Beat Podcast: Partisanship and Public Health in the New Administration, New Patient Advocacy Program, COVID-Relief Bill

February 18, 2021: Coalition Urges Congress to Extend Moratorium on Medicare Sequester Cuts, 2020 Orthopaedic PAC Residency Challenge

February 4, 2021: The Bone Beat Podcast: Repeal of Antitrust Exemption for Health Insurers, Applications Open for State Orthopaedic Society Health Policy Action Fund.

January 22, 2021: Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, 2021 Unified Advocacy Agenda, New Administration Issues Healthcare Executive Orders

January 7, 2021: The Bone Beat Podcast: Shaping Health Policy During the Coronavirus Pandemic, AAOS Supports Coronavirus Vaccine

December 17, 2020: Payment Policy Changes, CMS Proposes New Rules to Address Prior Authorization 

December 3, 2020: Final Opportunity to Prevent Scheduled 2021 Medicare Cuts, 2020 Orthopaedic PAC State Participation Challenge 

November 6, 2020: The Bone Beat Podcast: Why the Election Matters for MSK Care, Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technlogy

October 8, 2020: The Bone Beat Podcast: Elimination of IPO and Shift to Outpatient Setting, Registry Program Partners with CMS on Bundled Payment Model 

September 24, 2020: Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, Get Out The Vote, Changes to Medicare Loans

September 10, 2020: The Bone Beat Podcast: Impact on Payment Policy Changes, Recap of In-District Advocacy Event, New Code Created for COVID-19 Practice Expenses 

August 26, 2020: Last Week of In-District Advocacy Event, Provider Relief Funds, Action Alert: Protect Access to Specialty Care

August 11, 2020: Member Poll: Alternative Payment Models, August In-District Advocacy Event, Payment Policy Proposals

July 28, 2020: Fourth COVID-19 Package, Administration Extends Public Health Emergency

July 14, 2020: Additional relief funds; Comments on IPPS, 4th COVID package, UHC imaging policy

June 30, 2020: CAAP Program, Misvalued codes, CJR comments, QPP flexibilities, Upcoming webinar

June 16, 2020: New position statement, Prior authorization reform, Targeted relief, AMA meeting

June 2, 2020: Liability bill, COVID support programs, Prior authorization, Medicare Advantage

May 19, 2020: HEROES Act, Practices receive relief funds, IPPS proposed rule, Buehler primary

May 5, 2020: Fourth relief package, More regulatory changes, Pending medical liability reform

April 21, 2020: Resuming elective surgery, Advocacy for relief programs, OrthoPAC annual report

April 7, 2020: AAOS COVID-19 webinar, Advocacy poll, Small business relief, Regulatory changes

March 24, 2020: SPECIAL EDITION: Advocacy news and information related to the COVID-19 pandemic

March 10, 2020: Interoperability changes, PRORP push, CJR statement, Biological product update

February 25, 2020: Extension for CJR model, Advocacy action alert, New resident advocacy fellows

February 11, 2020: Medicare Advantage changes, Surprise billing debate, Price transparency comments

January 28, 2020: Scope of practice, PRORP funding, Acupuncture coverage, Surprise billing reform

January 14, 2020: Shoulder code update, Scope of practice, AUC program, Health Care Policy Award

Decmber 20, 2019: Price transparency survey, Surprise billing delay, Health priorities in approps.

December 10, 2019: Surprise billing agreement, BPCI Advanced, Health Policy Milestones, REDI Act 

November 26, 2019: Biologics investment, Price transparency rules, Appropriations, POH bill

November 12, 2019: CMS final rules, 21st Century Cures, AAOS-ACP veteran mentorship program.

October 29, 2019: Surprise billing, Appropriate use criteria, Sethi fundraiser, Resident fellows

October 15, 2019: Stark reform, Global codes, Executive Order, Resident Advocacy Fellowship

October 1, 2019: Proposed rule comments, Burden reduction, Congressional football, PAC endorsement

September 17, 2019: Surprise billing, Prior auth., Physician-owned hospitals

September 3, 2019: Patient labeling, Analgesic drugs, Proposed rule feedback

August 20, 2019: Global codes, Reducing burden, IPPS, Acupuncture

August 6, 2019: Proposed rules, Stem cells, PAC call with Rep. Roe

July 23, 2019: Surprise billing, Medical liability, Stark reform, OrthoPAC Squad

July 9, 2019: Executive Order; Fragility Fracture Alliance

June 25, 2019: Action Alert, AAOS Member Elected to AMA Board

June 11, 2019: NOLC Recap, Health Disaster Response Bill Passes