Orthopaedic Advocacy Week

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Shaping Policy through Rulemaking

On day three of Orthopaedic Advocacy Week, 358 AAOS members added their name to an AAOS-led letter which was sent to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services following the event. The letter urged the agency to...

1. Finalize prior authorization changes in Medicare Advantage plans that will help ensure timely access to care

2. Make lasting changes to Medicare's physician reimbursement system that will ensure continued stability for physicians and patients

3. Rescind the proposed G2211 add-on code for Jan. 1 2024 which contributes to an across-the-board cut to the conversion factor


More on Rulemaking

Though less visible than negotiations and headlines from Capitol Hill, the policy decisions which impact the day-to-day practice of orthopaedic surgery often come in the form of rulemaking by agencies and entities beyond the scope of elected officials. By adding your name to letters that will be sent to these behind-the-scenes policymakers, or weighing in on proposed policy changes, you can help highlight the essential role physicians play in administering care with attention to quality and value.