Orthopaedic Advocacy Week

Shaping Policy through Rulemaking

On Day 3 of Orthopaedic Advocacy Week, AAOS members added their name to letters that were sent  to regulatory agencies following the event. One letter urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to finalize an inflationary physician payment update for 2023, which would stabilize the system until Congress acts to establish a long-term solution. The second letter requested UnitedHealthcare to reconsider its policy on minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion devices.

Payment Policy Changes

OAW_Payment Policy Changes_195x110.jpg

Prior Authorization

OAW_Prior Auth_195x110.jpg

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.