AAOS Now, February 2020
AAOS Office of Government Relations Introduces 2020 Resident Advocacy Fellows
The AAOS Office of Government Relations (OGR) is proud to introduce its 2020 Resident Advocacy Fellows: Carl L. Herndon, MD, and Kacy Peek, MD.
From the Ground Up: Growing the AAOS Grassroots Program
Grassroots is broadly defined as the voices of many on the ground level, aggregated together and elevated to those in leadership and decision-making positions. In the field of advocacy, grassroots is a concept that is frequently employed but not always fully understood.
An Update from the Mobility Caucus Following AMA Interim Meeting
The American Medical Association (AMA) 2019 Interim Meeting, held Nov. 14–16, 2019, was the second of two annual meetings where the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) deliberated policy positions for subsequent advocacy activities. For policy-making bodies, including Congress and other stakeholders, the AMA continues to be seen as the voice of medicine, and continued active participation by AAOS remains important to ensure that the perspectives of orthopaedic surgeons inform AMA’s message.
Price Transparency Garners New Attention from the Administration
President Donald J. Trump announced a proposed rule on price transparency on Nov. 15, 2019, that would require commercial health plans and issuers to provide beneficiaries access to a free website listing cost-sharing information available for medical equipment and services.