Advocacy Now

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

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

May 28, 2019: NOLC Preview, Action on Physician-Owned Hospitals

May 14, 2019: Final Pain Management Report, CON Repeal