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

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

April 30, 2019: Interoperability Updates; Health Disparities Podcast

April 16, 2019: PRORP, Surprise Bills, Stark Reform

April 2, 2019: Pain Management Report, Advocacy Opportunities

March 21, 2019: Special Edition: 2019 Annual Meeting Recap

March 5, 2019: Annual Meeting, BPCI-A Changes

February 19, 2019:Narrow Networks, HIPAA Clarity

February 5, 2019: Drug Pricing, New Part D Model

January 22, 2019: Hospital Competition Bill, Surprise Billing

January 8, 2019: Gov. Shutdown, FDA Warning