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June 20, 2019

AAOS Opposition Statement to Senate HELP Surprise Billing Proposal

Washington, D.C.— American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) President Kristy L. Weber, MD, released the following opposition statement to the surprise medical bill provisions of the recently released Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 (S.1895) by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee: 

June 12, 2019

AAOS Member Michael Suk, MD, Elected to AMA Board of Trustees

ROSEMONT, Ill(June 12, 2019)—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) member Michael Suk, MD, was elected this week to the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees. Dr. Suk has been involved with the AMA for almost 30 years, having served as an AAOS delegate and current chair of the newly-formed Mobility Caucus, and will further help to represent the orthopaedic specialty in his new role on the board. 

June 11, 2019

Orthopaedic PAC Endorses AAOS Member Manny Sethi, MD, for U.S. Senate

Washington, DC—The Political Action Committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (the Orthopaedic PAC) today formally endorsed fellow member and Nashville orthopaedic trauma surgeon Manny Sethi, MD, for U.S. Senate. Dr. Sethi announced his campaign for the open Tennessee seat on June 3 and is the first top-tier Republican to launch a bid. 

June 06, 2019

Orthopaedic Surgeons on Capitol Hill Advocate for High Quality, Affordable Care

Washington, DC—More than 300 orthopaedic surgeons from around the country are on Capitol Hill today meeting with congressional representatives as part of the 2019 American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC). Attendees are urging policymakers to support legislation that would increase patient choice and access to care, transparency and competition in the health insurance market, and would protect patients from surprise medical bills while preserving a fair playing field for resolving disputes. 

June 05, 2019

Splash safely this summer

ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 5, 2019)–Swimming can be a low-impact, strength building exercise that doubles as fun entertainment under the hot summer sun.  

June 04, 2019

AAOS Commends Passage of Health Disaster Response Bill

Washington, DCThe American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) commends House passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 (PAHPAI, S.1379). The legislation now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law and includes the AAOS-supported MISSION ZERO Act, which allows military trauma surgeons to keep up their skills in civilian trauma centers. 

May 23, 2019

AAOS Encouraged by Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act

Washington, DC— American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) President Kristy L. Weber, MD, today issued the following statement in support of the concepts within a new proposal called the Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act: 

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