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September 19, 2019

Orthopaedic PAC Endorses AAOS Member Al Gross, MD, for U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 19, 2019)—The Political Action Committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (the Orthopaedic PAC) today formally endorsed fellow member and Alaskan orthopaedic surgeon Al Gross, MD, FAAOS, for the U.S. Senate. Dr. Gross, who is running as an Independent, is a lifelong resident of the state and is the second AAOS member running for Congress in 2020 along with Tennessee Senate candidate Manny Sethi, MD, FAAOS 

September 09, 2019

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Join Forces to Create the American Spine Registry

ROSEMONT, Ill. (September 9, 2019)—The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) today announced a new partnership, the American Spine Registry (ASR), which will be jointly owned and developed by both organizations. 

September 06, 2019

Providers to Congress: Protect Patients from Surprise Bills Without Compromising Access to Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 6, 2019) — Some of the nation’s largest and most influential medical organizations have come together to urge key Congressional committees to be mindful of potential unintended consequences that threaten access to care as they develop legislative solutions to protect patients from surprise medical bills. These physician societies—representing more than 300,000 physicians across multiple specialties—have laid out key policy considerations to guide any successful legislation:  

September 03, 2019

Lack of Benefits, Combined with Potential Harm Leads to Evidence Against Laser Spine Surgery

ROSEMONT, Ill. (September 3, 2019)—With one internet search, a patient can find a host of information and marketing materials touting the purported benefits of laser surgery. Since 2011 “laser spine surgery” has become more popular among Google search terms than widely accepted spine techniques such as “minimally invasive spine surgery” or “artificial disk replacement." 

August 29, 2019

Trampoline Safety

ROSEMONT, Ill. (August 29, 2019)–Trampolines can be enjoyable entertainment for children and adults during the summer months. T 

August 19, 2019

Lighten the load this school year

ROSEMONT, Ill. (August 19, 2019)–Parents, teachers and students across the country are in the back-to-school mindset focused on a successful year ahead. 
  

July 10, 2019

AAOS Urges Against Benchmarks, in Support of Arbitration to Resolve Surprise Medical Bills

Washington, D.C.—Ahead of tomorrow’s House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee markup of the “No Surprises Act,” the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) reiterated its strong opposition to using government-set payment benchmarks for handling surprise medical bill disputes. It warned against the economic viability of such an approach—even if they’re tied to the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)—and urged Congress to instead support a fair arbitration process. 

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