AAHKS Writes Congress Regarding Surprise Billing

AAHKS joined the American Medical Association and more than 100 specialty and state medical societies in sending letters to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives regarding surprise billing. The letters call for legislation not to “create new imbalances in the...

AAHKS Comments on CMS OPPS and PFS Proposed Rules

Last week, AAHKS sent our comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on two proposed rules for calendar year 2020. The proposed changes to the CMS Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment Systems included...

Second AAOS Member Runs for US Senate

The Political Action Committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Orthopaedic PAC) 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...

AAHKS Signs Prior Authorization Letter to CMS

AAHKS joined more than 100 specialty, state and other health care organizations in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Seema Verma, regarding the use of prior authorization (PA). The letter shares our concerns with...

AAHKS Supports MA Prior Authorization Standardization

AAHKS joined more than 360 specialty and state societies, as well as other patient, physician and health care professional associations and stakeholders, to write to Congress in support of the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107). The Act,...
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