TOA is the only organization that focuses 100 percent of its advocacy efforts on issues that affect Texas orthopaedic surgeons and their patients.
Laws and regulations touch every aspect of an orthopaedic practice. As a result, orthopaedic surgeons have no choice but to engage in the public policy process.
Prior Authorization & Texas
Click here to learn more about Texas’s new prior authorization law, which serves as the nation’s model law.
Musculoskeletal Care 101
Click here to view TOA’s primer on the musculoskeletal issues that affect Texas patients
Medicare Cuts & 2022
Congress addressed most of the Medicare cuts that surgeons were facing in 2022. Click here.
Learn more about the public policy issues in Austin and Washington that affect Texas orthopaedic surgeons and their patients.
Click here to learn more about opioids and other prescription drug issues that affect musculoskeletal care.
Texas features the nation’s model out-of-network balance billing law, SB 1264. Click here to learn more about the No Surprises Act.
Click here to learn more about Medicare issues and how they affect musculoskeletal care.
Orthopaedic surgeons are on the sidelines and on the benches in arenas for all of state’s sports teams. Click here to learn more.
From scoliosis to bone density screenings, orthopaedic surgeons are improving musculoskeletal health.
Coordinated Care Models
Click here to learn how orthopaedic surgeons are leading teams in coordinated care models.
The Musculoskeletal System Is Complicated
The musculoskeletal system is complicated, and that is why orthopaedic surgeons must complete four years of medical school and a five-year residency before they are deemed prepared for independent practice.
TOA provides a variety of ways for orthopaedic surgeons to engage in the public policy process.
Learn About Emerging Issues Through TOA’s E-mail Newsletters & Updates
TOA members receive regular e-mail updates that cover emerging issues. TOA uses the updates as a tool to educate TOA members about the issues that affect their practices and patients.
Build Relationships With Your State and Federal Lawmakers
When lawmakers vote on issues that affect musculoskeletal care, TOA hopes that they will turn to orthopaedic surgeons in their districts for input. TOA encourages orthopaedic surgeons to build relationships with their lawmakers and aides.
Visit Austin and Washington, DC
Over a dozen Texas orthopaedic surgeons and residents visit Washington, DC, every September to advocate on behalf of Texas orthopaedic surgeons and their patients.
Residents: Developing Future Advocates
TOA is building the future of orthopaedics in Texas by sponsoring the travel for several Texas orthopaedic residents to visit Capitol Hill in Washington every year.