Texas Orthopaedic Assn – 2020 Advocacy Issues


Texas Orthopaedic Association
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Texas-Specific Musculoskeletal Issues for Congress

Proposed Medicare Cuts for Orthopaedics & Other Surgeons
Medicare proposed 5 percent payment cuts for orthopaedics and cuts for other surgeons
in is 2021 proposed Physician Fee Schedule payment rule, which was released in early August.
Click here to learn more.
Prior Authorization Reform
H.R. 3107 – Reform the burdensome prior authorization process. Click here to learn more.
Physician-Owned Hospitals
H.R. 7168/S. 3547 – Repeal the moratorium on physician-owned hospitals. Click here to learn more.
Surprise Billing
Arbitration – The Texas Legislature’s solution. Click here to read the Texas Department of Insurance’s July 2020 report on the first six months of arbitration in Texas. The 2019 Texas Legislature ended surprise billing and replaced it with an arbitration system that has removed the patient from the process.AAOS supports H.R. 3502 at the federal level.
Medical Liability Reform: Protect Physicians & Other Health Care Workers During the Pandemic
H.R. 7059 – AAOS supports the Coronavirus Provider Protection Act. Click here to learn more.