TOA Leadership Zoom – Thursday, September 3


TOA Leadership Council Zoom

Thursday, September 3 | 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CDT



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Legislative Issues First (Decisions to Consider)

  • Scope of Practice
  • Workers’ Comp
  • Personal Injury Work
  • Opioids
  • Commerical Insurance
  • Medicaid Coverage

Washington, DC

  • Review of TOA’s recent work.
  • Click here for a sample of TOA’s “leave behind” for each member of Congress.

Messaging – Telling the Orthopaedic Story

  • PR campaign regarding how to determine quality.
  • Targets: employers and patients.
  • UT Dell’s residency program would like to participate (third year resident project).

Texas Orthopaedic Residents

  • Some programs want another MS-4 Zoom with TOA. (Other programs don’t want one.)
  • TOA “Resident Assembly” – Do we have TOA members who would like to do Zooms to talk to residents about their futures and the business of orthopaedics? (There is an interest.)
  • We created TOA’s resident database for future career opportunities.  If you are thinking about hiring soon, please engage the residents who posted their future career plans.

Future TOA Conferences

  • AT&T Conference Center has agreed to eliminate TOA’s February 2021 meeting in exchange for TOA booking April 2022. TOA will sign that contract soon.
  • TOA will wait to watch the pandemic. Once things appear to be “clear,” TOA will book a low-risk, scaled-back meeting at a resort such as Horseshoe Bay in summer/fall 2021. If only a few dozen attend, then it will be a success.
  • To account for a lack of sponsor support in 2021, TOA will create a “Circle of Champions” that will support TOA whether there is a meeting or no meeting. See slides for details.

Background Material

Click here for potential personal injury legislation in 2021:
P&I bill draft 03-12-20

Click here to view the six-month report of Texas’ new arbitration/surprise billing law.

Click here to view the stakeholder letter to CMS regarding physician-owned hospitals:
POH – Comment Ltr 2021 OPPS CMS POH HMF – Group Ltr

Click here for the POH fact sheet:

Zoom Details

Topic: TOA Leadership Council Zoom
Time: Sep 3, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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