News & Updates: April 2022
CON Repeal is NOT a Done Deal!
Refer to the dedicated CON Action Alert you should have received on Friday, April 22 for more information.

Use this link to locate and email your House member: The email will pre-populate with an option to customize the message.

Consider sharing this website with patients, staff members and friends: Coalition To Repeal CON (
The Biden Administration Announces New Actions to Lessen the Burden of Medical Debt and Increase Consumer Protection
The Biden Administration pledged “to hold medical providers and debt collectors accountable for harmful practices” as one of four actions to lessen the burden of Medical Debt and Increase Consumer Protection. Click here to continue reading.
Physicians who embrace transparent pricing and are able to offer lower cost healthcare options in their offices and via Ambulatory Surgery Centers may want to consider how to promote those opportunities in light of this national focus on medical debt. 
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Implementation of No Surprises Act Continues
Upcoming Webinar
BRACE YOURSELF with Compliance Tools for Medicare’s new DME Requirements
When: May 5, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 PM (ET)
Speaker: Vicki Thomas
CMS has updated DME requirements to include face-to-face visits, written orders prior to delivery and pre-authorization. Join us for this nuts-and-bolts workshop style webinar to review the requirements and explore strategies to meet them.
This webinar is sponsored by:
The webinar is a free educational offering for our members.
Please follow the instructions to register for the event.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
University of Cincinnati Research Survey
Take Part in a Research Survey
The University of Cincinnati Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine would like to invite you to participate in a research study looking at the prevalence of mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression among practicing orthopaedic surgeons and orthopaedic surgery residents in training.
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and your response will be completely anonymous. This means that you do not have to participate in this study unless you want to. And you can stop participating at any point in the future.
We are conducting a research study to identify if there are factors limiting physicians from seeking treatment for mental health related concerns.
You are being asked to take part in this research study because you are an orthopaedic surgeon or orthopaedic surgery resident.
The study involves completing survey questions on-line one time that will take about 10-15 minutes to complete.
If you have questions, concerns, complaints and/or suggestions about this research study you may contact the researcher Dr. Dixon at (513) 777-6213.
Learn On Your Schedule
Replay Past Webinars in the Webinar Archive!
Past webinar topics include:
  • ​Good Faith Estimates (GFE) Workshop
  • Making MIPS Work for Orthopaedics
  • ​Short-staffed. Short-tempered. Short-timer.
  • And more!
Member Benefit: Discover OrthoEvidence
Our members receive complimentary access to OrthoEvidence (OE), which is the global online source for high quality and timely orthopaedic-only evidence-based summaries, pre-appraised by orthopaedic medical experts.
Thank You To Our Corporate Partner:
South Carolina Orthopaedic Association