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Febuary 21, 2017



AAOS Applauds House for Introducing Legislation to Lift Hospital BanEnerg

CMS Proposes Significant Changes to Medicare Standards for Providers and Suppliers of Prosthetics and Custom-Fabricated Orthotics

CMS Nominee Questioned by Senate Finance Committee

AMA Discusses Regulatory Burden

California Orthopaedic Association Produces Two White Papers on Value-Based Reimbursement

Residents! Attend the Orthopaedic PAC Resident Networking Reception at the 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting

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CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Increase Patients’ Health Insurance Choices for 2018

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PAC Participation Leader Board by State

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State PAC Participation Leader Board

Congratulations to the following states for leading in PAC participation throughout the first half of 2015! The interactive map below features each state’s PAC support through September 1, 2016.

If you are interested in serving as a PAC Representative to help champion PAC participation in your state, please contact us at or 202.546.4430.

The top 5 highest percentage of PAC contributors are:

1. Delaware and Puerto Rico – both tied at 60%
2. South Dakota – 49%
3. Arkansas – 39%
4. Hawaii – 36%
5. Georgia – 31%

The top 3 most improved are:

1. South Dakota
2. Arkansas and Delaware (tied)
3. Georgia