AAHKS Returns to Capitol for AAOS NOLC

by Stephen M. Engstrom, MD 2018-2019 AAHKS Health Policy Fellow This week, AAHKS members and staff returned to Washington, D.C. as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) to meet with members of...

AAHKS Signs on to Letter Re: APRN Compact

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact (APRN Compact), a product of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), creates a multistate license for all four types of APRNs that threatens to undermine state scope of practice laws. Specifically, the...

Update on Federal Opioid Policy

There are recent developments in federal actions related to prevention, treatment and enforcement related to opioid addiction in the U.S. A report from the AAHKS advocacy partner, Epstein Becker & Green, provides details on: The 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act...

MedPAC Recommends MIPS Elimination – FAQ

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently published its semiannual report to Congress, which includes a recommendation to eliminate the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). While MedPAC has recommended the elimination of MIPS on more than one...
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