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AAOE does business on The Hill

We impact the health and wellness of millions of Americans each year. Join your fellow orthopaedic practice executives for a day on Capitol Hill this fall promoting the role of orthopaedic practice executives in the federal policymaking process.

You're invited: 2018 AAOE Capitol Hill Day!

When:     September 10-11, 2018 
Where:   Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill (Reservation link will be emailed in confirmation email) 
Who:    Members of the orthopaedic community 
The Issues:   

Innovation in Total Joint Care

Value-Based Payment Model Design

Bone Densitometry Testing

Physician-Owned Hospital Ban



We’ll be working to promote equitable competition in the healthcare marketplace by advocating for issues like performing total knee and upper extremity joint replacements in ambulatory surgery centers, increasing reimbursement for bone density scans performed in a physician’s office, and other issues that will improve competition and reduce the administrative burden of running an orthopaedic practice.

Share your perspectives. Meet and talk with elected officials and federal staffers about the opportunities and challenges you face in your practice.

  • You don't have to be an experienced advocate to participate!
  • Just share your story and the stories of others in the orthopaedic community.
  • AAOE will provide you with key talking points and training. We'll help ensure your visit is successful!
  • Appointments with Congressional members and staff will be arranged for you.

Make a positive impact on the profession and your patients. The cost is $300 and registration is now open. Scholarships are available to members to help defray costs. Check out our 2018 Justification Toolkit to help make the case for support of travel, funding, and time off. 

Questions? Check out the Capitol Hill Day FAQ.


The Time to Advocate is Now!

Your participation in AAOE's Capitol Hill Day matters! Learn more in the short video below (turn on closed captioning to watch with sound off).




 Monday, September 10  
  4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT           Check-in
  5:00 pm EDT - 6:30 pm EDT Attendee Reception
  6:30 pm EDT Dinner
 Tuesday, September 11  
  7:00 am EDT - 8:00 am EDT Breakfast
  8:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT Capitol Hill Visits


Attendees are encouraged to arrive in DC Monday afternoon to check-in and enjoy the attendee reception. Attendees are welcome to depart from DC after their last meeting on Tuesday. All meetings will end by 5:00 pm EDT. Due to security at the three major airports in the District, we recommend arriving at the airport two hours prior to flight departure.

Travel and Lodging

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C., USA, 20001


Check out our educational content from 2017!

The links below will take you to the saved webinars to view at your leisure:

Webinar 1: Navigating Capitol Hill

Webinar 2: The Issues

Thank you to our Supporters*




*Support from these organizations has lowered the cost of attendance to attendees. If your practice would like to help defray the cost of attendance to increase our presence on Capitol Hill, please submit a pledge form here.



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