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Information for Congressional Offices

Welcome to the AAOE's site for Congressional offices. Below, visitors will find links to the policy priorities of the AAOE as well as information about the AAOE and its membership. Visitors to this page are encouraged to contact AAOE Manager, Data Solutions & Government Affairs Bradley Coffey, at or 317-749-0629 with any questions regarding the material presented.


About AAOE  Founded in 1969, AAOE is the premier practice management association serving the orthopedic community. Members include orthopedic practice executives, administrators, physicians, and their staff. AAOE is dedicated to providing the orthopedic community with education, community, and resources to set the standard of professional knowledge and industry insight. 
About the Membership of AAOE
  • 1,500 members representing more than 900 practices and approximately 15,000 physicians.
  • 18% of members hold a graduate or professional degree.*
  • 29% of members hold a professional certification.*
  • Members in 49 states and one territory with the largest concentration of members on the eastern coast of the United States.
  • Average years of experience in orthopedic practice management: 12.4 years.+


Position Statements
Cuts to Computed Radiography
September 2017
TJA in Outpatient Settings
September 2017
Physician-Owned Hospitals
September 2017
Malpractice Reform September 2017
Innovation in Total Joint Care March 2018
Protect In-Office Ancillary Services March 2018 
Physician-Led Payment Reforms
March 2018
Stark Law Reforms March 2018
Interoperability of Electronic Health Records March 2018
Pre-Existing Conditions
March 2018
Replacing the Merit-based Incentive Payment System March 2018
Competition in Healthcare May 2018
Telemedicine May 2018
Opioid Drug Use, Misuse, and Abuse
May 2018
Bone Densitometry Testing
May 2018
Value-Based Payment Model Design July 2018


Computed Radiography Cuts Updated
AAOE Study November 2016
CR Infographic November 2016
AAOE-AAOS Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee January 2017


The Quality Payment Program  Updated
QPP Year 2 Guidance November 2017
QPP Years 1 and 2 Comparison November 2017
QPP Year 1 Guidance November 2016


* This number is based on AAOE data of those members who have self identified as holding a graduate or professional degree and/or a professional certification.

+ This number is based on AAOE data of those members who have voluntarily disclosed the number of years they have been in orthopedic practice management.

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