What does Virginia Orthopaedic Society Advocacy do for you?

  • Represents orthopaedic surgeons and your patients at the Virginia General Assembly and Regulatory Agencies
  • Advances Certificate of Public Need (COPN) reforms to improve orthopaedists’ ability to bring new services and technologies to patients
  • Fights for fair reimbursement and rules for orthopaedic care provided to workers compensation patients
  • Advocates for reasonable rules to combat opioid and pain medication misuse and addiction
  • Defends orthopaedic practices’ right to provide physical therapy and other ancillary services
  • Maintains safe scope of practice limits on physical therapy, chiropractic, and podiatry
  • Promotes “fair business practices” for the insurance industry
  • Recommends orthopaedists for appointments to key commissions and public workgroups
  • Protects Medicaid reimbursement rates to maintain access to services
  • Successfully pursues AAOS grants for advocacy programs
  • Recognizes legislators through VOS “Legislator of the Year” award
  • Supports Virginia candidates through ORTHO-PAC

Archived News

  • VOS along with MSV files Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court of Virginia
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