AAOE opposes any attempts to deny medical practices fair reimbursement for services performed.
Workers' compensation laws are created in the state legislatures or by the state workers' compensation boards. Changes to the laws affect how medical practices are reimbursed for workers' compensation claims.
Some states have tried to change workers' compensation claims to a fee-schedule similar to the way the federal Medicare program currently reimburses physicians while other states have attempted to restrict workers' compensation spending.
Many workers' compensation claims are ultimately treated by an orthopaedic surgeon.