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Throughout the year, there are opportunities for AMWA members to advocate on various issues or legislative proposals.

As a constituent, you can find your legislative representative and send an email or call them about a particular issue. Below are issues that AMWA has taken a stand on. We encourage you to contact your presentative and make your voice heard.

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2023 Issues

Osteoporotic Fracture Care - February 2023

Dear Representative (or Senator) [Insert Name]:

My name is [Insert Name, Degrees], and I am writing to ask you to please contact CMS Administrator Brooks-LaSure and urge her to use CMS’ authority to update Medicare payment policies, so that people who suffer osteoporotic fractures get the cost-effective care they need to prevent additional fractures. This will save lives and reduce Medicare costs.

[Insert your perspective based on what you have seen in your practice]

Each year, more than 2 million people on Medicare suffer osteoporotic bone fractures, leading to costly hospitalizations and nursing home care. Total costs are expected to grow to over $90 billion by 2040. Experts agree that many of these costly fractures can be prevented.

Please urge CMS to address the need for better post-fracture care for people with osteoporosis in the next Physician Fee Service rule. Doing so will improve quality of care and can reduce health care disparities, opioid use, and nursing home admissions, all while reducing avoidable medical costs.

Thank you!

2022 Issues

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