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TOA is the Voice of Orthopaedics in Texas!

TOA: The Voice of Orthopaedic Surgeons
TOA serves as the stakeholder for Texas orthopaedic surgeons.  Click here to learn more.


AAOS Board of Councilors
Five Texas orthopaedic surgeons represent our grassroots voice.  Click here to learn more.



Why Engage?
Laws and regulations touch every aspect of an orthopaedic practice. Therefore, orthopaedic surgeons have no choice but to engage in the public policy process.  Click here to learn more.

Affordable Care Act
Click here to learn more about the Affordable Care Act.




Allied Health Providers
Physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers, orthotists, and more. Click here to learn more.


Ambulatory Surgery Centers
ASCs provide safe and same-day care in patients’ communities. Click here to learn more.


Bundled Payments
Orthopaedic surgeons lead every aspect of patient’s episode of care in Medicare’s bundled payment models. Click here to learn more.

Commercial Insurance
From network to out-of-network issues, TOA works on all of these issues in Austin. Click here to learn more.


Informed Consent

The Texas Medical Disclosure Panel periodically updates the required disclosure of risks and hazards for certain procedures. Click here to learn more.

Click here to learn more about Medicaid and orthopaedics.




Medicare’s annual rule proposals for payment policies have a significant effect on how orthopaedic care is delivered in the United States. Click here to learn more.

Physician-Owned Hospitals
Physician-owned hospitals are innovative facilities that put physicians in control of a hospital’s operations. Click here to learn more.


Prescription Drugs and Biologics
TOA members can click here to follow prescription drug issues.  TOA is responding to the opioid epidemic. Click here to learn more.


Public Health
Scoliosis is one of the many public health issues related to musculoskeletal care that TOA addresses. Click here to learn more.

Quality Outcomes
Texas became the first state in the nation to pass a law related to patient-reported outcomes. Click here to learn more.


Scope of Practice
Some scope of practice expansions by non-physicians are inappropriate and do not protect patients. Click here to learn more.

Sports Medicine
From rodeo to ballet to football, orthopaedic surgeons serve as the team physicians for our favorite athletic teams. Click here to learn more.


The Texas Department of State Health Services is in the process of re-writing its trauma rules in 2019 and 2020. Click here to learn more.


Workers’ Compensation
It is critical to ensure that injured workers receive the best care possible, and it is only possible through a strong network of orthopaedic surgeons. Click here to learn more.