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Dear Orthopaedic Colleagues,

As you may know, the MOA had planned a great CME accredited Annual Meeting program that was rescheduled for an in person meeting on September 16, 2020. However, with the
ongoing health risks, social distancing and travel restrictions due to the pandemic, the MOA Board, after careful consideration has cancelled the 2020 Annual Meeting on September 16,
2020.

Given the swift rate of changes, federal and state mandates, and most importantly in the interest of public health and safety, the MOA Board determined that cancellation would be
the cautious and prudent response. We are currently considering other options such as relevant and timely one hour webinar sessions (with possible CME credits) and/or a modified virtual Annual Meeting and will keep you all informed. To this end, we would greatly appreciate your input on what topics you would find helpful/interesting and also if you would attend a virtual modified annual
meeting. Please send your comments via email to Susan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 8606901146. We would welcome your thoughts and feedback. (Please note: If you have already registered and paid, the MOA will refund your registration fee(s) paid. Simply direct your request via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with your full name and mailing address.) 

The MOA has been very active during these stressful, rapidly changing times by providing timely updates, relevant information, and advocating on behalf of all our members and patients. Some of the MOA work is highlighted below. 

  1. Successfully Advocated for Liability Relief.
  2. Urged Governor Baker to Reopen Surgical Procedures in Phase One.
  3. Requested Prior Authorization Extensions for our Previously Scheduled Patients.
  4. Informed Members of Med Mal Premium Credits and Deferments.
  5. Provided Data Sheet for all Telehealth Codes and Policies for ALL Commercial Carriers.
  6. Requested Health Insurers Credit Policy Holders that Have Not Been Able to Obtain Health Care.
  7. Represented the orthopaedic community on weekly calls with the DPH, DOI, CMS and MMS.

If there anything we can do to assist you, your practice and patients, please let us know as we are here as your resource. On behalf of the MOA Board, thank you for your understanding and your support.  Stay safe and be well.

Sincerely,

Walter Stanwood, MD
President

Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association, Inc. • 860-690-1146 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.