Own the Bone Membership Fees

The costs of participating in the program are billed annually. A one-time activation fee is billed upon enrollment along with the prorated annual fee. Health systems enrolling multiple hospitals receive a discount on the annual rate.

Annual Rates

Single Site $2,500/year
System (up to 5 sites) $5,000/year
Critical Access Hospital $500/year


If your hospital or practice is part of an integrated health system already participating in Own the Bone, multi-site discounts are available

Additional system discounts available for enrolling more than 5 sites at one time (less than $1,000/site/year)

Contact ownthebone@aoassn.org to inquire about special discounted pricing

One-time Activation Fee

Hospital or Private Practice $1,000
System (up to 5 sites) $2,000
Critical Access Hospital $500

Why is there an annual subscription fee to participate in the program?

The annual subscription fee paid by participating sites helps to support the costs of hosting and verifying the registry data by an external service provider, and ensures the sustainability of the program.  The yearly fee is not intended to be an obstacle for any hospital interested in implementing Own the Bone and the AOA is active in helping sites to find solutions so that they can use the program.

What does the one-time activation fee include?

A one-time configuration fee covers the costs associated with contract negotiation and site enrollment into the program. Support and enrollment costs include:

  • Registry costs involving the setup fee, site training, and support while entering patients into the registry
  • One-on-one program demonstrations and training webinars and calls with institutions
  • Development/dissemination of informational program materials for new sites
  • Recognition in major national media as a newly enrolled Own the Bone institution
  • Own the Bone staff support during program implementation
  • Legal review and revisions of the Own the Bone Agreement

What does a site receive with the participation fee?

Program benefits include:

  • Monthly Bone Health Bulletin e-newsletter
  • Materials to help introduce Own the Bone to your team
  • Participation in live Own the Bone Orthopaedic Bone Health ECHO sessions
  • Ongoing educational content for your team plus discounted pricing for future symposia and complimentary CME for live and on-demand webinars
  • Access to recorded education on program development and clinical topics
  • Use of online case report forms and quality improvement registry
  • Third party recognition in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals Guidebook
  • Access to the Bone Health Toolkit including best practices
  • User group activities including APP/Coordinator Training Bootcamp and mentorship opportunities
  • Community outreach and public relations templates and resources
  • Customized patient education and care coordination letters
  • On-demand access to your data and benchmarking insights on your compliance against other Own the Bone participating centers
  • Semi-annual data reports

*Prorated annual fee is due at time of enrollment with signed Participating Site Agreement. Fees are billed on an annual basis with payment due January 31st of each year.  To qualify as a system all hospitals must be owned by the same company or parent company.