AAOS Advocacy Podcast

AAOS Advocacy Podcast

Conversations on health policy issues affecting musculoskeletal care.

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#34 Payment Changes Proposed for 2023

In this episode, advocacy leaders from the AAOS review proposed payment policy changes for 2023 in the inpatient and outpatient setting including ongoing cuts to reimbursement in the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. They summarize each of the three regulatory rules, highlight changes specific to musculoskeletal care, then discuss the careful balance between stabilizing the system in the short-term while working towards a permanent fix that addresses growing health care costs and incentivizes value-based care.  Guest: Karl Koenig (Texas), MD, FAAOS, Chair, AAOS Health Care Systems Committee Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council Notes: Issue page in the AAOS Advocacy Action Center: Episode 23 - Economic Effects of Medicare Pay Cuts (recorded Oct. 2021): Special Episode - Impact of Payment Policy Changes (recorded Sept. 2020):
September 27, 2022

#33 Unity in Orthopaedic Advocacy

AAOS is the leading voice on musculoskeletal health. But its voice is only as strong as its members are unified, argues a former AAOS president. This episode explains why it is critical for all orthopaedic surgeons—regardless of their location, speciality, or political ideology—to come together under the umbrella of AAOS and with one "ortho-partisan" agenda when it comes to advocacy. View the 2022 Unified Advocacy Agenda: Learn more about the AAOS Advisor’s Circle: Visit the AAOS Advocacy Action Center:  Guest: Gerald R. Williams, Jr., MD, FAAOS (Pennsylvania), Former AAOS President Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair
August 16, 2022

#32 Preventing Violence in the Healthcare Workplace

Workplace violence in the healthcare setting occurs four times more often than in the average workplace and recently claimed the life of an orthopaedic surgeon in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This episode features a conversation with two AAOS leaders working to make a difference: one who chairs AAOS’ Patient Safety Committee and the other who is a sworn police officer. They share a dialogue around the surge in assault and violence, legislation moving through Congress to address the behavior, and practical tools to mitigate risks both at the individual physician and clinic level. More on AAOS advocacy to protect healthcare professionals: More on the 2022 Orthopaedic Advocacy Week:  Guests: Julie Samora (Ohio), MD, FAAOS, Chair, AAOS Patient Safety Committee; Alfonso Mejia (Illinois), MD, FAAOS, Secretary, BOC Host: Douglas Lundy (Georgia), MD, MBA, FAAOS, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council
July 19, 2022

#31 Orthopaedic Registry Value and Advocacy in the U.S.

AAOS Advocacy extends beyond the halls of Capitol Hill to ensure that quality initiatives continue to improve patient outcomes and reduce administrative burden. In this episode, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair and podcast host Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS sits down with James Huddleston III, MD, FAAOS Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford Hospital to discuss the role that advocacy has in advancing the quality of musculoskeletal care through the AAOS family of registries. More on the AAOS Registry Program: Guest: James Huddleston III, MD, FAAOS, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford Hospital Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair
June 21, 2022

#30 Running for Congress as an Orthopaedic Surgeon

In this episode, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair and podcast host Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS sits down with Al Olszewski, MD, FAAOS (R-MT) to discuss his 2022 campaign for Congress. They discuss Dr. Al’s path to politics, why it’s important for orthopaedic surgeons to be involved politically, and how politicians can work together in the best interest of patients. Dr. Al's primary is on June 7. Additional links and resources:  AAOS Now Article about Dr. Olszewski’s Campaign: AAOS Press Release Endorsement of Dr. Olszewski: AAOS OrthoPAC: Guest: Al Olszewski, MD, FAAOS, Candidate for U.S. Congress Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair
May 17, 2022

#29 Consolidation Part III: Impact of Consolidation on Musculoskeletal Care

In this episode, Dr. Lundy interviews three AAOS members who have different perspectives on the role of consolidation in the advancement of musculoskeletal care. Listeners will hear from them on the pros and cons of consolidation and learn more about how consolidation will influence future trends in the practice of orthopaedic surgery.  Additional links and resources: Podcast episode on "Repeal of Antitrust Exemption for Health Insurers": FAQ on consolidation: AAOS Advocacy Action Center: Guests: James W. Barber, M.D., Southeastern Orthopaedics; Frederic E. Liss, M.D., Rothman Orthopaedic Institute; Ronald A. Navarro, M.D., Kaiser Permanente  Host: Douglas Lundy, M.D., MBA, FAAOS, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair
April 19, 2022

AAOS Advocacy Podcast

The AAOS Advocacy Podcast covers the latest health policy issues affecting musculoskeletal health. Each episode features expert insights on the changing landscape of orthopaedics and advocacy efforts to advance quality and access to care. Part of “The Bone Beat” orthopaedic podcast channel.
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Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS

Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS

Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, is a trauma surgeon at Resurgens Orthopaedics in Atlanta and is the chair of the AAOS Advocacy Council.

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