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AAOS Advocacy Podcast

Conversations on health policy issues affecting musculoskeletal care.

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#38 Physicians in Congress on the Future of Healthcare

This episode features a conversation with two physician members of Congress: U.S. Representatives Larry Bucshon, MD (IN-08), who spent 15 years in the private sector as a cardiothoracic surgeon, and Greg Murphy, MD (NC-03) who is a practicing urologist. They discuss how the Healthy Future Task Force is tackling policy problems in the 118th Congress and what's on the agenda for the Doctor/Patient Relationship Subcommittee, designed to empower Americans to have a personalized health care plan. Guests: U.S. Representatives Larry Bucshon, MD (IN-08) and Greg Murphy, MD (NC-03) Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council
January 31, 2023

#37 Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick: From Orthopaedic Surgeon to State Senator

A myriad of important health policy decisions impacting orthopaedic surgery are made at the state-level, including health insurance regulation, certificate-of-need and scope of practice issues, to name only a few. In this episode, orthopaedic hand surgeon and Georgia State Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, MD, FAAOS shares her perspective on state advocacy, the importance of being engaged on state issues, and the recently passed legislation to reform prior authorization.  Guest: The Honorable Kay Kirkpatrick, MD, FAAOS, Senator, Georgia State Senate Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair
December 20, 2022

#36 Election Recap and the Lame Duck Congress

Following the 2022 midterm election, AAOS political experts recap how candidates supported by the Orthopaedic PAC fared, as well as the new physician leaders elected to Congress. They explain the importance of the lame duck session and how Congress has the opportunity to pass two bills before the end of the year that are critically important to the musculoskeletal community. Resources Pre-election podcast episode: aaos.org/publications/the-bone-beat-orthopaedic-podcast-channel/the-bone-beat-advocacy-podcast/episode-35/ AAOS Advocacy Action Center: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/advocacy-action-center Episode on 2023 payment policy changes: aaos.org/publications/the-bone-beat-orthopaedic-podcast-channel/the-bone-beat-advocacy-podcast/episode-34/ Guests: Catherine Hayes, AAOS Senior Legislative Director; Brittany Starr, AAOS Senior Political Director Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair
November 30, 2022

#35 Election Countdown with the Orthopaedic PAC

In this episode recorded just weeks out from the 2022 midterm election, AAOS’ Senior Political Director breaks down the physicians currently in Congress, those at risk for re-election, and new candidates vying for office. They explain the importance of physician representation at the federal level for key decision-making as well as civic engagement for the future of the profession.Joint Policy Card for 117th Congress: https://indd.adobe.com/view/b5a3dd6d-255c-43d0-8fa8-0da782d4b906 More about the AAOS PAC: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/pac/ Guest: Brittany Starr, AAOS Senior Political Director Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair
October 25, 2022

#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: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/advocacy-action-center/payment-policy-changes/ Episode 23 - Economic Effects of Medicare Pay Cuts (recorded Oct. 2021): https://www.aaos.org/publications/the-bone-beat-orthopaedic-podcast-channel/the-bone-beat-advocacy-podcast/episode-23/ Special Episode - Impact of Payment Policy Changes (recorded Sept. 2020): https://www.aaos.org/publications/the-bone-beat-orthopaedic-podcast-channel/the-bone-beat-advocacy-podcast/episode-9/
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: https://www.aaos.org/globalassets/advocacy/2022-unified-advocacy-agenda.pdf Learn more about the AAOS Advisor’s Circle: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/pac/donate-to-the-orthopaedic-pac/advisors-circle/ Visit the AAOS Advocacy Action Center: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/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

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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