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AAOS Advocacy Podcast

AAOS Advocacy Podcast

Conversations on health policy issues affecting musculoskeletal care.

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#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: https://www.aaos.org/registries 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: https://www.aaos.org/aaosnow/2022/mar/advocacy/advocacy01/ AAOS Press Release Endorsement of Dr. Olszewski: https://www.aaos.org/aaos-home/newsroom/press-releases/orthopaedic-pac-endorses-aaos-member-al-olszewski-md-faaos-for-congress/ AAOS OrthoPAC: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/pac/ 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": https://www.aaos.org/publications/the-bone-beat-orthopaedic-podcast-channel/the-bone-beat-advocacy-podcast/episode-15/ FAQ on consolidation: https://www.aaos.org/globalassets/advocacy/issues/faqs-on-hospital-consolidation.pdf AAOS Advocacy Action Center: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/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

#28 Consolidation Part II: Federal and Industry Response

This second episode in our series on consolidation in healthcare centers around the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) role of enforcing the nation's antitrust laws and ensuring competition within the industry. Special guest Mark D. Seidman, Assistant Director for the Mergers IV Division at the FTC, explains how the agency investigates mergers and their impact on the future of healthcare delivery.  Guest: Mark D. Seidman, Assistant Director for the Mergers IV Division at the Federal Trade Commission Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair 
March 15, 2022

#27 Consolidation in Healthcare: Trends, Impact & Outlook

The consolidation of hospitals, practices, and the healthcare market in general is a hot button issue which remains ever-present for orthopaedic surgeons. AAOS Advocacy Council Chair and podcast host Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS explores the trend and its impact on musculoskeletal care from various angles in this three-part series. In Part 1 with health policy analyst Brian Miller, MD, MBA, MPH, they identify the pros and cons of consolidation and how the federal government is handling potential downsides.  Additional links and resources:  Health Affairs article on the topic from Drs. Brian Miller, MD, MBA, MPH, and James Ficke, MD, FAAOS: https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/forefront.20210408.980640/full/ Podcast episode on “Lifting Restrictions on Physician-Owned Hospitals”: https://www.aaos.org/publications/the-bone-beat-orthopaedic-podcast-channel/the-bone-beat-advocacy-podcast/episode-7/ AAOS Advocacy Action Center: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/advocacy-action-center/ Guest: Brian Miller, MD, MBA, MPH, Hospitalist and Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair 
February 15, 2022

#26 Physician Advocacy for Patients with Insurers

Insurer influence on the practice of orthopaedic surgery continues to increase. The implementation of the No Surprises Act on Jan. 1, along with the ongoing administrative burden and delayed patient care caused by prior authorization requirements, will bring additional challenges to both physicians and patients in the year ahead. In this episode, Tony DaRe from the national employee benefits consulting firm BSI Corporate Benefits discusses the ways in which orthopaedic surgeons can advocate for and with their patients to overcome insurer challenges and improve the system. Learn more about BSI Corporate Benefits: https://bsicorporate.com/about-us/ Guest: Tony DaRe, CEO and Agency Principal at BSI Corporate Benefits Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair
January 18, 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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