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AAOS Advocacy Podcast

AAOS Advocacy Podcast

Conversations on health policy issues affecting musculoskeletal care.

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#21 Physician Mental Health: Conversations with Congress, Part 3

This final episode of the three-part series for AAOS’ Orthopaedic Advocacy Week discusses reducing and preventing physician mental health issues. Following the moving story of Dr. Lorna Breen, an emergency physician who died by suicide while working on the front lines of the pandemic, the conversation features powerful perspectives on breaking down the stigma and increasing access to treatment—starting with passage of the legislation named in her honor, the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act. (Rep. Susan Wild interview recorded on 7/14 and Corey Feist interview recorded on 7/27) Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation AAOS advocacy on physician mental health Hosted by: Kristen Coultas, AAOS Advocacy Communications Director and Jennifer Weiss, MD, FAAOS, Chair, AAOS Communications Committee
August 3, 2021

#20 Telemedicine after COVID: Conversations with Congress, Part 2

This part two episode of a three-part series for AAOS’ Orthopaedic Advocacy Week focuses on ensuring that flexibilities for valuable telemedicine services remain post-pandemic. Adam S. Levin, MD, FAAOS, who helped rapidly introduce a robust telemedicine program for the Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic Department during a five-day period, interviews U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) on his recently introduced Telehealth Modernization Act. Learn more at AAOS.org Hosted by: Adam S. Levin, MD, FAAOS, Johns Hopkins Hospital
June 29, 2021

#19 Prior Authorization Reform: Conversations with Congress, Part 1

This part one episode of a three-part series on the issues AAOS is raising during Orthopaedic Advocacy Week focuses on prior authorization reform. In interviews with the original co-sponsors of the “Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act,” we discuss how the bipartisan, bicameral legislation will help protect patients from unnecessary delays in care by streamlining and standardizing prior authorization in the Medicare Advantage program. Learn more at AAOS. Hosted by: Kristen Coultas, AAOS Advocacy Communications Director
May 25, 2021

#18 Save the Date for Orthopaedic Advocacy Week

AAOS President Daniel K. Guy, MD, FAAOS, extends a special invitation for members to participate in Orthopaedic Advocacy Week May 24-28, 2021. He explains how the new, completely virtual event is different from previous advocacy opportunities, what issues orthopaedic surgeons will raise with lawmakers, and why individual participation is “paramount” for amplifying year-long advocacy efforts on healthcare policy issues impacting musculoskeletal care. Learn more and sign up for the event. Hosted by: Kristen Coultas, AAOS Advocacy Communications Director and Cavan Jones, AAOS Government Relations Director
April 27, 2021

#17 Policy in Practice: Threats to Orthopaedics in 2021

Prior authorization paperwork, insurance battles over setting of care, and EHR documentation challenges are just a few of the many ways that government policies can stand in the way of patient care. In this episode with new AAOS Advocacy Council Chair Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, we discuss the threats we’re fighting in 2021 and how these rules and regulations impact orthopaedic surgery from Capitol Hill to the operating room. Learn more at AAOS. Hosted by: Kristen Coultas, AAOS Advocacy Communications Director
March 30, 2021

#16 Partisanship and Public Health in the New Administration

At only two months into the new administration, partisan politics remain center stage in the healthcare policy debate. President Biden’s healthcare nominees are stuck in limbo, key congressional committees are slow to take shape, and Republicans and Democrats remain sharply divided over Coronavirus relief efforts. National Journal Health Care Correspondent Erin Durkin explains how these competing priorities around pandemic response, insurance coverage, telehealth, disparities and value-based care may impact what the 117th Congress can realistically accomplish. (Recorded on 2/11/21) Hosted by: Kristen Coultas, AAOS Advocacy Communications Director
February 23, 2021

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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