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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.

AAOS Advocacy Podcast American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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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.

    Special Episode: Resident Involvement in Advocacy

    Special Episode: Resident Involvement in Advocacy

    At the AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting, new host and Advocacy Council Chair Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, recorded a live, on-site interview with Austin Beason, MD, who is Chair of the Resident Assembly and host of the AAOS Career Podcast. They discussed the value of increasing resident involvement in political advocacy as the future leaders of musculoskeletal health, whether it is by participating in grassroots via the Advocacy Action Center, joining the PAC, or becoming engaged with state orthopaedic societies. 
    Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, Chair Advocacy Council 
    Guest: Austin Beason, MD, Chair Resident Assembly 
    Additional Notes: 
    Learn more about how residents can get involved: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/get-involved/residents-advocacy/
    Learn more about the Orthopaedic PAC: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/pac/

    • 21 min
    Physician Mental Health: Conversations with Congress, Part 3

    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

    • 41 min
    Telemedicine after COVID: Conversations with Congress, Part 2

    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

    • 25 min
    Prior Authorization Reform: Conversations with Congress, Part 1

    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

    • 23 min
    Save the Date for Orthopaedic Advocacy Week

    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

    • 26 min
    Policy in Practice: Threats to Orthopaedics in 2021

    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

    • 28 min

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