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Brought to you by the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "The Bone Beat" covers health policy issues affecting musculoskeletal health. Through conversation with the experts, each episode features insights on the changing landscape of orthopaedic surgery and supporting advocacy efforts to advance quality and access to care.
 
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AAOS physician leaders discuss Medicare’s proposal to eliminate the inpatient-only list (IPO) beginning with 266 musculoskeletal procedures. They recount the unresolved challenges with only recently removing several procedures from the list, and the critical opportunity for orthopaedic surgeons to lead the decision-making process with patients and …
 
In this episode, produced in partnership with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), advocacy leaders from both organizations discuss the payment policy changes that have been proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The agency is reducing all orthopaedic surgical services by approximately 5% and reducing the wo…
 
Orthopaedic surgeons across the U.S. are engaging with members of Congress this August as part of AAOS’ In-District Advocacy Event. AAOS First Vice President Daniel K. Guy, MD, FAAOS, talks about the policy issues they’re raising with legislators and why grassroots advocacy is a powerful tool for strengthening the voice of the musculoskeletal commu…
 
Physician-owned hospitals provide some of the highest quality care, at the lowest cost. Yet since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, they have been prohibited from expanding or establishing new facilities to meet the growing demand for services. Congressman Michael Burgess, MD (TX-26), explains why restrictions on this competitive force in Ame…
 
Structural inequities and barriers to health care existed prior to COVID-19. But the pandemic has put a spotlight on the problem, which has also recently become the focus of advocacy efforts nationwide. In this episode, Movement is Life Chair Mary O’Connor, MD, FAAOS, explains how public policy and individual surgeons together can strengthen commun…
 
In this second add-on episode dedicated to COVID-19, Dr. Marion Couch from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shares details on the agency’s response to the pandemic. She covers the sweeping regulatory changes made to support America's health care system, the gradual resumption of non-emergent surgeries and procedures, as well as CO…
 
Based in Washington, D.C., the AAOS Office of Government Relations promotes and advocates the viewpoint of the orthopaedic community before federal and state legislative, regulatory, and executive agencies. Guided by the Council on Advocacy, it identifies, analyzes, and directs all health policy initiatives to advance the organization's Unified Adv…
 
In this add-on episode, Congressman Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (OH-02), provides insight on the congressional response to COVID-19. We cover the three stimulus bills that have passed so far and look towards what’s coming in the fourth package and the future of health care post-pandemic. (Recorded on 4/17/20) Hosted by: Kristen Coultas, Advocacy Communic…
 
AAOS President Kristy L. Weber, MD, FAAOS, sits down after a busy day on Capitol Hill to talk about Advocacy as a strategic plan enabler. She talks about how these efforts to shape health care policy also help to achieve AAOS' three goals and that Advocacy will be a priority of the association for years to come. Hosted by: Kristen Coultas, Advocacy…
 
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