#52 Consolidation, Non-competes, & Cybersecurity
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by American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2w ago
This episode covers an array of topics related to increasing consolidation within the healthcare system, from banning non-competes to tightening cybersecurity. OrthoForum CEO Karen Simonton offers her perspective and wealth of knowledge, having worked with orthopaedic groups over the last decade, on how this changing landscape is impacting private practices and their ability to provide care.   Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council Guest: Karen Simonton, CEO, OrthoForum ..read more
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#51 Dr. Glaucomflecken on Advocacy Through Comedy
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by American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
3M ago
Comedian and ophthalmologist Dr. Will Flanary, better known as Dr. Glaucomflecken by his 4 million followers on social media, recently sat down for an exclusive interview during the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting. He shared his story of going from patient to accidental healthcare advocate and explained how he uses medical satire to entertain and bring attention to key public policy issues.    Guest: Will Flanary, MD, AKA Dr. Glaucomflecken, comedian and ophthalmologist  Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA, Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council  More links to Dr. Glauc ..read more
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#50 Celebrating 25 Years of OrthoPAC
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by American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
4M ago
Recorded on Monday, February 12 at the AAOS 2024 Annual Meeting, this episode sits down with the current and former chairs of the AAOS Orthopaedic PAC to celebrate its 25th anniversary. They discuss its new logo and tagline, key milestones and advocacy victories over the years, the importance of political engagement for physicians, as well as on-site opportunities at the meeting for AAOS members to learn more. Guests: Wayne Johnson MD, FAAOS, FACS, Chair, AAOS Orthopaedic PAC; Stuart Weinstein, MD, FAAOS, Past-Chair, AAOS Orthopaedic PAC  Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA, Chair, A ..read more
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#49 Making Policy Part of Your Practice
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by American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
5M ago
In this episode, returning guest and health policy researcher Brian Miller, MD, talks about the opportunity physicians have to improve care for patients outside of their regular practice. From engaging in advocacy efforts to lending their unique perspective in policy discussions, doctors can be instrumental in finding creative solutions to today’s challenges like artificial intelligence, vertically integrated systems and stark law reform.    Guest: Brian Miller, MD, MBA, MPH, Nonresident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute  Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOr ..read more
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#47 Is There A Long-Term Solution to Physician Payment Uncertainty?
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by American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
5M ago
Now more than ever, physicians are experiencing instability and uncertainty in their payment reimbursement. This episode addresses the gap between physician reimbursements and the rising costs of running a medical practice continues to widen in addition to other important legislative issues.    Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) has been a champion for finding a long-term solution to put physicians back on level playing field with the rising costs of medicine. As a lead sponsor of Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act (H.R. 2474 ..read more
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#41 Surprise Billing Law: What’s Working and Not Working?
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by American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
5M ago
It has been two years since the No Surprises Act was passed into law, yet it continues to face numerous legal challenges and iterations of rulemaking with regards to implementation. This episode dives into the latest developments and discusses what is and is not working with a guest expert focused on independent dispute resolution for healthcare professionals. More on AAOS Advocacy on this issue: https://www.aaos.org/advocacy/advocacy-action-center/surprise-billing/ Learn more about HaloMD: https://halomd.com/ Guest: Alla LaRoque, President, HaloMD Host: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, FAOrthA ..read more
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#40 State of Orthopaedics with New Advocacy Chair
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by American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
5M ago
In his last episode as podcast host and chair of the AAOS Advocacy Council, Dr. Douglas Lundy passes the torch to orthopaedic spine surgeon Dr. Adam Bruggeman. Recorded live at the 2023 Annual Meeting, Drs. Lundy and Bruggeman run through some of the most pressing issues threatening musculoskeletal care. Guest: Adam Bruggeman, MD, FAAOS, Incoming Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council  Host: Douglas Lundy, MD, MBA, FAAOS, Outgoing Chair, AAOS Advocacy Council  ..read more
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#38 Physicians in Congress on the Future of Healthcare
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by American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
5M ago
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: Doug ..read more
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#36 Election Recap and the Lame Duck Congress
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by American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
5M ago
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 ..read more
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#33 Unity in Orthopaedic Advocacy
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by American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
5M ago
AAOS is the leading voice for musculoskeletal health, but its voice is only as strong as its members are unified despite their vast differences in sub specialization and political ideology. In this episode, former AAOS President Gerald Williams, Jr., MD, FAAOS makes the case that coming together as one national orthopaedic organization and staying focused on ortho-partisan issues is necessary to advocating for patients’ best interests and being heard in a politically fragmented environment. View the 2022 Unified Advocacy Agenda: https://www.aaos.org/globalassets/advocacy/2022-unified-adv ..read more
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