The Bone Beat

By American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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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.

Episode Date
#5 Power of the Orthopaedic PAC
24:52

As the only national political action committee dedicated solely to representing orthopaedic surgeons before Congress, the nonpartisan Orthopaedic PAC is a powerful tool for advancing AAOS priorities. Chairman John T. Gill, MD, FAAOS, explains how it continues to break records as a $4 million-dollar PAC, produce award-winning campaigns and support candidates for federal office including three AAOS fellows running in 2020.

Hosted by:

Kristen Coultas, AAOS Advocacy Communications Director and Meredith Allison, AAOS Director of Corporate Political Outreach

May 26, 2020
#4 Special Episode: CMS Regulatory Response to COVID-19
31:18

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 COVID-19's potential long-term effects on various value-based programs in what she is calling the greatest transformation of medicine that we’ve seen in the last century.

Hosted by:

Kristen Coultas, AAOS Advocacy Communications Director and Shreyasi Debb, PhD, MBA, AAOS Senior Director of Health Policy

May 23, 2020
#3 Intro to the Office of Government Relations
21:42

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 Advocacy Agenda.

Hosted by:

Kristen Coultas, Advocacy Communications Director, AAOS and Graham Newson, Vice President of Government Relations, AAOS

Apr 28, 2020
#2 Special Episode: Congressional Response to COVID-19
30:06

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 Communications Director, AAOS and Catherine Hayes, Senior Director of Government Relations, AAOS

Apr 21, 2020
#1 Advocacy as a Strategic Plan Enabler
21:22

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 Communications Director, AAOS

Mar 27, 2020
Introducing The Bone Beat
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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.

Feb 27, 2020