AAHKS Amplified logoIn this episode, produced in partnership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), advocacy leaders from both organizations discuss the payment policy changes that have been proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The agency is reducing all orthopaedic surgical services by approximately 5% and reducing the work relative value units for hip and knee arthroplasty by an additional 5.4%, further compounding the mounting tension on musculoskeletal care.


  1. Initial thoughts on the CMS ruling
  2. Impact on orthopaedics and hip and knee subspecialty
  3. Does CMS hear us? How we’ll engage during the input period
  4. What members must do now: tell your story!
  5. Invitation from Washington to educate further
  6. Final takeaways

In This Podcast

James I. “Hutch” Huddleston III, MD, AAHKS Advocacy Committee Chair
Wilford K. Gibson, MD, AAOS Council on Advocacy Chair
Host: Chad A. Krueger, MD, AAHKS Health Policy Fellow

Related Links

» Contact your legislator with your story.

» Join the AAOS In-District Advocacy Event to meet with your state officials.


Joshua Kerr, AAHKS Deputy Executive Director

Shreyasi Deb, PhD, MBA, AAOS Senior Director of Health Policy



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