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 work relative value units for hip and knee arthroplasty by an additional 5.4%, further compounding the mounting tension on musculoskeletal care.
Chad A. Krueger, MD, AAHKS Health Policy Fellow
James I "Hutch" Huddleston III, MD, AAHKS Advocacy Committee Chair
Wilford K. Gibson, MD, AAOS Advocacy Council Chair
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