Dr. Melvin visits Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of joint replacement patients

Dr. J Stuart Melvin, MD joined a group of physicians and surgeons along with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) on Capitol Hill on March 1st, 2019. The group advocated for patient and surgeon needs with legislators and legislative staff  and the Committee on Ways and Means. Their discussion was on a number of important healthcare topics including protecting access for patients, improving care delivery and payment models, reducing administrative burdens, and total joint replacement value initiatives.

By the numbers: AAHKS Legislative Day saw eight teams with 44 surgeons in 35 House and Senate offices, proudly representing  AAHKS members with a focused, unified to voice impact healthcare legislation.