Features  |   July 2013
Bending the Advocacy Curve: Advocacy in an Accountable Care World
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  • David M. Broussard, M.D., M.B.A.
    Committee on Governmental Affairs
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Advocacy and Legislative Issues / Features
Features   |   July 2013
Bending the Advocacy Curve: Advocacy in an Accountable Care World
ASA Monitor 07 2013, Vol.77, 20-21.
ASA Monitor 07 2013, Vol.77, 20-21.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
– Alvin Toffler
The health care world is changing. Often, surviving dramatic change requires learning new skills and techniques that did not exist prior to the disruption. Recent trips to the ASA PRACTICE MANAGEMENT conference and the meeting of the Committee on Governmental Affairs have made clear to me that the advocacy skills required to ensure quality anesthesiologist-led care for future generations of patients are evolving. A major role of the Governmental Affairs committee is to ensure that this educational process occurs among our membership. I will discuss three significant challenges here, including: 1) defining the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model; 2) advocating locally for your share of the payment “bundle”; and 3) the importance of engaging our patients.
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