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Navigating Healthcare Reform: Lessons from Urology Advocacy

with Dr. Mara Holton

In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aditya Begrodia interviews Dr. Mara Holton, a urologist and healthcare policy expert, on the recent healthcare policy changes that have affected the field of urology.

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Ep 154 Navigating Healthcare Reform: Lessons from Urology Advocacy with Dr. Mara Holton
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BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2024, February 28). Ep. 154 – Navigating Healthcare Reform: Lessons from Urology Advocacy [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com

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Dr. Mara Holton discusses Navigating Healthcare Reform: Lessons from Urology Advocacy on the BackTable 154 Podcast

Dr. Mara Holton

Dr. Mara Holton is a urologist at Anne Arundel Urology in Annapolis, Maryland.

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia discusses Navigating Healthcare Reform: Lessons from Urology Advocacy on the BackTable 154 Podcast

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia

Dr. Aditya Bagrodia is an associate professor of urology and genitourinary oncology team leader at UC San Diego Health in California and adjunct professor of urology at UT Southwestern.

Synopsis

First, Dr. Holton shares her educational journey, which included healthcare policy lobbying even before she started medical school. She eventually became involved in leadership positions within the Maryland Patient Care and Access Coalition and the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA). The discussion then turns to challenges surrounding health policies, such as the persistent use of fee-for-service reimbursement guidelines despite the benefits of value-based care. Dr. Holton also highlights the critical issue of workforce shortages, particularly the need for urologists within rural areas and the impact of healthcare policy on patient access. She ends the episode by emphasizing the necessity for urologists to participate in policy advocacy efforts.

Timestamps

00:00 - Introduction
04:58 - The Impact and Complexities of Healthcare Policies
07:27 - Success Stories in Healthcare Policy Advocacy
12:37 - The Impact of Prior Authorization Rules
14:27 - The Role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers in Healthcare
21:18 - The Challenges of Value-Based Care
32:48 - The Importance of Patient Access in Healthcare
41:24 - The Importance of Advocacy in Health Policy

Resources

LUGPA website
https://www.lugpa.org/

Episode 82: Advocacy Basics for the Urologist: From Your Clinic to Capitol Hill with Dr. Ruchika Talwar
https://open.spotify.com/episode/0hcLrKuf5QU7TZCHSErs4Z?si=f4d06ffe6cff4cc4

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