American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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  • Register now for the 25th Annual Meeting
    November 5-8, 2015 | DallasVisit the Annual Meeting site
  • Orthopaedic Risk Stratification and Comorbidity Coding
    For three years, the AAHKS Risk Adjustment Task Force has been working with CMS and the Yale Outcomes Group to improve the risk adjustment ...Read More
  • Your Invitation to Join AAHKS
    Membership in AAHKS provides valuable interaction with a collegial community centered around the latest innovation, challenges and opportunities to improve the overall quality of your practice...Read More
  • Do I Need a Joint Replacement?

    If you’re suffering from pain and loss of function in your hips or knees, we have the resources you need to learn more about symptoms... Read More

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Register Now for the 25th Annual Meeting

The 25th Annual Meeting takes place November 5-8, 2015 in Dallas. Register for the meeting and reserve your hotel room today.

Last Day to Apply for Open AAHKS Board Positions

AAHKS is now accepting nominations for four positions on the Board of Directors: 3rd Vice President, Board Secretary, and two Members-at-Large. These positions will be filled by election at the AAHKS Business Meeting in November with the terms of office to commence in March, 2016.

If you would like to nominate an AAHKS fellow member or yourself (candidate members are not eligible) for any of these positions, please email the name and position to The deadline is June 30, 2015. Once the nominations are made, nominees will be contacted to submit a CV as well as an application listing previous work with AAHKS, a statement of qualification and disclosure of potential conflicts. The Nominating Committee will review applicants and report to the Board 60 days prior to the election per the AAHKS By-laws.

Call for Letters of Interest for Perioperative Management Guideline Development

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) invites letters of interest from those who wish to partner with ACR and AAHKS to develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for perioperative management of rheumatic disease medications in total joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee. The guidelines will be developed primarily for orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists who care for patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty, but may also be used by primary care providers and others who care for these patients. Letters of interest must be submitted via e-mail by Friday, August 21, 2015. Visit the ACR website for detailed information and to apply.

Primer on Orthopedic Risk Stratification and Comorbidity Coding

The AAHKS Risk Adjustment Task Force has been working with CMS and the Yale Outcomes Group to improve the risk adjustment models used in TJA performance measures. We are seeking your help in systematically capturing the risk variables known to influence outcomes, and have developed an easy to use checklist to help record the data. Full details.

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