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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New Practice Management Course Added to AAHKS 2015

“The Business of Total Joint Replacement: Surviving and Thriving,” presented by AAHKS through support from Pacira Pharmaceuticals, has been added as a new course to the AAHKS Annual Meeting this year on Friday, November 6 from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The course has been created and directed by C. Lowry Barnes, MD, and Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA especially for hospital administrators, practice administrators, out-patient surgery center administrators, payors and surgeons who deal with improving quality, cost reduction, standardization of care, and risk. Contracting for bundles and total cost of care will also be discussed. Register today.

CMS Proposes Payment Model for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that proposes to implement a new Medicare Part A and B payment model, “Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR)” Model – under which acute care hospitals in certain selected geographic areas will receive retrospective bundled payments for episodes of care for hip and knee replacement surgery, called “lower extremity joint replacement (LEJR)” or reattachment of a lower extremity. The initiative, being tested by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), is designed to test “whether bundled payments to acute care hospitals for LEJR episodes of care will reduce Medicare expenditures while preserving or enhancing the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries.”  Full details.

AAHKS Corporate Partners

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Platinum Corporate Partners
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Gold Corporate Partners
» DePuy Synthes       » Zimmer Biomet
Silver Corporate Partners
» Ceramtec       » Conformis       » Medtronic       » Smith & Nephew
Bronze Corporate Partners
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