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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

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  • The AAHKS membership year starts January 1, 2018! Log in to renew.
  • Registration is Open!
    Join colleagues in a small group, collaborative setting analyzing cases in general and breakout sessions. May 4-5, 2018 in Miami, Florida, USA. Full details.
  • CME for AAHKS 2017
    You will receive an email with the meeting evaluation; upon completion, you will receive a link to log in and claim your CME credits. #AAHKS2017.
  • 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 about treatment. Also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of short-stay surgery. Read More
  • MACRA Payment Resources from AAHKS
    How the CMS quality payment program affects your practice. Learn more.

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AAHKS Interprets “Two-Midnight Rule” for TKA

Following the announcement that total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is being removed from the inpatient only list in the most recent CMS CY18 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems (HOPPS) rule, AAHKS and our regulatory firm Epstein Becker & Green discussed with CMS Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group staff interpretation of the “Two-Midnight Rule” for TKA procedures. Visit the Practice Management section for complete details.

AAHKS Position Statement on CDC Guideline: Post-Operative Prophylactic Antibiotics

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their 2017 Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, which recommends against the use of post-operative prophylactic antibiotics – including patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Full statement.

AAHKS Corporate Partners

AAHKS Corporate Partners demonstrate their commitment to advancement of innovation and better patient outcomes by supporting our mission.

Platinum Corporate Partners
» DePuy Synthes    » DJO Global    » Smith & Nephew   » Stryker    » Zimmer Biomet
Gold Corporate Partners
» Medtronic
Silver Corporate Partner
» ConforMIS   » Halyard Health   » MicroPort Orthopedics
Bronze Corporate Partners
» Acelity    »  Corentec   »  Corin USA   » EOS Imaging   » Flexion
» Intellijoint Surgical    » Medacta   » Muve Health
» OrthAlign    » OsteoRemedies    » Renovis Surgical Technologies, Inc.
» Surgical Care Affiliates   » Total Joint Orthopedics