American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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  • Small-Group Discussions on THA/TKA
    Management of Femoral Neck Fractures, Health Policy, Periprosthetic Joint Infection, Managing the Bariatric Patient, The Spino-Pelvic Relationship Full details.
  • 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts
    High quality abstracts, symposium proposals and surgical technique video proposals are due by June 1, 2018. Full details.
  • The AAHKS membership year starts January 1, 2018! Log in to renew.
  • 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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2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting Call for Submissions

The AAHKS Annual Meeting Program Committee invites abstract submissions, symposium proposals and surgical technique video proposals for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. All submissions are due by June 1, 2018.

Visit the AAHKS submission website to log in with your AAHKS username and password. If you need assistance with your login, click the Help button or contact or 847-698-1200.

The meeting takes place at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, USA from November 1-4, 2018. Hotel reservations can be made starting on March 22. Registration for the meeting and courses will open in June.

AAHKS Issues Position Statement on Removal of TKA from the Inpatient Only List

In November 2017, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the 2018 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule that removed total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures from the Medicare inpatient-only (IPO) list of procedures. This action has already had significant and unexpected consequences.

Unfortunately, the unintended consequence of this change has been an unprecedented amount of confusion on the part of a variety of stakeholders regarding how to interpret this new rule. Although TKA has been taken off the IPO list, it is reasonable to expect that the vast majority of patients should be treated, by default, as qualifying for inpatient designation. AAHKS has issued a Position Statement to guide members and their institutions on this issue. Read the Position Statement, and review additional resources. 

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