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AAHKS Shares Views at CMS Visit

CMS Visit

President Brian S. Parsley, MD and Health Policy Chair Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA, lead an AAHKS team that also included Executive Director Mike Zarski, JD and regulatory counsel Gail Daubert, JD on a visit to CMS headquarters in Baltimore. The team met with Marc Hartstein, Group Director, Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group; Kathy Bryant, JD, Director, Division… Read More

Learn Advanced Surgical Techniques for Management of Knee Arthritis

AAHKS and AAOS  invite you to the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois October 9-11, 2014 for “Advanced Surgical Techniques for Management of Knee Arthritis” sponsored by AAHKS and AAOS.  Practice proven surgical techniques to treat knee arthritis and prevent and manage complications associated with primary and revision total knee arthroplasty. Work side-by-side with experts in the hands-on… Read More

AAHKS Explores Options for Future Meetings

Hotel meeting room

The AAHKS Annual Meeting grows every year as more members, nonmembers, industry and guests participate in the event. This year’s Annual Meeting is on track to be the largest yet. With this trend likely to continue, we need to identify future venues that can accommodate our growth for 2017 and beyond. At a visit this week to the… Read More

Tips for the Orthopaedic Fellowship Match

The AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Fellowship Match Oversight Committee is hosting a webinar “Tips for the Orthopaedic Fellowship Match” on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT). If you are an orthopaedic resident looking to apply for a fellowship position and have questions or need advice about the Match process, plan to take part in… Read More

Physician Payments Sunshine Act Database Taken Offline

In order to address glitches in the system, the CMS has taken the Open Payments system offline until next month. In the same week, the American Medical Association and 100 other medical societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) sent a letter to CMS to express their concerns with implementation of the Sunshine Act. Citing expansion… Read More

CMS Restarts RAC Audits

CMS announced that Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) will resume work in August to review some claims for improper Medicare payments. CMS’ statement reads as follows: “Recovery Auditors are an important part of CMS’ efforts to ensure proper payments are made on behalf of patients and taxpayers by correcting improper payments in Medicare claims for health care services provided… Read More

Washington Post Writer Recounts Hip Replacement

Eric Niller, a 45-year old Washington Post columnist, wrote an article in 2011 about the trend in younger hip replacement patients. Three years later, he underwent his own surgery in April. Niller recounts his personal experience and details the surgery with help from his surgeon, AAHKS member Christopher Cannova, MD. Full story.

New Hip Preservation Surgery Textbook Released

Book cover

Editors and AAHKS members, John C. Clohisy, MD, Paul E. Beaulé, MD and Craig J. Della Valle, MD have released their latest volume of The Adult Hip dedicated to the field of Hip Preservation Surgery. This third volume includes contributions from more authors, as knowledge in this field has increased since the publication of the first volume 15… Read More

Match Opens Today

The Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee Fellowship and the Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Match opened to applicants on August 1, 2014 for placement in 2016. The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), The Hip Society (HS), The Knee Society (KS) and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) have established this Fellowship Match Program to assist orthopaedic residents in… Read More

Member Promotions

AAHKS congratulates the following members on their new professional roles: Jose A. Rodriguez, MD, Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital/NorthShore LIJ Dr. Rodriguez has been with Lenox Hill Hospital since 1995, and was recently appointed Vice Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery where he is responsible for administrative and academic duties in the department and hospital. Read more.… Read More