In Memoriam: Malcolm E. Ghazal, MD

It is also with sadness that we report the death of AAHKS member Malcolm E. Ghazal, MD on March 10, 2015. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife, children, family, friends, colleagues and patients. Dr. Ghazal was a past Chairman of the Board and Physician Owner...

SGR Repeal Included in New Medicare Law

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). MACRA permanently replaces Medicare’s sustainable growth rate system for physician payments and reforms Medicare physician...

How to Obtain a QRUR

You can access a Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR) on behalf of a group or solo practitioner on the updated CMS website where they have made it easier to access the report. QRURs are provided for each Medicare-enrolled Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).  You...

AMA Releases Study on Impact of Alternative Payment Models

The AMA partnered with the RAND Corporation in a one-of-a-kind study, the first ever to take an in-depth look at the impact that various payment models have on physician practices, their professional lives and the delivery of patient care. The study, “Effects of...

Women Have Far Fewer Post-Surgery Complications

A study presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting by Bheeshma Ravi, MD, an orthopaedic surgery resident from the University of Toronto showed that women have fewer complications than men after hip or knee replacement surgery. Dr. Ravi used patient data from an Ontario...
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