CMS THA/TKA Payment Measure Dry Run

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting a confidential hospital reporting period (dry run) for a new claims-based measure from August 24 – September 22, 2015. CMS added the measure to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program...

Vendor Data Errors Discovered in PQRS

The AMA reported that The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) discovered errors in the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) data submitted by vendors on behalf of physicians and group practices that reported via electronic health records...

BMJ Case Report Looks at Flossing and Joint Infection

The case report “Streptococcus gordonii prosthetic joint infection in the setting of vigorous dental flossing” was published this month in the British Medical Journal. The report examines an incident of a 65-year old woman who developed sudden onset knee...

CMS to Drop CCJR Acronym

CMS officials have promised to drop the acronym “CCJR” from the proposed Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, currently in public comment period. AAHKS affiliate member A. Seth Greenwald, D.Phil.(Oxon), called their attention to his long-standing “Current...

Visit to Smith & Nephew

Michael J. Zarski, JD, AAHKS Executive Director and Jean Furlan, Manager of Corporate Relations traveled to Smith & Nephew Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee to meet with Tommy Thompson, Director, Convention Services,  John Clausen , PhD Vice President of...
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