Knee Replacement Pioneer Dies at 82

Frank Gunston, MD of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada passed away on February 16, 2016. He is credited with inventing the first artificial knee in 1963. Dr. Gunston worked as an associate of Sir John Charnley, MD through a traveling hip arthroplasty fellowship at...

Watch Replay of Bundled Payments Webinar

AAHKS hosted the webinar “Navigating Bundled Payments and CJR in Total Joint Arthroplasty” on February 24, 2016. Jay R. Lieberman, MD served as moderator, and Richard Iorio, MD; Stephen J. Zabinski, MD; and Gabrielle White, RN served as faculty . If you...

CMS Releases Orthopaedic Quality Measures

On February 16, CMS and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), as part of a broad Core Quality Measures Collaborative of health care system participants, released seven sets of clinical quality measures. These measures support multi-payer alignment on core measures...

What You Need to Know about CJR

In about one month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) will kick off. This five-year program begins on April 1, 2016. Under the CJR model, acute care hospitals in certain selected geographic areas...

See Demo of AJRR PRO Dashboard

AAHKS members have been receiving informational packets from the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) in the mail this week. If you have further questions or would like to view a demonstration of the new AJRR Level III patient-reported outcome (PRO) dashboard...
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