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AAHKS Leadership meets with CMS Staff

Jay R. Lieberman, MD, AAHKS President, and Richard Iorio, MD, Health Policy Council Chair traveled to Baltimore this week to meet with CMS. Working with our advocacy firm Epstein Becker & Green, AAHKS leaders along with Executive Director, Michael J. Zarski, JD and Advocacy and International Activities Director, Joshua Kerr discussed the development of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment… Read More

AMA Encouraging Application for EHR Hardship

The AMA is encouraging ALL physicians subject to the 2015 Medicare EHR “Meaningful Use” (MU) requirements to apply for the hardship exemption. CMS has stated that it will broadly accept hardship exemptions because of the delayed publication of the program regulations. Applying for the exemption will not prevent a physician from earning an incentive. It simply protects a… Read More

Payton Manning May Need a Hip Replacement

As Denver Broncos quarterback prepares to play in Sunday’s Super Bowl, he has revealed that he may need hip replacement surgery. Speculation this week has been over whether Manning will retire after Super Bowl 50, and in a recent interview when questioned about his injuries, Manning said that his physician advised him that he will need hip replacement… Read More

What Patients are Reading: Outpatient Hip Replacement Surgery

Two articles in the news this week took a look at outpatient hip replacement surgery. Both articles covered the technique and patient experience and included perspectives from several AAHKS members. The article in The Wall Street Journal explored the anterior approach and reported, “the technique is considered harder to master partly because the surgeon has less room to… Read More