American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Webinar Covers PQRS Reporting Requirements

Join the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) and CECity, a Premier Inc. Company, for the webinar “An Overview of the 2016 AJRR Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center” on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). In addition to an overview of the AJRR Quality Resource Center, the webcast will review reporting requirements for those participating in PQRS or… Read More

Quality Designation through Registry Participation

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the official Registry of AAHKS, is part of a list of criteria for QualityPath designation. To receive this esteemed Midwestern designation for knee and total hip replacement, hospitals and surgeons are required to be AJRR participants. The QualityPath program was created by The Alliance, a not-for-profit cooperative that exists to help their… Read More

AAHKS Front and Center with CMS, Capitol Hill

AAHKS Leaders at Capitol Hill

AAHKS representatives, Jay R. Lieberman, MD, Immediate Past President, Mark I. Froimson, MD, First Vice President, Richard Iorio, MD, Health Policy Council Chair, Michael J. Zarski, JD, Executive Director, and Joshua Kerr, Director of Advocacy, met this week with Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality & CMS Chief Medical Officer. They discussed the proposed… Read More

Abstracts Selected for AAHKS 2016

The Program Committee for the 26th AAHKS Annual Meeting has completed their reviews of the 1,380 abstracts submitted, and selected 59 papers to be presented at the podium. Abstracts selected for Posters are being finalized this week with notification going out next week. The preliminary program will be in place pending the authors’ acceptance. The Program Committee wishes… Read More

Tips for the Orthopaedic Fellowship Match

The AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Fellowship Match Oversight Committee is hosting a free webinar “Tips for the Orthopaedic Fellowship Match” on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 8:15 p.m. (Eastern). 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… Read More

The Hip Society and The Knee Society Scientific Awards

The Hip Society is inviting submissions in consideration for its annual Scientific Awards: The Otto Aufranc Award, The John Charnley Award and The Frank Stinchfield Award. Award paper presentations will take place during The Hip Society/AAHKS Open Meeting on March 18, 2017, in San Diego at the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting. The deadline to submit is December 1,… Read More

What Patients are Watching: Dr. Phil Berry

WFAA8, the ABC news affiliate in Dallas, featured a story about AAHKS member Phil H. Berry, MD who, at 79, reached a 1,000th hip replacement milestone. The video features Dr. Berry and a patient who recently underwent hip replacement surgery after dislocating her femur in a fall. “Every patient is an opportunity to help someone, and that’s why… Read More

Share Your Study!

AAHKS is committed to advancing patient care by supporting research projects with great potential to contribute to the field. We would like to hear about any arthroplasty or related research projects members are conducting. AAHKS has dedicated resources to support high caliber projects on an annual basis. Your research project may qualify for funding by the AAHKS Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE).Learn more.

AAHKS Leaders to Visit CMS and Capitol Hill

AAHKS leadership are heading to Baltimore and Washington, DC, to meet with officials from the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and Members of Congress. Discussion will revolve around Advanced Alternate Payment Model (APM) requirements, and how more AAHKS members can become eligible for receiving payment enhancements.

AAHKS in Colombia for Co-Branded Meeting

AAHKS members, led by Past President Carlos Lavernia, MD, presented as part of the 12th Annual ELCCR – Latin American Meeting of Hip and Knee Surgeons – program. AAHKS also hosted a booth at the conference promoting the Annual Meeting and International Membership in order to create lasting professional and social connections between members of all involved societies.… Read More