American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Arthroplasty Today Publishes First White Paper

The September edition of Arthroplasty Today features the first white paper published in the open-access journal. “Help, my rating looks bad! Coding comorbidities in arthroplasty,” by Joseph W. Galloway, MD and Frank R. Voss, MD. Dr. Voss is Chair of the AAHKS Practice Management Committee, and this white paper represents work endorsed by that committee. The paper outlines… Read More

AAHKS Guest of British Hip Society

With the continued success of our Co-Branded Meetings and Guest Society initiative, AAHKS is proud to announce that we will be the Guest Society of the upcoming British Hip Society Annual Meeting taking place March 1-3, 2017 in London, UK. The conference will take place at the Central Hall Westminster in the heart of London. AAHKS encourages members… Read More

AMA Celebrates Women Physicians

This event, held in conjunction with the AMA Women in Medicine Month, will feature a networking reception, tour of the AMA’s headquarters, and dynamic presentations and breakout sessions. The registration fee is $25 for AMA physician members, $10 for student and resident members, and $95 for nonmembers. The fee covers access to this special event and includes lunch,… Read More

EHS Conference Concludes

AAHKS leadership at EHS

AAHKS President William A. Jiranek, MD, joined by Stefano A. Bini, MD, James I. Huddleston III, MD, William B. Macaulay, MD, Javad Parvizi, MD, and Thomas P. Vail, MD, presented a co-branded symposium and case-based discussion at this week’s European Hip Society Congress in Munich, Germany. AAHKS also hosted a booth at the conference promoting the Annual Meeting… Read More

“Pick your Pace” when it comes to MACRA, CMS Announces

CMS Acting Administrator, Andy Slavitt, announced yesterday in a blog post that CMS will allow for 4 options for implementation of MACRA, which replaces the repealed SGR, on January 1. Administrator Slavitt stated “During 2017, eligible physicians and other clinicians will have multiple options for participation. Choosing one of these options would ensure you do not receive a… Read More

AAHKS Comments on MPFS and OPPS

Two letters sent to CMS this week from AAHKS Executive Director, Michael J. Zarski, JD, provide comments on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and the hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). These comments are offered in anticipation of continued close collaboration with CMS to ensure payment reforms benefit from AAHKS expertise and experience in TJA procedures. »… Read More

Apply to Fellowship Match

AAHKS, The Hip Society (THS), The Knee Society (TKS) and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) have established the Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee/Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Match Program to assist orthopaedic residents in obtaining fellowships in adult reconstruction or musculoskeletal oncology. The target date for applicants to complete the requirements and submit applications is October 3, 2016. Register at… Read More

Top August News Clicks

The following stories were clicked on the most in the AAHKS Weekly News: Symposia Topics Selected for AAHKS 2016 AAHKS Comments on AHRQ VTE Prophylaxis Review What Patients are Watching: Dr. Phil Berry What Patients are Reading: Risk of Infection with Knee Replacement New Annual Meeting Location

Watch PQRS 101 Webinar Replay

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) hosted a webinar on the new Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) reporting method for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). A QCDR is a CMS-approved entity (such as a specialty society or certification board) that collects medical or clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking to improve the quality and… Read More

You’re Invited to Docs’ Night Out

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Operation Walk USA and the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education are holding a benefit event on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 8:30 – 11:00 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Attendees of the 26th AAHKS Annual Meeting are invited to attend and enjoy games of fun and skill, Texas Hold ‘Em, and a golf simulator along… Read More