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AAHKS and AJRR Hold Joint Staff Meeting

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As part of ongoing efforts to enhance collaboration between AAHKS and our official registry, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an all-staff lunch meeting was held recently. Personnel discussed new initiatives underway at each organization, acquainted each other with their job responsibilities and elaborated on the circumstances that make working together so strategically important.

2016 Paper Awards Announced

Each year, the Annual Meeting Program Committee awards three outstanding papers to be presented at the Annual Meeting. Congratulations to the AAHKS Award recipients for this year: The James A. Rand Young Investigator’s Award “Administrative Claims vs. Surgical Registry: Data Source and Outcome Disparities in Total Joint Arthroplasty” Joseph T. Patterson, MD, San Francisco, CA Co-Authors: David Sing,… Read More

Top AAHKS News Clicks for September 2016

The following AAHKS News stories received the highest number of clicks from readers during the month of September: What Patients are Reading: Active Sports after THR Join the Next AAHKS Webinar: Functional Cup Position JAMA Study of BPCI View Recording of Functional Cup Position Webinar In Memoriam: Robert W. Bucholz, MD

Cost-Effectiveness Study Now Open Access

The study, “Estimating the Societal Benefits of THA After Accounting for Work Status and Productivity: A Markov Model Approach,” has been published this week as an open-access article in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Authors include several AAHKS members who conclude that “using a Markov model approach, we show that THA produces societal benefits that can offset the… Read More

AAHKS Comments on CMS Proposed Rule

AAHKS sent a comment letter to CMS regarding their proposed rule Advancing Care Through EPMs; Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model; and Changes to the CJR. This rule builds on MACRA and proposes development of “BPCI-like” volunteer episode payment models that would meet the requirements for being an Advanced APM as well as allowing CJR to qualify as an… Read More

Tom Price, MD Asks CMS to Stop Mandatory Work

Politico reports that US House members sent a letter to CMMI asking them to stop mandatory work. The innovation center should impose the limits on its experimental models and only gradually expand them following dialogue with participants, according to the letter, which was crafted by Reps. Tom Price, Charles Boustany and Erik Paulsen. Medicare is forcing new models… Read More