2017 Invitation to Serve on AAHKS Committees

Have you been planning to get more involved in AAHKS? Now is the time! AAHKS fellow members are invited to apply online for open positions (some are currently held by volunteers who qualify to apply for a second term) on the following AAHKS committees: Advocacy...

First Webinar in MOC Series Begins Tuesday

The first webinar held in conjunction with the “MOC Recon 60-day Study Plan” takes place on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. AAHKS is collaborating with AAOS, The Hip Society, The Knee Society and  Orthobullets.com on this course that focuses only on reconstruction in...

CMS Announces ICD-10 Code Update Error

An error with some ICD-10 code updates impacted quality data reported at the end of last year, and CMS will not penalize physicians and group practices who were affected. CMS reports that the majority of the changes that impacted the data “were related to diabetes,...

Study Shows TJA Cost Reduction

An observational study of Baptist Health System published in JAMA Internal Medicine, “Cost of Joint Replacement Using Bundled Payment Models,” found cost savings under the Medicare bundled payments program. Most of the hospital savings came from implants and supplies...
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