CMS Finalized Delay of EPMs

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officially finalized its plan to delay the start of a bundled payment initiative for episode payment models (EPMs) from October 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018 following a previous...

Make Our Voice Heard in the AMA

Hip and knee surgery is a small subspecialty, but the AMA is the country’s largest and most visible physician society. Because we help guide the AMA’s direction through a seat in the AMA HOD, the CPT and RUC, the AMA amplifies our voice at both federal and state...

Faith in Practice Call for Volunteers

AAHKS Past President Brian S. Parsley, MD shared a call for volunteers for a medical mission to Guatemala with Faith in Practice. The trip takes place next week, and they are in need of an anesthesiologist and an RN circulator. If you know of colleagues who are...

AJRR Introductory Webinar

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) hosts free, 30-minute introductory webinars that give an overview of AJRR and demonstration of the new dashboards. The next webinar takes place on Wednesday, May 24 at 12:00 p.m. (CDT). If your institution resides in one...

FARE Grant Award Recipient Announced

AAHKS President, Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA announced at the 2017 AAHKS Spring Meeting that Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD of Duke University is the recipient of the first Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) grant. His study, “Perioperative...
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