New “Better Care Reconciliation Act” Summarized

US Senate Republicans released the Better Care Reconciliation Act on June 22, which proposes to undo core provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while leaving many of that law’s lesser known features intact. It also picks up the US House of Representative’s...

AAHKS Participating in HHS Roundtable and Hill Visits

United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Tom Price, MD and CMS Administrator Seema Verma, MPH hosted a trio of roundtable discussions this week to discuss regulatory burdens imposed on physicians by HHS/CMS that interfere or have the potential to...

UCLA Residents Sponsored for AAHKS Membership

In the interest of benefiting AAHKS and the orthopaedic training program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Benjamin C. Bengs, MD is serving as a reference and sponsor for residents interested in pursuing a career in arthroplasty. “I believe this...

Get Ready for “Pick Your Pace” Week

AAHKS is joining the American Medical Association (AMA) in “Pick Your Pace” week to address questions about the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) physician payment system created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) administered by CMS. In its...

AAHKS/ACR Publish New Joint Infection Guideline

According to a new guideline released by AAHKS and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the risk of joint infection resulting from total hip and knee replacements can be reduced with careful management of anti-rheumatic medications during the perioperative...
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