2017 AMA House of Delegates Report

At this week’s American Medical Association Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, over two hundred reports and resolutions were monitored or supported by the Orthopedic Section Council. Topics included: Decreasing the burden of pre-certification Interoperability...

AAHKS Falls below AMA Threshold

AAHKS has participated in the American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates for 17 years and through our presence represented the distinct interests of AAHKS members. As we have experienced a period of rapid growth for our association, we have fallen below...

AAHKS Comments on CMS IPPS Proposed Rule

AAHKS submitted comments to CMS this week regarding the proposed rule, “Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year...

British Researchers Conducting Joint Infection Trial

The University of Bristol in England has started a randomized trial to investigate why some patients develop infections after their hip or knee replacement surgery, and which type of surgical revision treatment is best. According to Medical Xpress, members of the...

What Patients are Viewing: New Hip/Knee Techniques

Dr. Max Gomez of CBS New York featured a story this week that focuses on new technologies in hip and knee replacement surgery that make recovery quicker. Dr. Gomez reports, “Total joint replacements are now being done in younger and much older patients — younger...
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