This Week’s Featured Symposium: Outpatient Total Joints

The following symposium takes place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 prior to the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting general session: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Same-Day Surgery: Transitioning to Outpatient Total Joints Medtronic The intent of this program is to provide rationale and...

Health Policy Fellowship: Apply Now

AAHKS Health Policy Fellows report that the experience provides them with the opportunity to engage with legislators on issues important to hip and knee surgeons and also to receive mentoring from AAHKS leaders. This part-time fellowship can be integrated into a...

US Congress Seeking Input to Reduce Medicare Burdens

The US House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Health Subcommittee announced that it is seeking input from healthcare providers to find legislative and regulatory burdens in Medicare that can be eliminated or changed. In June, AAHKS members provided input on this...

Mid-Year Look at CJR Feedback

Navigant, an operational consulting firm in Chicago, is reporting that many of their hospital clients will likely incur penalties this year from Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement reimbursement model (CJR). While preparedness has improved, many...

NHS Wait Times Highest in 10 Years

Last April, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) issued a statement that only patients in moderate to severe pain could obtain hip or knee replacement surgeries. This “rationing” was put in place to ease the strain on the NHS surgery wait times. The Telegraph is...
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