American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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Some Spots Remaining for Knee Course

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Visit to register for this skills course directed by Henry D. Clarke, MD and James A. Browne, MD on March 22-24, 2018 at the OLC Education and Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

AAHKS Legislative Retreat Puts Focus on Patient Care

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On Friday, a contingent of the AAHKS Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs, Health Policy Fellows, local AAHKS members, AAHKS staff and from The Hip Society met in Washington, D.C. for a day of advocacy action as part of a two-day legislative retreat focused on the care of hip and knee patients. Congressman Roger Marshall, MD… Read More

CMS Holds Second BPCI Advanced Forum

The CMS Innovation Center will be holding a second Open Door Forum to answer questions regarding the BPCI Advanced Model and the Application Process on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (EST). In BPCI Advanced, participants will be expected to redesign care delivery to keep Medicare expenditures within a defined budget while maintaining or improving… Read More

AMA Publishes Report on Economic Impact of Physicians

The 2018 AMA Economic Impact Study from the American Medical Association provides state-specific data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia illustrating the significant impact physicians have on our national and state economies through the creation of jobs, the purchase of goods and services, and large-scale support of state and local tax revenue. You can search… Read More

Actor Alec Baldwin Receives THR

Entertainment Weekly reported that television and film actor, Alec Baldwin, received a total hip replacement this week. His wife, Hilaria Baldwin, posted updates on Instagram as the 59-year old prepared for and recovered from surgery, “Thank you for your kind wishes. I know many of you are anxious to hear how he is doing. We have been here… Read More

BPCI Advanced Forum Covers TJR Issues

On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted an “Open Door Forum” webinar for providers interested in the newly announced Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). This is a new, voluntary advanced payment model to test iterations of bundled payments for episodes of care including major joint replacement of the lower extremity. At… Read More

When Will Patients Receive New Medicare Cards?

CMS announced that they will soon begin mailing new Medicare cards that replace Social Security numbers with unique Medicare Numbers. The first wave of new cards will begin arriving in April. CMS will continue the mailings be geographic region through June. CMS provides a guide to the timing of the mailings here, and patients will be able to… Read More

USBJI Releases New BMUS Chapters

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) announced advance publication of the Fourth Edition of “The Big Picture and Economic Cost” chapters in The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States (BMUS). A new chapter on Neuromuscular Diseases is also being released at this time as part of the upcoming Fourth Edition in which chapters will… Read More

Top AAHKS News for January 2018

The following articles were the most clicked last month: What Patients are Reading: What You Must Know About Joint Replacement CMS Announces New BPCI Advanced Episode Payment Model Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Popular on AAHKS Website AAHKS Interprets Two-Midnight Rule for TKA Read AAHKS news archives at