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Arthroplasty Today Call for Manuscripts

The AAHKS open-access journal, Arthroplasty Today, will publish a theme issue in March 2019 focusing on digital orthopaedics. The Editorial Board, in conjunction with the AAHKS Digital Health, Technology and Social Media Committee, is calling for manuscripts related to clinical and financial outcomes associated with the adoption of digital health tools in orthopaedics and allied specialties. Case reports,… Read More

FARE Grant Deadline Approaching

The deadline for the fall cycle of the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FARE) Grant is due on August 1, 2018. Submit your initial proposal in the application for consideration; if your application is accepted, a full proposal will be due for final review. The winner will be awarded up to $50,000 at the 2018 AAHKS Annual… Read More

New Video: AAHKS 2018 is a “Can’t Miss” Event

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The AAHKS Annual Meeting is the premier meeting for the field of hip and knee arthroplasty. As members of the Program Committee continue reviews of the record number of abstracts submitted, early registrations are already ahead of last year in anticipation of a stellar program. You can log in to www.AAHKS.org/Meeting to register, select industry symposia and make… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Reducing Opioid Consumption

The following symposium takes place at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting: Thursday, November 1, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Novel Opioid Sparing Approach for Hip and Total Knee Procedures Halyard Health In light of the opioid epidemic, Daniel Matthews, MD and Cathy Trame MS, CNS, RN focus on the role of effective multimodal therapy protocols to reduce… Read More

AAHKS Comments on CMS IPPS Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its fiscal year 2019 proposed rule for hospital inpatient proposed payment systems (IPPS) for comment. The topics covered in our comment letter include support for the proposed new MS-DRG assignments for procedures involving open removal and insertion of spacers into hip and knee joints, the removal of reporting measures… Read More

CMS Seeks Provider Input on Possible Changes to Stark Regulations

On June 20, 2018, CMS released a Request for Information (RFI) Regarding the Physician Self-Referral Law. The “Stark Law” is intended to disconnect a physician’s health care decision making from his or her financial interests in other providers or suppliers. CMS is aware of the burdensome effect Stark Law regulations can have on parties wishing to participate in integrated… Read More

What Patients are Reading: Knee and Hip Replacements are Common, But They’re Not Always Fully Successful

The Washington Post published an article this week written by Consumer Reports discussing the benefits and potential downsides of joint replacement and outlining realistic post-surgical expectations including quotes from AAHKS member surgeons. “More than half of all older adults in the United States have arthritis. Most often it’s osteoarthritis (OA), where the cartilage between joints wears down, causing… Read More

Are You Going to Miss the Next Issue of JOA?

As we are at the half-year point, AAHKS membership and JOA subscriptions have expired for those who have not yet paid their 2018 dues. In order to reinstate membership, receive the JOA and to register for the AAHKS Annual Meeting at the reduced member rate, members who are past-due must log in to www.AAHKS.org to pay dues now.… Read More

Industry Symposia During AAHKS 2018

Each week, we will feature industry symposia that are scheduled for Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2 at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Here is this week’s featured symposium: Thursday, November 1, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Physician-Driven Bundles in Outpatient Total Joint Surgery: A New Value-Based Paradigm. Reflexion Health Develop a roadmap to building a… Read More