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Contact Congress Now Regarding SGR

Hip and knee surgeons should contact Congress now to express support for the repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. Congress will adjourn around December 14, 2014. It’s important to use the engagement tool on the AAHKS website to contact your Senate and House representatives. There is a sample letter that you can customize or send as written to your representative… Read More

Operation Walk 2014 Underway

Through Operation Walk USA 2014, an estimated 120 patients are receiving free joint replacements from 85 volunteer orthopaedic surgeons this week. The annual Operation Walk USA program is held during the entire first week of December, allowing for greater hospital, surgeon and medical staff participation. Operation Walk USA provides all aspects of treatment ─ surgery, hospitalization, and pre-and… Read More

Look for Emailed Dues Invoices Next Week

The AAHKS Membership department will be emailing membership renewal notices by December 12, 2014. Members have 30 days to renew by logging in to or calling (847) 698-1200 to pay dues with a credit card. If you prefer to mail a check, send payment to AAHKS at 9300 Higgins Rd., Suite 230, Rosemont, IL 60018-4976. Contact with any… Read More

AAHKS Office to Reopen on Monday

AAHKS staff will reopen the AAHKS office in its new location at 9400 Higgins Road, Suite 230 in Rosemont, Illinois on Monday, December 8, 2014. The new building is one block south of the old office building that AAHKS occupied along with the AAOS and other tenants. We appreciate your patience during this move as phone service and some website… Read More

New Address and Phone Numbers for AAHKS

The AAHKS office is moving to the new Orthopaedic Headquarters on December 4, 2014. Our new address is 9400 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 230, Rosemont, IL 60018. Our general phone number remains the same (847) 698-1200. Direct phone numbers for each staff member have changed. If you are in Chicago or visiting any time soon, please stop in… Read More

GE Partners with Northwestern Memorial Hospital for TJR

Business Insurance reported the addition of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago to General Electric Company’s (GE) “Centers of Excellence.” As part of their health benefit plan, GE employees can go to Northwestern for total hip and total knee replacement surgeries for little or no out-of-pocket costs. This is Northwestern’s first bundled payment partnership. Full story.

Communications and Electronic Media Subcommittee Report

Stephen J. Incavo, MD, Chair of the Communications and Electronic Media Subcommittee gave the following report at the AAHKS Annual Meeting: Most significant activities or developments: The most significant activity has been the deployment of a new website Content Management System. Using WordPress along with our Amazon Web Services allows us more flexibility in maintaining and creating content.… Read More

Patient Education Subcommittee Report

David F. Dalury, MD, Chair of the Patient Education Subcommittee gave the following report at the AAHKS Annual Meeting: Most significant activities or developments: Our accomplishments for 2014 centered on developing a strategy for the development of video content to be available on our website. There has been general agreement on our committee that certain topics should be… Read More