American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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‘AAHKS Leadership’

AAHKS Member Considered for HHS Appointment

Representative Tom Price (R-GA) is on the short list of candidates to be Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Price is an orthopaedic surgeon and AAHKS member from Roswell, Georgia. As a senior member of the Ways & Means Committee, and Chairman of the Budget Committee, Dr. Price has spearheaded discussions around fair… Read More

New Board Members Nominated

At the AAHKS Business Meeting that took place during the 2016 Annual Meeting, members voted to approve the following members nominated to open positions on the AAHKS Board of Directors by the Nominating Committee: Second Vice President – Michael P. Bolognesi, MD Third Vice President – C. Lowry Barnes, MD Treasurer – Ryan M. Nunley, MD Secretary – Gregory G. Polkowski,… Read More

LAN Committed Partners Welcomes AAHKS

AAHKS has become a Committed Partner of the Heath Care Payment Learning & Action Network (LAN), which was created “to help achieve better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.” The partnership is between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) private, public, and non-profit organizations to transform the nation’s health system to emphasize quality over volume. AAHKS… Read More

EHS Conference Concludes

AAHKS leadership at EHS

AAHKS President William A. Jiranek, MD, joined by Stefano A. Bini, MD, James I. Huddleston III, MD, William B. Macaulay, MD, Javad Parvizi, MD, and Thomas P. Vail, MD, presented a co-branded symposium and case-based discussion at this week’s European Hip Society Congress in Munich, Germany. AAHKS also hosted a booth at the conference promoting the Annual Meeting… Read More

AAHKS Leaders to Visit CMS and Capitol Hill

AAHKS leadership are heading to Baltimore and Washington, DC, to meet with officials from the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and Members of Congress. Discussion will revolve around Advanced Alternate Payment Model (APM) requirements, and how more AAHKS members can become eligible for receiving payment enhancements.

Task Force Created to Consider New Entity

At last week’s Board retreat, the AAHKS Board of Directors voted to proceed with the formation of a task force to examine the feasibility of forming a subsidiary to convene and manage a bundled payment program for interested members. The Board’s concern is that some members lack the organization and resources to benefit from new Medicare payment models, and… Read More

AAHKS Board to Discuss APMs

The Annual AAHKS Board of Directors Retreat begins today and continues through Saturday in Rosemont, Ill. Board members and Committee Chairs will meet on effective leadership, review the results of a member needs assessment and define the role of AAHKS in enabling all members to participate effectively in new Medicare and private alternative payment models. The Board will… Read More

AAHKS Leadership Participating in LAN Summit

The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN), a partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and private, public and non-profit organizations, are holding their 2016 Spring Summit next week in Tysons Corner, VA. AAHKS President William A. Jiranek, MD will participate in a panel on “Accelerating and Aligning Clinical Episode Payment Models: Opportunities… Read More

AAHKS Represented at Conferences This Week

The Knee Society

Research The Knee Society, supported by AAHKS, the NIH, AAOS and others conducted a research conference, “Strategies to Improve Total Knee Arthroplasty” this week in Bethesda, Md. In attendance were AAHKS Immediate Past President Jay R. Lieberman, MD, Executive Director Mike Zarski, JD and other AAHKS leaders and staff. The objective of the conference was “to develop a… Read More