The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) currently has 12 vacancies on its Adult Reconstruction Hip Program Committee and seven vacancies on its Adult Reconstruction Knee Program Committee. Committee members are responsible for grading abstracts and symposium applications and serving as paper session moderators and critical evaluators at the Annual Meeting. Applicants must be AAOS fellows and submit… Read More
Edward C. Tanner, MD represented AAHKS at the AMA House of Delegates during their Interim Meeting in Orlando, Fla. last month. AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon from Pennsylvania, addressed the Orthopaedic Section Council about the recent presidential election and ensuring a voice within the new administration. Recommendations were made in the Board of Trustees… Read More
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
On the heels of the AAHKS Annual Meeting, Education Council Chair, Brian D. Springer, MD, gave an update on the status of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) collaboration at the ACR Annual Meeting this week. “With extensive literature review and expert input, the ACR and AAHKS have come together to propose a set of guidelines for medication… Read More
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
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
As part of ongoing efforts to enhance collaboration between AAHKS and our official registry, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an all-staff lunch meeting was held recently. Personnel discussed new initiatives underway at each organization, acquainted each other with their job responsibilities and elaborated on the circumstances that make working together so strategically important.
With the continued success of our Co-Branded Meetings and Guest Society initiative, AAHKS is proud to announce that we will be the Guest Society of the upcoming British Hip Society Annual Meeting taking place March 1-3, 2017 in London, UK. The conference will take place at the Central Hall Westminster in the heart of London. AAHKS encourages members… Read More
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 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.