American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


AAHKS Members Attend RUC Meeting

On April 24, William Macaulay, MD, Health Policy Committee Vice Chair and Stephen Duncan, MD, Health Policy Fellow, attended the RAW (Relative Activity Workgroup) at the AMA RUC meeting in Chicago to discuss the hip revision code 27134. AAHKS member and AAOS RUC alternate representative, John Heiner, MD, presented an action plan to the workgroup. The workgroup concluded that… Read More

Episode-based Payment Models Submitted

Krista Stewart, Membership & Advocacy Coordinator, submitted AAHKS comments to CMS on Episode-Based Payment Models for Outpatient Specialty Practitioner Services. The comments included details on the total knee quality measures which AAHKS developed.

SGR Legislation Advocacy Suspended

House Republicans announced a plan to bring SGR repeal to the floor, but with the bill paid for by repealing the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act.  This would almost certainly kill any chance of repeal before the expiration of the current patch, and possibly into 2015.   Because the individual mandate is so essential to the Affordable… Read More

Encourage Congress to Enact SGR Repeal

Use our advocacy tool to contact your senators and representatives with a letter encouraging them to enact the “SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014” (H.R. 4015/S. 2000).