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by David A. Halsey, MD, AAOS President As you know, in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, CMS identified several potentially current procedural terminology (CPT) codes as “misvalued”, including 27130 (total hip arthroplasty) and 27447 (total knee...

CMS Surveys High Volume Medicare Participants on THA

AAHKS members may have received an email from Kathy Bryant, Senior Technical Advisor, Hospital and Ambulatory Payment Group, and accompanying letter from Carol Blackford, Director, Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

AAHKS Conducts Round of Senate Hill Visits

As Hurricane Florence bore down on the East Coast, former Health Policy Fellow and AAHKS Advocacy Committee member P. Maxwell Courtney, MD made the rounds on Capitol Hill Thursday. Accompanied by AAHKS lobbyists, the offices of 10 Senators from both sides of the aisle...
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