AAHKS Comments on CMS Patient Relationship Codes

As part of their Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP), CMS is developing categories of patient relationship codes for use in episodes of care. While AAHKS believes that these codes can ultimately be useful for patient care, some changes do need to be made before...

AAHKS Calls for Repeal of IPAB

AAHKS joined medical specialty societies in a letter to the U.S. Congress asking to repeal the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). “The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA),...

Cures Act Approved by House Committee

Following breakthroughs in bipartisan negotiations after the election, the 21st Century Cures Act is on a path toward passage. This long discussed legislation would inject billions in new funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and reform the drug and...

AMA News from Dr. Tanner, AAHKS Delegate

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...

AMA Offers MACRA Webinars

The American Medical Association (AMA) is offering several educational opportunities to help physicians understand  the requirements of the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that was created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The sessions...
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