American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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AJRR Inviting All to Working Lunch in San Diego

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is hosting a User Group Network (Unet) meeting on Wednesday, March 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (PST). The meeting will be held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in conjunction with the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego. The meeting agenda will focus on sharing best practices and viewing the… Read More

What are Your Options for QPP this Year?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) began on January 1, 2017. You should submit at least one measure between now and October 2, 2017 to ensure you do not incur a payment penalty; however, you get to pick your pace for the QPP. If you’re ready, you can begin anytime between January… Read More

Registry Participation Means Automatic Authorization

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) announced that effective the first quarter of 2017, it is expected that Blue Shield of California’s providers who are participants in the Registry will automatically receive authorization for their patients’ hip or knee replacement procedures. “This is great news for the state of California’s patients who are having hip or knee replacement… Read More

AAHKS and AJRR Hold Joint Staff Meeting

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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.

Watch PQRS 101 Webinar Replay

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) hosted a webinar on the new Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) reporting method for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). A QCDR is a CMS-approved entity (such as a specialty society or certification board) that collects medical or clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking to improve the quality and… Read More

Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center Launches with Additional Measures

AAHKS, the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) launched improvements to the Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center that allows for eligible professionals and institutions to participate in both the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Meaningful Use programs. The platform features 38 PQRS and custom measures. Collaboration between AJRR and AAHKS facilitated the addition… Read More

Quality Designation through Registry Participation

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the official Registry of AAHKS, is part of a list of criteria for QualityPath designation. To receive this esteemed Midwestern designation for knee and total hip replacement, hospitals and surgeons are required to be AJRR participants. The QualityPath program was created by The Alliance, a not-for-profit cooperative that exists to help their… Read More

AJRR Launches User Group Forum

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the official Registry of AAHKS, has launched the User Group Network (Unet) Web-based forum to provide all of AJRR’s users and participants the opportunity to interact and engage with each other about the hip and knee arthroplasty procedural data in this national registry. Unet is a private forum for AJRR users to… Read More

AAHKS and AJRR Posters Presented at International Registry Meeting

The International Society of Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR) hosts the 5th International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries annual meeting from May 28 – 30, 2016 in Wrightington and Manchester in the United Kingdom. The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the official Registry of AAHKS, will have posters featured at ISAR meeting as well as the poster from AAHKS on the… Read More

Orthopedics This Week Features Quality Collaboration

Orthopedics This Week interviewed Daniel J. Berry, MD, American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Board of Directors member and AAHKS Past President, regarding the collaboration between AAHKS, the AJRR and The American Orthopaedic Association which aligns our quality initiatives and reporting through the AJRR’s Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center. “At the heart of our Registry, we’ve always strived to be as… Read More