AAHKS Represented at AMA RUC Meeting

AAHKS was represented by Adam A. Sassoon, MD, MS and Adolph J. “Chick” Yates Jr., MD, FAOA at last week’s AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Meeting in Phoenix. AAHKS representatives attend all RUC meetings to monitor the issues,...

Experts in Orthopaedics Needed

CMS and Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (YNHHSC/CORE) are working together on a project to gather expert input on development and reevaluation of total hip and knee arthroplasty outcome measures. If you would...

CJR Annual Report Shows Net Savings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has released their second annual report on the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model. The report finds that “after two performance years,...

CMS Seeks Stakeholder Nominations for TJA Outcome Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (YNHHSC/CORE) to perform development and reevaluation work for a range of measures assessing outcomes...

AAHKS Comments on CMS Stark Law Reform Proposals

As 2019 closed, AAHKS provided CMS with comments on their proposal for substantive changes to the Physician Self-Referral law (Stark law). Much of our comments focus on proposed changes to different thresholds and safeguards for financial risk agreements related to...

CMS Seeking input on TJA Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center for Patient Safety, Research, and Practice are seeking public comment on their Measuring Outcomes in Orthopedics Routinely (MOOR) project. They are looking to gather...
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