Overview Shows Impact of TKA IPO Removal

With the release of the CMS 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems proposed rule, CMS has sought input on the removal of total hip arthroplasty from the IPO list. AAHKS member Jeffrey D. Angel, MD,...

CMS Releases Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for CY2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the CY 2020 Proposed Payment Policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B on July 29, 2019. AAHKS has prepared a summary memo of the issues relating to our members...

AAHKS Comments on CMS FY 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule

AAHKS submitted comments for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) proposed rule “Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2020...

Critical Arthroplasty Survey on the Way

In the next few weeks, you may be selected to participate in an AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) survey for total hip arthroplasty (27130) and total knee arthroplasty (27447). As you may know, the components of the Medicare Physician Payment Schedule...

AAHKS Supports Physician-Owned Hospital Model

AAHKS joined more than 70 state and specialty societies, as well as other interested parties, in writing to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma expressing support for a demonstration model that will be submitted to the...

Get BPCI Advanced Guidance for Outpatient TKA

If you’re not sure where to start with the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) second application period for the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced Model (BPCI Advanced) Model Year 3, AAHKS is providing a summary from our legislative...
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