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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Committees and Task Forces’

Delegation to AMA Reports on Activities

AMA Delegate Chris J. Dangles, MD and Alternate Delegate Edward C. Tanner, MD, attended the AMA Interim Meeting in Atlanta November 14-17, 2015. Dr. Dangles and Dr. Tanner attended the presentation of over 100 resolutions and committee reports including Resolution 917 “Equity in Graduate Medical Education Funding.” The delegates attended various caucuses and reference committee meetings as well. Read… Read More

Rheumatology Seeks Letters of Interest for Practice Guidelines Team

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) invites letters of interest from those who wish to partner with ACR and AAHKS to develop evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for perioperative management of rheumatic disease medications in total joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee. The guidelines will be developed primarily for orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists who care for patients undergoing… Read More

We Need Your Help Documenting Risk Variables

For three years, the AAHKS Risk Adjustment Task Force has been working with CMS and the Yale Outcomes Group to improve the risk adjustment models used in TJA performance measures. The goal of performance measures is to give surgeons an accurate assessment of their performance, while controlling for patient factors outside the control of providers. The current TJA… Read More

Vote for AAHKS on AMA Representation Ballot

The AMA has an opportunity for AAHKS members to help shape health care policy and the positions of the AMA. Don’t let your voice and the voice of your specialty go unheard. AMA members are eligible to vote for the national medical specialty society that best represents them  in the AMA House of Delegates (HoD). Every physician member… Read More

This Week’s Featured Committee Report: Finance

The AAHKS Finance Committee presented this report at the AAHKS Annual Meeting. Most significant activities or developments: With current assets totaling over $7 million, AAHKS continues to remain fiscally strong. Over $5.5 million are in reserves; being held in an investment account to be used as needed to further the mission of AAHKS and meet the needs of… Read More

AAHKS Moves to Create Humanitarian Award – Highlight Humanitarian Efforts

The first meeting of the Task Force on Humanitarianism and Medical Mission Involvement met May 29, 2014. The Task Force adopted the following goals: To establish a Humanitarian Award to recognize AAHKS members who have distinguished themselves through outstanding musculoskeletal-related humanitarian activities in the United States or abroad. To highlight humanitarian efforts of our members and the organizations… Read More

Research Task Force Created

A new task force, under the leadership of Past President Thomas P. Vail, MD, is charged with articulating a vision and models for our research mission and determining the resources needed to achieve this.