AAHKS Signs Letter to HHS Secretary Regarding Executive Order

AAHKS joined more than 100 other specialty and state medical societies in a letter to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar, II regarding the October 3, 2019 Executive Order entitled, “Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation’s...

AAHKS Returns to Capitol for AAOS NOLC

by Stephen M. Engstrom, MD 2018-2019 AAHKS Health Policy Fellow This week, AAHKS members and staff returned to Washington, D.C. as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) to meet with members of...

MedPAC Recommends MIPS Elimination – FAQ

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently published its semiannual report to Congress, which includes a recommendation to eliminate the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). While MedPAC has recommended the elimination of MIPS on more than one...

“Meaningful Measures,” New CMS Initiative

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced a new approach to quality measurement this week. “Meaningful Measures” will involve only assessing those core issues that are most vital to providing high-quality care and...
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