American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Performance Measures’

AJRR Offers PQRS 101 Webinar

On Tuesday, July 28, from Noon – 1:00 p.m. CDT, AJRR will partner with CECity to host a webinar on the new qualified clinical data registry reporting method for PQRS. The webinar will review the difference between a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) and a Qualified Registry (QR) and how to use a QCDR to receive a 2015… Read More

How to Obtain a QRUR

You can access a Quality and Resource Use Report (QRUR) on behalf of a group or solo practitioner on the updated CMS website where they have made it easier to access the report. QRURs are provided for each Medicare-enrolled Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).  You or one person from your group practice will need to obtain an Individuals Authorized… Read More

Bone and Joint Canada Publishes Outcome Measures Toolkit

The Total Joint Arthroplasty Outcome Measures Toolkit developed by the Bone and Joint Canada (BJC) is now available on the BJC website. This toolkit enables health care providers to select, apply, score and interpret outcome measures for patients with total joint arthroplasty along the continuum of care. For more information on how the toolkit was developed and to… Read More

AJRR Obtains CMS QCDR Designation

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had designated the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the collection of medical and/or clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking to foster improvement in the quality of care provided to patients. AJRR is partnering with CECity, a leading provider… Read More

AAHKS Hip Arthroplasty Quality Measures Work Group Meets

Under the joint leadership of First Vice President Jay Lieberman, MD and Quality Measures Subcommittee Chair David Mauerhan, MD the Hip Arthroplasty Quality Measures Work Group met on Saturday, August 16 in Rosemont. AAHKS formed the Work Group to identify and define quality measures to improve outcomes for patients undergoing a hip arthroplasty.  This project is utilizing the… Read More

AAHKS Chair Leads Hip and Knee Measures Discussion at AAOS Summit

Evidence-based Medicine Committee Chair, Adolph J. Yates, MD was invited to present a summary of AAHKS activities in the area of measure development at last week’s AAOS Performance Measures Development Summit in Rosemont, Illinois. The summit educated participants on the process of developing, implementing and validating orthopaedic performance measures. AAHKS is positioned ahead of many other specialty groups… Read More