COVID-19 ResourcesAAHKS is making this information available in one place for orthopaedic surgeons.
AAHKS members are part of the healthcare system’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As an organization, we support the U.S. Surgeon General, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state public health officials as well as local healthcare facilities as they coordinate the best response to this public health crisis. We recognize conditions vary across the country and that our response will evolve as better tests, prophylaxis and treatments become available.
AAHKS is currently supporting hip and knee surgeons to manage patients whose surgeries are delayed and to efficiently provide pre- and post-operative patient care through telemedicine.
A special supplement to the Journal of Arthroplasty will feature articles that cover a number of issues like the orthopaedic response from the epicenter, resuming surgery, changes to orthopaedic education, managing patient care, PPE best practices and more. Articles are online in press and open access now.
Briefs from Epstein Becker & Green P.C.,
AAHKS Advocacy Partner
4/29/20 CMS Flexibilities for Physicians and Other Clinicians: coding for physical therapy telemedicine waivers
4/17/20 CMS Current Emergencies Page with infection control guidelines for CAH and ASC.
Patient Education from AAHKS
3/19/2020 Joint Care at Home During COVID-19
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
4/16/2020 3M Skin Protection with PPE FAQ
4/17/2020 Stryker guidance on helmet modification
4/17/2020 Stryker helmet and toga specifications
4/01/2020 CDC Guidance on Use of Face Masks
Medical Association COVID-19 Resources
3/27/20 AAOS overview: CARES Act
3/27/20 ABOS Announcements
3/19/20 American College of Surgeons
3/19/20 American Medical Association
Videos, Podcasts, Webinars
5/8/20 CMS Video on Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services (updated since 4/6/20)
5/6/20 OrthoEvidence podcast with Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS: 3 Critical Considerations in Resuming Elective Surgery
4/17/20 AAHKS Amplified podcast for surgeons: Managing Hip and Knee Patient Care During COVID-19
4/17/20 AAHKS Amplified podcast for patients: Awaiting Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery During COVID-19 and How to Manage Pain at Home