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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

Performance Measures and Quality Improvement

Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty Performance Measure Set

The AAHKS Hip Arthroplasty Work Group has finalized the Primary Hip Arthroplasty Performance Measurement Set. The measures evaluate outcomes and appropriate preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care which are critical to improving patient function and quality of life.

Primary THA Performance Measure Document Downloads

» Entire Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty Performance Measure Set

» Measure #1: Postoperative Complications within 90 Days Following the Procedure

» Measure #2: Health and Functional Improvement

» Measure #3: Shared Decision-Making: Trial of Conservative (Non-surgical Therapy)

» Measure #4: Venous Thromboembolic and Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation

» Measure #5: Identification of Implanted Prosthesis in Operative Report

» ADDENDUM: Exclusions for Hip Fractures The addendum lists relevant hip fracture ICD – 10 – CM codes S72, M80, M84, and S32, which are the denominator exclusions for the AAHKS Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty Measurement Set.

Total Knee Replacement Performance Measure Set

AAHKS has developed physician performance measures and related data specifications in order to assist physicians in enhancing quality of care for patients undergoing total knee replacement (TKR). This measure set was approved by the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) in January 2013.

TKR Performance Measure Document Downloads

» Entire TKR Performance Measure Set.

» Measure #1a-1c (composite measure): Assessment of Patient History, Physical Examination, Radiographic Evidence of Arthritis

» Measure #2: Shared Decision Making: Trial of Conservative (Non-surgical) Therapy

» Measure #3: Venous Thromboembolic and Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation

» Measure #4: Preoperative Antibiotic Infusion with Proximal Tourniquet

»  Measure #5: Identification of Implanted Prosthesis in Operative Report

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