CMS Proposes Cuts to Total Joint Arthroplasty

On August 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for the 2021 calendar year. The proposal significantly impacts hip and knee surgeons and their health care professional teams by devaluing the...

AAHKS Signs Scope of Practice Letter to VA

On June 24, AAHKS joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and more than 85 other specialty and state societies expressing concerns about the Health Care Practice in Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Memorandum published by the Under Secretary of Health on April 21, 2020....

Letter to HHS Requests Help in Financial Distress

AAHKS joined the AMA and 100 other medical societies in urging Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar “under the public health emergency declaration to preserve patient access to care and mitigate financial distress due to the pandemic” by implementing the RUC...

AAHKS Supports Health Care Workers’ Mental Health Resources

In May, AAHKS joined more than 50 health care organizations in supporting Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi’s (D-ILL) Congressional colleague letter, which called for developing a Health and Human Resources (HHS) grant program to allow health care workers and facilities...

AAHKS Comments on CJR Extension Proposed Rule

This week AAHKS submitted comments regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule to extend the Comprehensive Care Joint Replacement (CJR) Model Three Year Extension and Changes to Episode Definition and Pricing. The proposed rule...
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