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...

CMS Announces Provider Relief in Quality Payment Program

At the end of June, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced “flexibilities for clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2020,” for providers impacted by the COVID-19...

Higher Percentage of Members Report Back to Work

AAHKS has completed the fourth member survey on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the practice of hip and knee replacement surgery. This survey focused on continued change and re-opening plans and processes. Here are some of the data we have collected: 61% all...

AAHKS Signs on to Provider Protection Bill Letter

AAHKS joined the American Medical Association and more than 130 other specialty and state medical societies in writing to U.S. House and U.S. Senate leaders expressing our support for the bipartisan H.R. 7059 bill, the “Coronavirus Provider Protection Act,” which...

HHS to Distribute Additional Provider Relief Funds

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this week that it is distributing additional funds from the Provider Relief Fund through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Funds will be made available to eligible Medicaid and...
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