Take Action: Write Congress to Prevent Medicare Cuts!

AAHKS is working with AAOS to ask Congress to pass “H.R. 8702, the Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020,” which would protect specialty healthcare professionals who are caring for our nation’s vulnerable Medicare population...

AAHKS Signs Letter to HHS Secretary Regarding Executive Order

AAHKS joined more than 100 other specialty and state medical societies in a letter to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar, II regarding the October 3, 2019 Executive Order entitled, “Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation’s...

AAHKS Returns to Capitol for AAOS NOLC

by Stephen M. Engstrom, MD 2018-2019 AAHKS Health Policy Fellow This week, AAHKS members and staff returned to Washington, D.C. as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) to meet with members of...

MedPAC Recommends MIPS Elimination – FAQ

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently published its semiannual report to Congress, which includes a recommendation to eliminate the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). While MedPAC has recommended the elimination of MIPS on more than one...
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