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Informed Consent

In this episode of The Journal of Arthroplasty’s: The Cut, Carl L. Herndon, MD, Elizabeth G. Lieberman, MD, Michael A. Mont, MD and Adam D. Bitterman, DO spoke candidly about the various methods of educating a patient about the risks, benefits and alternatives of a...

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Don’t Miss Monday’s FOCAL Webinar

FOCAL: Prevention of and Dealing with Lawsuits Monday, May 20 7 p.m. Central | 8 p.m. Eastern  Join faculty members Eric M. Cohen, MD, Craig J. McAsey, MD and James Bream, JD as they discuss practical approaches to this complex issue. Topics include the impact of...

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AAHKS CME Webinar on E/M Coding

“Coding It Right in the Office: Getting Paid for What You Do”  May 28, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. Central   Evaluation and management (E/M) coding was updated in 2021 and conversion factor changes have increased the value of office-based care. Don’t leave dollars on the table –...

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Most Popular April News Stories

We want to know what our members value, so it’s interesting to see which stories in the Weekly News get the most attention. In April, here were a few of the most popular stories:  At the top of the most-clicked list was the reciprocal membership opportunity with the...

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AAHKS Joins Letter to CMS Regarding PA Demonstration

Last week AAHKS joined more than a dozen national specialty societies in writing to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to oppose their intent to develop and implement a prior authorization demonstration for certain ambulatory surgical center (ASC)...

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Save the Date for Next AAHKS Webinar

“Coding It Right in the Office: Getting Paid for What You Do”  May 28, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. Central  Evaluation and management (E/M) coding was updated in 2021 and conversion factor changes have increased the value of office-based care. Don’t leave dollars on the table -...

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Dues Renewal Reminder & Thank-You

Thank you to all AAHKS members who have renewed their membership for 2024. We value your commitment to AAHKS and are honored to serve you. It’s not too late to renew! Pay your 2024 dues today to avoid membership termination. Keep your JOA subscription, benefits and...

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AAHKS Spring Meeting Two Weeks Away

We're just two weeks away from the 2024 AAHKS Spring Meeting, taking place May 2-4 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. Experience small-group education, five breakout sessions, an international session and collegial receptions at this small, case-based learning...

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Spring Meeting Featured Symposium

Join your colleagues and experts in arthroplasty at the AAHKS Spring Meeting, May 2-4 in Atlanta, and experience small-group education, five breakout sessions, an international session and collegial receptions. Don't miss Symposium 1, covering “Current Controversies...

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AAHKS Welcomes Physician Team Members

AAHKS recently expanded its Associate Member membership category to include anesthesiologists, internists and any physician who has a clinical role in treating patients undergoing TJA. This means all physicians involved in hip and knee surgical care have access to the...

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April FOCAL Educational Webinar

Kinematic vs. Mechanical Alignment: Current Concepts & Execution Monday, April 29 7 p.m. Central | 8 p.m. Eastern  Residents, fellows and new arthroplasty surgeons are welcome to attend this month’s free FOCAL webinar addressing established and emerging research on...

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Still Seeking Patient Feedback!

Don’t forget to ask your patients to provide testimonials about their experiences before, during and after hip and knee arthroplasty. The AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee has created the Patient Testimonial Portal to collect their stories and demonstrate...

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Spring Meeting Featured Symposium

Join your colleagues and experts in arthroplasty at the AAHKS Spring Meeting, May 2-4 in Atlanta, and experience small-group education, five breakout sessions, an international session and collegial receptions. One timely symposium will address MSK Value-Based Care:...

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Most-Read News Articles in March

See what your fellow arthroplasty surgeons are reading! These were the most popular stories published in the AAHKS Weekly News last month:  They’re looking to connect with AAHKS and stay up to date on arthroplasty: links to AAHKS Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages...

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Interested in Becoming a JOA Reviewer? 

Through the AAHKS JOA Reviewer Mentorship Program, you can get trained by the best reviewers on how to properly review a journal article. Open to current adult reconstruction fellows and recent graduates, the JOA Reviewer Mentorship Program pairs each new reviewer...

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Don’t Miss This Month’s FOCAL Webinar

Most Common Clinical Complaints – How to Deal with Complaints & When to Be Worried Monday, March 25 7 p.m. Central | 8 p.m. Eastern  FOCAL webinars are free, online learning opportunities for arthroplasty surgeons in training. Participate in interactive lectures and...

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Most-Read AAHKS News Stories in February

The 2024 AAHKS Spring Meeting topped the list as the most-clicked link in February. Spots are filling quickly, and attendance is capped at 250 – so don’t wait to register!  Next was the January 30 webinar on using principal care management codes to capture TJA...

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Most-Read News Articles in January 2024

See what stories were popular with other AAHKS members last month:  Registration opening for the 2024 AAHKS Spring Meeting. Join your colleagues in Atlanta!  The AAHKS Fellowship Education Improvement and Innovation Grant Program, which provides funding to address...

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New Arthroplasty Journal Issues Published

The Journal of Arthroplasty has published the February 2024 issue online, with AAHKS members receiving print copies as well. Issue highlights include initial outcomes from a new type of ceramic head, outcomes and risk factors for re-revision due to trunnion corrosion...

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Save the Date for AAHKS CME Webinar

Getting Reimbursed for TJA Pre-Optimization Work with Principal Care Management Code   Tuesday, January 30, 2024  5:00 p.m. Pacific | 7:00 p.m. Central | 8:00 p.m. Eastern    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved the inclusion of knee...

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