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Final Day of #AAHKS2022

In AAHKS General session today, the program finishes with strong clinical content, including the Surgical Tips and Tricks to Save you During Revision THAs: Video Based Demonstrations Symposium, moderated by Matthew P. Abdel, MD. Other symposia covered recent research...

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2022 AAHKS Business Meeting

The final day of #AAHKS2022 began with the AAHKS member Business Meeting, where members approved a change to the composition of the Board. They also voted to approve the nominations for four Board positions and three 2023 Nominating Committee members. Congratulations...

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2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting by the Numbers

Attendance: 4,000+ (plus almost 400 virtual attendees)  Podium presentations: 56  AAHKS Award papers: 3  Symposia: 8  Scientific posters: 104 live, more than 300 ePosters  Industry symposia: 21 symposia and 3 labs  Exhibitors: 140  33% space increase and 40 more...

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Claim Your Annual Meeting CME Credit

Within the next week, #AAHKS2022 meeting attendees will receive an email from AAHKS with a link to complete the 2022 Meeting Evaluation survey. Once the survey is complete, you will be directed to a link to claim your CME credit and have it added to your AAHKS...

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Post-Meeting Recordings

All General Sessions from the 2022 Annual Meeting were recorded and will be posted on LEARN, the AAHKS online educational platform, within the next two weeks. All live and virtual attendees will automatically have access to the recordings to watch any presentations...

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Keynote Session from Robert Pearl, MD

Dr. Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, the nation’s largest medical group, overseeing 10,000 physicians and 38,000 staff responsible for the care of 5 million patients. Named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders, Pearl...

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Poster Exhibition Opens

The 2022 AAHKS Poster Exhibition opened today, featuring the 100 top posters selected from more than 300 submissions. Attendees onsite in Texas can view them in the Longhorn Exhibit Hall C. Virtual attendees and anybody interested in seeing new research can view the...

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Ask the Expert Case Sessions

Annual Meeting attendees were invited to bring their complex cases and questions to the “Ask the Experts” Case Sessions today to get direct feedback from faculty and peers. Four Case Sessions focused on primary hip, primary knee, revision hip and revision knee...

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Resident Education Opportunities

AAHKS welcomed 140 residents to our Resident Lab Course today. The day began with a Bioskills Lab that provided hands-on training in hip and knee arthroplasty techniques, followed by a working Business Lunch. The day concluded with a Cement Lab. Residents had to apply...

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Industry Support Enhances Meeting

The Industry Symposia schedule of close to 30 separate sessions kicked off today, showcasing new products and technologies designed to enhance the practice of hip and knee surgeons. These sessions are separate from the official #AAHKS2022 program and do not offer AMA...

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AAHKS2022 ePosters

AAHKS members are encouraged to view the more than 300 ePosters submitted for presentation at the 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting online. The posters will be available for viewing on Thursday, November 3, at 5:00 p.m. Central. Access the AAHKS ePoster website from any...

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Still Time to Attend Virtually

The 2022 Virtual AAHKS Annual Meeting remains open for registration! Created during the COVID pandemic, the Virtual Annual Meeting option provides live-stream access to the #AAHKS2022 General Session content, including all Sessions, Symposia and special presentations,...

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#AAHKS2022 Is Next Week

The 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting is taking place next week at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center near Dallas, Texas. We expect a close to record-breaking attendance joining us for unparalleled research papers and posters, innovative science in the Learning...

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Two Weeks Out From #AAHKS2022

We’re two weeks away from the 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting, Nov. 3-6 in Dallas. The AAHKS Mobile app has launched just in time for the meeting. Limited to AAHKS members and meeting attendees, the app features customizable schedules and tools to foster connection and...

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Featured Industry Symposium

Title: Continuum of Care in TJA Time: Thursday, November 3, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central  Sponsored by Smith+Nephew, this didactic session will provide an overview of the SNN continuum of care. Topics include “Intraoperative Flexibility in Hip Arthroplasty: Cement or...

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AT Publishes October Issue

The AAHKS open-access journal Arthroplasty Today (AT) has published its October edition online, featuring case reports, systemic reviews and letters to the editor in addition to original research submitted for publication. Research articles in this month’s AT include...

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Donate Now to Support FARE

The Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) is a philanthropic organization facilitating the AAHKS mission to advance patient care through leadership in education, advocacy and research. FARE provides annual grants of up to $200,000 to support...

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Featured Industry Symposium

Advantages of Advanced Irrigation Technologies Thursday, Nov. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Next Science, the program will be a combination of presentation of extensive clinical studies with a novel irrigation technology both in primary joint replacement as well as...

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Call for Membership Research Surveys

If you are interested in submitting a research survey to current AAHKS membership, we invite you to share your study with the Research Committee. Survey proposals can be submitted through the website. Proposals must include survey investigators, a brief abstract and a...

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Annual Meeting Just ONE MONTH Away

We’re just one month away from the 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting, Nov. 3-6 in Dallas. Taking place in an all-new venue, expect this year’s event to highlight the latest innovative research in arthroplasty through dynamic sessions, expert speakers and scientific posters...

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Featured Industry Symposium

Beyond Bundles: Get Paid What You’re Worth Friday, Nov. 4, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sponsored by Health Here Surgeons deliver the highest value component of an orthopedic episode of care, but current reimbursement models are selling orthopedic surgeons short. Massive...

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October JOA Now Available

The Journal of Arthroplasty has published the October 2022 issue online. Original research articles include a study on how manipulation after primary TKA affects infection and revision rates, factors associated with abnormal joint contact pressure and systematic...

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Don’t Miss Diversity Webinar, October 3

The AAHKS Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) invites members to a panel discussion about the importance of mentorship in arthroplasty, particularly for minorities. The newly established Diversity Mentorship Program aims to recruit and enrich the professional development...

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Featured Industry Symposium

Enter a New World of Postoperative Pain Management Heron Therapeutics Pain management in the first 72 hours after surgery is critical.  As the body’s inflammatory process unfolds, the surgical site becomes increasingly acidic and limits the efficacy of local...

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Arthroplasty Today Publishes New Research

AAHKS’s open-access journal, Arthroplasty Today, recently published its August 2022 edition.  Read original research on topics including returning to work and driving after robotics-assisted TKA, blood loss during conventional vs. MAKOplasty TKA and the ABLE anterior...

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AAHKS Welcomes New Staff

AAHKS is pleased to welcome new staff member Amy Bolivar as Education Specialist.  In this position, Amy will be responsible for coordinating and supporting in-person and virtual education programs, as well as maintaining online platforms including the member...

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AAHKS Leaders Lobby on Capitol Hill

AAHKS leaders met with members of Congress to urge them to pass prior authorization and physician safety legislation, as well as physician payment updates. Representatives Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN) introduced Supporting Medicare Providers Act of...

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AAHKS Comments on OPPS Proposed Rule

This week, AAHKS submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule for calendar year 2023. The comments included support for proposed increases to the weights of the...

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AAHKS Seeking Input on Telemedicine Use

The CPT/RUC has developed a Telemedicine Office Visits Workgroup to determine the next steps in the coding and valuation of office visits performed via audiovisual and audio-only technology. They have asked specialty societies to provide some basic information to help...

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AAHKS Comments on Medicare Advantage RFI

Last week, AAHKS submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Request for Information (RFI) on the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. Our comments focused on issues around prior authorization, which were informed by our March 2022...

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AAHKS Leaders Meet with CMMI

This week, AAHKS President Bryan D. Springer, MD, Second Vice President James I. Huddleston, III, MD and Health Policy Council and Advocacy Committee Chair Adam J. Rana, MD, met with Chris Ritter, MPA, PhD, Acting Deputy Director of the CMS Center for Medicare and...

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Reminder for August’s FOCAL Webinar

How to Review Manuscripts: From Randomized Studies to Database Studies and Meta-Analyses, An Example-Based Webinar Monday, August 29, 2022  |  8:00 p.m. Eastern / 7:00 p.m. Central   Join the next FOCAL webinar to hear moderator Michael A. Mont, MD, and expert faculty...

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Apply to OMeGA Review Committee

Demonstrating our partnership and combined efforts to support quality graduate medical education, the Orthopaedic Medical Grants Association (OMeGA) invites AAHKS members to apply to serve on its 2023 Review Committee (RC).  RC applicants must be non-conflicted...

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JOA Publishes September Issue

The Journal of Arthroplasty has published the September 2022 issue online. Original research articles include studies on same-day discharge among TKA patients in their 80s, a meta-analysis and systematic review of linkages between TJA readmissions and mental health...

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Save the Date for August’s FOCAL Webinar

Topic: How to Review Manuscripts: From Randomized Studies to Database Studies and Meta-Analyses, An Example-Based Webinar Date: August 29, 2022 Time: 7:00 p.m. Central  Join the next FOCAL webinar to hear moderator Michael A. Mont, MD and expert faculty demonstrate...

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AAHKS Launches Diversity Award

Do you know someone who is committed to making hip and knee arthroplasty more diverse and more accessible to all patients? That includes working to increase the number of women and/or underrepresented minorities entering the field of hip and knee arthroplasty and...

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New Research Published Online

AAHKS’s open access journal Arthroplasty Today has published its June 2022 edition. Read original research “Bacteremia in Patients Undergoing Debridement, Antibiotics, and Implant Retention Leads to Increased Reinfections and Costs” and “Taking the Long Way to Care:...

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CMS Releases Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

On July 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule. Read our full summary here. CMS proposes to decrease the PFS conversion factor by $1.53 to $33.08 due to statutory...

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