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2022 AAHKS Spring Meeting A Success

The 2022 AAHKS Spring Meeting convened in-person last weekend in San Francisco for the first time since 2019. More than 140 orthopaedic surgeons met for symposia on a variety of topics such as PJI, the move to outpatient and ASC TJA and leadership in the arthroplasty...

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AAHKS is Seeking Your Input on Advocacy Issues

As part of our ongoing commitment to health policy advocacy, the AAHKS Advocacy Committee invites you to participate in a brief poll. The goals of this poll are to better identify the most pressing health policy issues affecting the AAHKS community and guide the...

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The YAG Augment: AAHKS Past Presidents on Association Innovation and Future (Season 2, Episode 7)

In this episode, recorded at the 2021 AAHKS Annual Meeting, the Augment hosts are joined by AAHKS Past Presidents Drs. Lowry Barnes, Dan Berry and Rich Iorio. Dr. Barnes discusses development of the Diversity Advisory Board and addressing evolving member and patient...

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AAHKS Co-Brands Meetings on Two Continents

This week, AAHKS participated in co-branded meetings in Europe and South America. On April 22-23, AAHKS joined the 7th International Mayo Clinic and Clinica San Bernardo Conference in Lima, Peru. Then, on April 29, AAHKS hosted a co-branded symposium with the European...

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Spring Meeting FEATURED Symposium

Ensuring Success in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Saturday, May 15 Join moderator Matthew P. Abdel, MD and expert faculty Matthew S. Austin, MD, Daniel J. Berry, MD, and Ran Schwarzkopf, MD for informative discussions on topics including varus and valgus...

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Save the Date for April 25 FOCAL Webinar

The April 25 FOCAL webinar, Complex Case Conference: Fellows’ Revenge, will have adult reconstruction fellows present challenging hip and knee surgery cases to attendings from different institutions, who will then discuss diagnosis, treatment, and overall care....

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REMINDER: AAHKS Member Website Survey

AAHKS is preparing to redesign our website and is seeking feedback about how members use resources on the site. Do you come to browse information, access practice resources, check your CME report or register for meetings? Our goal is to ensure that AAHKS’ online...

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Family Dynamics Between Female and Male Orthopaedic Surgeons

Our latest podcast series was recorded at the 2021 AAHKS Annual Meeting with co-hosts, Stefano A. Bini, MD and Anna R. Cohen-Rosenblum, MD.  In this recording, they were joined by, Courtney D. Bell, MD and Danielle Y. Ponzio, MD who discussed the rigorous training,...

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AAHKS Member Website Survey

AAHKS is preparing to redesign our website and is seeking feedback about how members use resources on the site. Do you come to browse information, access practice resources, check your CME report or register for meetings? Our goal is to ensure that AAHKS’ online...

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JOA Publishes April Issue

The Journal of Arthroplasty has published the April 2022 issue online. Published research articles include “Patients From Medically Underserved Areas Are at Increased Risk for Nonhome Discharge and Emergency Department Return After TJA,” “Patient and Surgeon...

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Spring Meeting Featured Symposium

Symposium Topic Preview: Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty   This symposium will cover the latest topics in outpatient TJA, arguably the hottest topic in hip and knee arthroplasty in 2022. The expert faculty will provide the latest education and information on...

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Journals Announce New Social Media Editors

Social media is a means to connect and engage with your audience and to amplify your messages. That’s why we are proud to announce that starting April 1st, Anna R. Cohen-Rosenblum, MD will serve as social media editor for Arthroplasty Today and Jaime L. Bellamy, DO...

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AAHKS Elects New President

On Wednesday, March 23, the AAHKS Board met in Chicago. During the meeting, President Richard Iorio, MD, passed the gavel to 2022-2023 President Bryan D. Springer, MD. The Board also welcomed R. Michael Meneghini, MD as Third Vice president and Ronald Delenois, MD and...

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AAHKS Member Pens Forbes Article

AAHKS Health Policy Fellow Prem N. Ramkumar, MD, MBA, wrote an article for Forbes published March 19, titled “Should Millennials Start Saving Money For Their Joint Replacement Now?” The article examines efforts by commercial and government payers to lower costs around...

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Can’t-Miss Sessions at AAOS Next Week

Attending the AAOS Annual Meeting in Chicago next week? Don’t miss the Dominik C. Meyer Award Presentation and Lecture on March 24 at 1:30 p.m. The Meyer Award, created by Switzerland’s ResOrtho Foundation, honors transformatory discoveries, innovations, and...

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AAHKS Winter 2022 Update Published

The Winter 2022 issue of AAHKS Update has been posted online and mailed to members. Published three times a year, the newsletter includes a report from AAHKS President Richard Iorio, MD, a 2022 health policy outlook, award winners from the 2021 Annual Meeting, and...

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AAHKS Prior Authorization Impact Poll

AAHKS is seeking input from Fellow and Candidate members to capture the challenges and problems you are facing recently with Prior Authorization. The issue of Prior Authorization has caught the attention of Congress and the Department of Health and Human Services and...

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AAHKS, ACR Release Updated Guidelines

AAHKS and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) have released updated guidelines for the Perioperative Management of Antirheumatic Medication in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases Undergoing Elective Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty. The guideline, updated from...

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Now Accepting Annual Meeting Abstracts

The Program Committee invites abstract submissions and symposium proposals for the 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Abstracts may be submitted on the AAHKS website; symposium proposals are due by May 2, and abstract submissions are due by June 1. AAHKS is seeking...

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The YAG Augment: Dataset Discussions and Arthroplasty Today (Season 2, Episode 3)

In this episode, recorded at the 2021 AAHKS Annual Meeting, the Augment hosts are joined first by Dr. Ryland Kagan, who discusses the paper he presented, “Disagreement in Readmission Rates After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Across Datasets”, dealing with population...

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Register for February FOCAL Webinar

Patellofemoral Arthroplasty / Patellar Resurfacing: Tips & Tricks Monday, February 28 7:00 p.m. Central / 8:00 p.m. Eastern  Join AAHKS expert faculty Ryan M. Nunley, MD, Jess H. Lonner, MD, and Kevin B. Fricka, MD for an educational discussion of patellar resurfacing...

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2022 AAHKS Spring Meeting Agenda Announced!

The agenda for the 2022 AAHKS Spring Meeting, May 12-14 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, has been announced:   Back to the Basics—Ensuring Success in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. Moderator: James A. Browne, MD Orthopaedic E/M Coding in 2022—What You Need...

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REMINDER: Tibocorrosion Webinar Next Week

Tribocorrosion: What Every Joint Replacement Surgeon Should Know Tuesday, March 1 7:00 p.m. Central | 8:00 p.m. Eastern This webinar will provide an update on tribocorrosion as it relates to modern day total hip arthroplasty. Expert faculty will review mechanisms of...

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JOA Publishes March Issue

The Journal of Arthroplasty has published the March 2022 issue online. Published research articles include “The Impact of Pre-Operative Healthcare Utilization on Complications, Readmissions, and Post-Operative Healthcare Utilization Following Total Joint...

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AAHKS Joins Call for CMS Process Revision

Last week AAHKS joined 14 other orthopaedic specialty societies in expressing several concerns regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Medically Unlikely Edit (MUE) and Procedure-to-Procedure Edit (PTP)...

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LAST CALL FOR FARE proposals Due Feb 14

Initial applications for the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) spring cycle grant are due by Monday, February 14. The application, which serves as the Letter of Intent (LOI), will be reviewed by the AAHKS Research Committee, and a decision will...

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Register Today for NEW AAHKS Webinar

Tribocorrosion: What Every Joint Replacement Surgeon Should Know Tuesday, March 1, 2022 7:00 PM Central | 8:00 PM Eastern   This webinar will provide an update on tribocorrosion as it relates to modern day total hip arthroplasty. Expert faculty will review mechanisms...

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Get Counted in the AAHKS Census!

The AAHKS Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) continues to seek input from AAHKS members on how to build inclusivity for all. Join DAB Committee Member Alex Betech, MD, in adding your voice to the census! We appreciate your efforts in helping AAHKS recognize us all. Don’t...

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Registration is Now Open!

Reserve your spot today for the 2022 AAHKS Spring Meeting, May 12-14, 2022, in San Francisco. This intimate meeting is capped at just 250 participants. It combines general and breakout sessions, emphasizing case-based learning in small-group settings with some of the...

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AT Article Chronicles Arthroplasty Experiences in APMs

This week Arthroplasty Today published “Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Alternative Payment Model Successes and Challenges,” which is a response to a New England Journal of Medicine article authored by former Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for...

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New CME Opportunity on LEARN

If you missed the 2021 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas last November, recordings of the General Session are now available as an online CME course for orthopaedic physicians. Log on to your AAHKS account on LEARN to access the course and earn up to 21.5 AMA PRA Category...

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January 2022 FOCAL Webinar

The first FOCAL Webinar of 2022, “Highlights of the 2021 AAHKS Annual Meeting,” will take place on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. (Central). Join moderators Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc, and Adam A. Sassoon, MD, MS, for this free, non-CME event as they review...

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Latest JOA Published

The February 2022 edition of The Journal of Arthroplasty is available for AAHKS members to read online here. This peer-reviewed journal publishes the highest quality original research related to joint replacement and the treatment of its complications. Authors are...

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Remember to Renew Your AAHKS Membership

AAHKS 2021 memberships expired on December 31. If you haven’t done so already, there are three ways to renew your membership for 2022: Email: Electronic invoices were sent on Tuesday, December 14, to all email addresses on file with AAHKS. Online: Login to the AAHKS...

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Most-Read Articles in December

See what’s important to your colleagues! The most popular AAHKS Weekly News stories in December 2021 were: Write Congress to About Reimbursement Reductions asking AAHKS members to contact their elected officials to stop further reductions to Medicare reimbursement....

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Support Arthroplasty Research

As we head into the final weeks of 2021, your financial support is important to the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE)! While most of the funding for FARE comes directly from AAHKS, public support is essential to maintain FARE’s status as a...

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CMS Physician Pay Relief Bill Signed into Law

Last week, President Biden signed a bill, passed by Congress, providing short-term physician payment relief. The bill delays 6% of nearly 10% proposed Medicare cuts, including delaying and suspending three policies causing Medicare cuts. Specifically, the bill...

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