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AAHKS Looks Forward to Working with New HHS Secretary, Dr. Tom Price

February 10, 2017
For Immediate Release

Rosemont, Ill. – Following the confirmation of Congressman Tom Price as the new Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) congratulates Dr. Price on being appointed to a position for which he is uniquely suited.

Dr. Price’s experience as an orthopaedic surgeon gives him a critically important perspective on the real-world impact of health policy including the importance of access, coverage, the doctor-patient relationship, clinical decision making and challenges of navigating a complex health care environment. “We have confidence that as a fellow physician and AAHKS member, he will seek to put patients first in his role as HHS Secretary,” said William A. Jiranek, AAHKS President.

Working with Dr. Price in his role as a Congressional leader, AAHKS found him always willing to listen and to express concern about the impact of government programs on patients. We look forward to continuing our work with the HHS agencies, especially the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) now under the leadership of Dr. Price.


About the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons:

Established in 1991, the mission of AAHKS is to advance hip and knee patient care through education and advocacy. AAHKS has a membership of over 3,700 surgeons and other hip and knee health care professionals.

Denise Smith Rodd

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