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Last Weekend to Submit Symposium Proposals and Videos

Monday is the deadline to submit symposium proposals and surgical technique videos for consideration in the 25th Annual Meeting program. Symposia are meant for cutting edge, controversial, new or innovative topics. Symposia topics should be well balanced and feature a blend of differing styles, techniques or management. Log in to submit symposium proposals. The AAHKS Program Committee will… Read More

National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference Wrapping Up in DC

AAHKS members and staff attended the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) hosted by AAOS in Washington, D.C. this week. The annual conference features leadership training, Capitol Hill visits, roundtable meetings, policy discussions, political reports and symposia. The AAOS also presented the 2015 Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Awards that recognize and honor efforts by journalists who further the public’s understanding… Read More

AAHKS Urges CMS to Create New DRG for Hip Fractures

In a letter to CMS this week, AAHKS President, Jay R. Lieberman, MD, expressed support of the recommendation by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to create a new DRG for hip fractures. The AAMC conducted an evidence-based review of the national impact of this unique sub-population on the more than 70% of BPCI Phase 2 national… Read More

House Committee Proposes Legislation for New Drugs, Treatments

The Hill reports that the House Energy and Commerce Committee submitted a draft of legislation that would speed up the approval of new drugs and treatments. The initiative is known as 21st Century Cures, and includes adding $10 billion to the National Institute of Health’s budget over the next five years. The legislation would also overhaul the Food… Read More

DJO Global Joins AAHKS as Bronze Corporate Partner

AAHKS is pleased to welcome DJO Global as its newest Corporate Partner. The Corporate Partnership program allows AAHKS to recognize those in the industry that demonstrate a commitment to supporting AAHKS in addressing the medical, educational, socioeconomic and health policy issues that we face together. DJO Global is a leading global medical device company providing solutions for musculoskeletal… Read More

Executive Director Attends MACRA Event at White House

Mike Zarski thanks President Barack Obama

  On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, AAHKS Executive Director, Michael J. Zarski, JD attended an event hosted by President Barack Obama in The White House Rose Garden to celebrate the signing of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) which repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate formula (SGR). In his remarks to the audience of health care organization representatives,… Read More

Match Results are In

The Adult Reconstruction/Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery Fellowship Match took place on April 23, 2015 with 79 programs offering 160 total positions. The number of participating applicants, positions offered and matched applicants continues to grow. A record number of 149 positions filled, leaving seven open positions in Tumor Surgery and four open positions in Adult Reconstruction positions. The SF Match… Read More

Medscape Releases Physician Compensation Report

After receiving compensation survey responses from 19,500 physicians in 25 specialties regarding their 2014 compensation, number of hours worked, practice changes and adapting to the new health care environment, Medscape has released their 2015 Physician Compensation Report including data on specialties. You can view the report in a slide show on the Medscape website.

Inside the Operating Room

WGBH Boston Public Radio featured a story about minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. The reporter, Edgar Herwick, observed a surgery performed by AAHKS member Stephen B. Murphy, MD. AAHKS President, Jay R. Lieberman, MD was also interviewed for the story. Listen to the podcast, read the article and view the slide show on the WGBH website.

In Memoriam: Victor M. Goldberg, MD

It is with sadness that we report the death of AAHKS member Victor M. Goldberg, MD on February 8, 2015. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife, children, family, friends, colleagues and patients. Among many awards and appointments, Dr. Goldberg earned the Kappa Delta award for his research on bone grafts and allotransplantation. Terry A. Clyburn, MD… Read More