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Register Today for Periprosthetic Fractures Webinar

AAHKS is holding a webinar for AAHKS members, “Periprosthetic Fractures following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty” on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (Central). Faculty are: Craig J. Della Valle, MD, George J. Haidukewych, MD, Frank Liporace, MD and John Callaghan, MD. Learn more and register today. CME Credit The California Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the… Read More

Report Issued Following PRO Summit

AAHKS has released a detailed report of the AAHKS Quality and Patient Safety Summit on Total Joint Arthroplasty that it hosted in Baltimore on August 31, 2015. The report details the recommendations made by the attendees to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The consensus reached in the Summit allowed the participating organizations to comment on… Read More

Pre-Meeting Symposia, Hotel Filling Up

Registrations for industry symposia held on Thursday and Friday of the 25th Annual Meeting November 5-8, 2015 have been steadily coming in. There is still room in the symposia, but the block of hotel rooms at the meeting headquarters is nearly full. The AAHKS group rate of $147 per night is available only until October 15, 2015. Register… Read More

Is the MOC 10-year Exam on its Way Out?

Medscape Orthopedics reported that the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has announced that it will consider replacing its 10-year maintenance of certification (MOC) exam with shorter, more frequent testing that physicians could take at home or in the office. ABIM’s 2020 Task Force recommendations “are the latest development in what might be called the MOC Spring, in… Read More

Women in Orthopaedics Study Shows Athletics as Pathway to Specialty

A study published as a Guest Editorial in Healio’s Orthopedics, “Barriers to Women Entering Field of Orthopedic Surgery” by Emily K. Miller, BA and Dawn M. LaPorte, MD examined data from a survey of 777 members of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and oral history interviews. The authors concluded that “women are more underrepresented in orthopedics than in… Read More

Psoriatic Arthritis No Effect on Hip Replacement Outcome

MD Magazine reported on a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology on whether psoriatic arthritis has an effect on the outcome of hip replacement surgery. The article references a previous Mayo Clinic study from 2005 that showed psoriatic arthritis can lead to hip joint disease in a minority of patients. The recent study concluded that “patients with psoriatic… Read More

Visit the New AAHKS ICD-10 Resource Center

With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implementation of ICD-10 starting on October 1, 2015, AAHKS has compiled several resources to help ease the transition. ICD-10 expands the number of codes from 16,000 to 68,000 from the previous iteration, and although claims will not be denied because of miscoding for a period of 12 months, this… Read More

You Don’t Want to Miss Sunday!

The 25th Annual Meeting is packed with once-a-year learning opportunities all the way through Noon on Sunday, November 8 when the meeting adjourns. Be sure to schedule your flights leaving Dallas on Sunday afternoon so that you can maximize your experience at this year’s Annual Meeting. Here are some of Sunday’s highlights from the scientific program: Corrosion at… Read More

Arthroplasty Today Publishes September Issue

The third issue of the open-access, online journal Arthroplasty Today published the following articles: The value of international perspectives in orthopaedics by Stefano A. Bini, MD Popliteal artery damage during total knee arthroplasty by Dimitrios V. Papadopoulos, MD, Panagiotis Koulouvaris, MD, PhD, Marios G. Lykissas, MD, PhD, Dionysios Giannoulis, MD, MS, Aggelidakis Georgios, MD, Alexandros Mavrodontidis, MD, PhD… Read More

Call for Health Policy Fellow Applicants

The deadline to apply for the Health Policy Fellowship is approaching. To be considered, please email the requirements listed below to Joshua Kerr at jkerr@aahks.org no later than October 1, 2015: 1. Cover Letter 2. Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae 3. Personal statement: In 500 words or less, tell us why you want to be a Fellow and what your… Read More