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AAHKS Advocacy Scores Major APM Win

AAHKS advocacy efforts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) resulted in positive reform on the Alternate Payment Model front. AAHKS worked in an alliance with the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons to approach CMS about changing the criteria for inclusion of hip fracture patients in the Bundled… Read More

MACRA Update from EBG

On May 9, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule addressing implementation of physician payment reforms included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). This proposed rule defines how CMS intends to shift traditional fee-for-service payments that reward physicians for the volume of services delivered to Medicare payments… Read More

Orthopaedic Learning Center Hosts Value-based Care Symposium

Presented by the Value-based Healthcare Consortium, “Value Based Care and its Implications: Preparing for Bundled Payments and CJR” takes place on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in the Orthopaedic Headquarters in Rosemont, Ill. AAHKS members Joseph Bosco, MD, Richard Iorio, MD and Board member Ryan Nunley, MD are the featured experts. Full details.

AAHKS and AJRR Posters Presented at International Registry Meeting

The International Society of Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR) hosts the 5th International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries annual meeting from May 28 – 30, 2016 in Wrightington and Manchester in the United Kingdom. The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the official Registry of AAHKS, will have posters featured at ISAR meeting as well as the poster from AAHKS on the… Read More

AAHKS Members Get Involved

Many AAHKS members belong humanitarian organizations and volunteer their time and resources to provide care in underserved communities around the world. One organization, Faith in Practice, recently returned from a mission trip to Guatemala with several AAHKS members and created this video. If you’re interested in volunteering on a medical mission, you can find the organizations that AAHKS… Read More

Earn CME at AAHKS UKA Knee Webinar

The next AAHKS Webinar, “Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (UKA)”  moderated by David F. Dalury, MD, takes place on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) with faculty presentations by Craig J. Della Valle, MD; William G. Hamilton, MD; Wael K. Barsoum, MD and Adolph V. Lombardi, MD. Get complete details, and register now! Description This course will equip… Read More

Attend Latin American Meeting of Hip and Knee Surgeons

AAHKS is cobranding the 12th Latin American Meeting of Hip and Knee Surgeons 2016 (ELCCR 2016) in Cartagena, Colombia from August 3-6, 2016. AAHKS members will be presenting on the program. Full details. Tip: if you need to translate the website into another language, use Google Chrome as the Web browser.  

Arthroplasty Today Articles in Press

The online journal from AAHKS, Arthroplasty Today, has “articles-in-press” posted in advance of the next issue. Some titles of full-text articles you can preview are: Surgical site infection and transfusion rates are higher in underweight total knee arthroplasty patients An unusual presentation of catastrophic failure of hip arthroplasty with a thigh mass Bilateral atypical femoral fracture and end-stage… Read More

Study Published on Protein Test for Hip/Knee Replacements

The American Association for the Advancement of Science reported on a new study that suggests natural proteins can be used to effectively test new replacement hip and knee joints in the laboratory. The work could help with improving design in order to reduce wear and tear and increase the lifespan of such prosthetics. Details are reported this week… Read More

Be a Part of Arthroplasty Today

Arthroplasty Today team

Call for Reviewers: Want to get involved in AAHKS? Want to expand your expertise and be part of the evidence based medicine movement? We are looking for reviewers for our open-access journal Arthroplasty Today. Choose your areas of interest and availability. Submit your curriculum vitae (CV) to Denise Rodd, AAHKS Publications Committee liaison at drodd@aahks.org. Call for Surgical… Read More