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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘AAHKS Leadership’

Welcome New Board Members

New AAHKS Board Members took office at the AAHKS Board Meeting on March 15. Michael P. Bolognesi, MD is Second Vice President, and C. Lowry Barnes, MD is Third Vice president. Gregory G. Polkowski, MD is serving as Secretary; Ryan M. Nunley, MD is serving as Treasurer; J. Bohannon Mason, MD and R. Michael Meneghini, MD join the… Read More

Mark I. Froimson, MD Takes Office as AAHKS President

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On March 15, 2017, Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA took office as the 27th President of AAHKS during the Board of Directors meeting in San Diego. Dr. Froimson is Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Trinity Health – a nationwide, non-profit health care system. He formerly served as President and CEO of Euclid Hospital, a Cleveland… Read More

AAHKS Leaders Meet with Congress

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More than 40 Members of the AAHKS Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and staff are in Washington, D. C. to communicate AAHKS’ advocacy agenda to Congress. After hearing from Danielle Steele, Health Policy Counsel to the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgress (R-TX) and Philo Hall of Epstein Becker & Green about CMMI, they headed to Capitol Hill.… Read More

AAOS Call for Committee Applications

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) currently has 12 vacancies on its Adult Reconstruction Hip Program Committee and seven vacancies on its Adult Reconstruction Knee Program Committee. Committee members are responsible for grading abstracts and symposium applications and serving as paper session moderators and critical evaluators at the Annual Meeting. Applicants must be AAOS fellows and submit… Read More

AAHKS Member Considered for HHS Appointment

Representative Tom Price (R-GA) is on the short list of candidates to be Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Price is an orthopaedic surgeon and AAHKS member from Roswell, Georgia. As a senior member of the Ways & Means Committee, and Chairman of the Budget Committee, Dr. Price has spearheaded discussions around fair… Read More

New Board Members Nominated

At the AAHKS Business Meeting that took place during the 2016 Annual Meeting, members voted to approve the following members nominated to open positions on the AAHKS Board of Directors by the Nominating Committee: Second Vice President – Michael P. Bolognesi, MD Third Vice President – C. Lowry Barnes, MD Treasurer – Ryan M. Nunley, MD Secretary – Gregory G. Polkowski,… Read More

LAN Committed Partners Welcomes AAHKS

AAHKS has become a Committed Partner of the Heath Care Payment Learning & Action Network (LAN), which was created “to help achieve better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.” The partnership is between the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) private, public, and non-profit organizations to transform the nation’s health system to emphasize quality over volume. AAHKS… Read More

EHS Conference Concludes

AAHKS leadership at EHS

AAHKS President William A. Jiranek, MD, joined by Stefano A. Bini, MD, James I. Huddleston III, MD, William B. Macaulay, MD, Javad Parvizi, MD, and Thomas P. Vail, MD, presented a co-branded symposium and case-based discussion at this week’s European Hip Society Congress in Munich, Germany. AAHKS also hosted a booth at the conference promoting the Annual Meeting… Read More

AAHKS Leaders to Visit CMS and Capitol Hill

AAHKS leadership are heading to Baltimore and Washington, DC, to meet with officials from the CMS Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and Members of Congress. Discussion will revolve around Advanced Alternate Payment Model (APM) requirements, and how more AAHKS members can become eligible for receiving payment enhancements.

Task Force Created to Consider New Entity

At last week’s Board retreat, the AAHKS Board of Directors voted to proceed with the formation of a task force to examine the feasibility of forming a subsidiary to convene and manage a bundled payment program for interested members. The Board’s concern is that some members lack the organization and resources to benefit from new Medicare payment models, and… Read More