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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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AJRR Launches TJR Risk Factor Data

Becker’s ASC Review covered the AJRR’s announcement at the AAOS Annual Meeting that they have released new specifications concerning collecting data on total joint replacement patients. The article highlights five key takeaways including, “Daniel J. Berry, MD, AJRR board of directors’ chair, said the Level II data allows surgeons spanning the nation to consider variables for surgical procedures… Read More

Visit AJRR at AAOS

If you are attending the AAOS Annual Meeting next week in San Diego, be sure to visit the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) booth at the San Diego Convention Center. Staff will be demonstrating the comprehensive dashboards and patient-reported outcomes platform. You can also discuss data specifications with staff and receive a copy of the AJRR 2016 Annual… Read More

AJRR Inviting All to Working Lunch in San Diego

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is hosting a User Group Network (Unet) meeting on Wednesday, March 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (PST). The meeting will be held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in conjunction with the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego. The meeting agenda will focus on sharing best practices and viewing the… Read More

What are Your Options for QPP this Year?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program (QPP) began on January 1, 2017. You should submit at least one measure between now and October 2, 2017 to ensure you do not incur a payment penalty; however, you get to pick your pace for the QPP. If you’re ready, you can begin anytime between January… Read More

Registry Participation Means Automatic Authorization

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) announced that effective the first quarter of 2017, it is expected that Blue Shield of California’s providers who are participants in the Registry will automatically receive authorization for their patients’ hip or knee replacement procedures. “This is great news for the state of California’s patients who are having hip or knee replacement… Read More

AAHKS and AJRR Hold Joint Staff Meeting

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As part of ongoing efforts to enhance collaboration between AAHKS and our official registry, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an all-staff lunch meeting was held recently. Personnel discussed new initiatives underway at each organization, acquainted each other with their job responsibilities and elaborated on the circumstances that make working together so strategically important.

Watch PQRS 101 Webinar Replay

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) hosted a webinar on the new Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) reporting method for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). A QCDR is a CMS-approved entity (such as a specialty society or certification board) that collects medical or clinical data for the purpose of patient and disease tracking to improve the quality and… Read More

Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center Launches with Additional Measures

AAHKS, the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) and the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) launched improvements to the Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center that allows for eligible professionals and institutions to participate in both the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Meaningful Use programs. The platform features 38 PQRS and custom measures. Collaboration between AJRR and AAHKS facilitated the addition… Read More

Quality Designation through Registry Participation

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the official Registry of AAHKS, is part of a list of criteria for QualityPath designation. To receive this esteemed Midwestern designation for knee and total hip replacement, hospitals and surgeons are required to be AJRR participants. The QualityPath program was created by The Alliance, a not-for-profit cooperative that exists to help their… Read More

AJRR Launches User Group Forum

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the official Registry of AAHKS, has launched the User Group Network (Unet) Web-based forum to provide all of AJRR’s users and participants the opportunity to interact and engage with each other about the hip and knee arthroplasty procedural data in this national registry. Unet is a private forum for AJRR users to… Read More