CMS Issues Final Rule for Pilot Payment Model

On Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program (CJR). Seven changes were published with the final rule including a new start date of April 1, 2016, and a reduction of the...

Delegation to AMA Reports on Activities

AMA Delegate Chris J. Dangles, MD and Alternate Delegate Edward C. Tanner, MD, attended the AMA Interim Meeting in Atlanta November 14-17, 2015. Dr. Dangles and Dr. Tanner attended the presentation of over 100 resolutions and committee reports including Resolution 917...

AJRR Offers Speaker Support Materials to AAHKS Members

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is providing speaker support materials for use in talks, presentations, and lectures. There are two PowerPoint slide presentations that feature 2014 AJRR Annual Report findings and figures:   AJRR 2014 Annual Report –...

Historic 25th Annual Meeting

When a record of 1,253 abstracts were submitted for the AAHKS 25th Annual Meeting, it was a good indication that this year’s meeting would be great. The meeting, which took place in Dallas November 5-8, 2015, had a record 2,434 total attendees – up 25% from the 2014...
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