Rep. Price Introduces HIP Act to Delay CJR

This week, Representative Tom Price, MD (R-GA) introduced H.R. 4848, the Healthy Inpatient Procedures Act of 2016 (HIP Act) that aims to suspend operation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment...

Symposia Due May 2 for AAHKS 2016

Attendees of the AAHKS Annual Meeting look forward to the Symposia as the most informative and compelling segments of the conference. The AAHKS Annual Meeting Program Committee is looking for symposia topics that are cutting edge, controversial, or innovative....

Spring Meeting Cherry Blossom Forecast

The century-old cherry trees lining the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC reached peak bloom on March 24. Depending on weather, the blossoms can remain on the trees for days after as the leaves come in. The Tidal Basin is in walking distance of the Grand Hyatt Washington...

Peripheral Nerve Blocks Linked to Improved Outcomes

The use of peripheral nerve blocks (PNB) is associated with better medical and economic outcomes in patients receiving hip and knee replacement, according to research being presented at the 41st Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting later this...

What Patients are Reading: Combating Chronic Knee Pain

The Chicago Tribune featured an article this week on knee replacement surgery and its effectiveness in treating knee pain. The article looked at osteoarthritis and other conservative therapies and cites a study in The New England Journal of Medicine. Interviews with...
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