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Join the Fun Run at AAHKS 2016

Fun Run and Walk

The “Orthos on the Move” 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk takes place on Saturday, November 12 at 6:00 a.m. The course is on the Trinity Strand Trail that runs through the Dallas Design District near all of the meeting hotels. Co-sponsored by ConforMIS and Pacira Pharmaceuticals, proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education… Read More

AAHKS Attends LAN Summit, Hill Visits

AAHKS President, William A. Jiranek, MD, represented the association in Washington, DC at Tuesday’s Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (LAN) Summit, of which AAHKS is a new Committed Partner. The Summit focused on development of Advanced Alternative Payment Models (Advanced APMs) under the CMS MACRA Quality Payment Program and for private payers. While in our nation’s… Read More

CAOS Fellow Training in New York

New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Irving Medical Center is currently hosting Dr. Habaxi Kaken through the AAHKS fellowship program in partnership with the Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS). The goal of this program is to help train individuals who have the capacity to return to China, develop quality joint replacement programs and become leaders in the field of… Read More

Terry Bradshaw Featured as Keynote for AAHKS 2016

Terry Bradshaw

At the invitation of AAHKS President William A. Jiranek, MD, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and broadcaster, Terry Bradshaw, will be the feature of the keynote program at the 26th AAHKS Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Mr. Bradshaw will engage in a question and answer session during the program. To register for the meeting and… Read More

Last Days to Reserve Hotel for AAHKS 2016

Room rate guarantees end soon for the 26th AAHKS Annual Meeting. The AAHKS room block rates at the Hilton Anatole expire tonight, October 21, but will close earlier depending on availability. The DoubleTree by Hilton‘s room block goes through 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on October 25, and will also end early if rooms fill up.

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

CMS Releases Final MACRA Regulations

CMS released the eagerly-awaited Final Rule implementing the new Medicare physician Quality Payment Program (QPP) as authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The QPP incentivizes quality physician services through the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) which adjusts Medicare reimbursement beginning in 2019 based on physician performance measured in 2017 and beyond. Physicians… Read More

Duke University Hosts Twitter Journal Club

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., the Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Division of Adult Reconstruction will be hosting the first Twitter-moderated Journal Club at Duke for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. AAKHS President, William A. Jiranek, MD will serve as the guest faculty, and will discuss, The Journal of Arthroplasty’s “What Financial Incentives Will… Read More

Arthroplasty Today Articles in Press

View the latest Articles-in-Press on ArthroplastyToday.org: “Late hemorrhagic pseudoseptic arthritis encountered during total knee arthroplasty due to hyaluronic acid viscosupplementation” “Prepping the knee in maximal flexion: getting into every nook, cranny, and fold” “Nontraumatic tibial polyethylene insert cone fracture in mobile-bearing posterior-stabilized total knee arthroplasty” “Still no single gold standard for using cementless femoral stems routinely in total… Read More