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MedPAC Recommends MIPS Elimination – FAQ

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently published its semiannual report to Congress, which includes a recommendation to eliminate the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). While MedPAC has recommended the elimination of MIPS on more than one occasion, Congress is not likely to take action on repealing MIPS and will leave any changes to the Centers for Medicare… Read More

2018 Membership Dues Reminder

The majority of AAHKS members have renewed their 2018 membership, and we would like to thank those members again. We value our members and want to alert those who have not yet renewed their membership for this year that payment was due in January. We know from prior years that few, if any, members want to be dropped… Read More

New Patient Education from AAHKS: Good Recovery

Here is an excerpt from the latest article, “Good Health = Good Recovery after Joint Surgery,” published by the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee. Your overall health is important and can have a major impact on how well you do after hip or knee replacement surgery. It is important to discuss your health with your physician so… Read More

Co-Branded Meeting in Lima, Peru Kicks Off

AAHKS in Peru

AAHKS is co-hosting the 5th International Course on Hip and Knee Replacement with Clinica San Bernardo and Mayo Clinic this weekend in Lima, Peru. As part of the course, we are holding an AAHKS members-only luncheon with patients and clinical discussion. In addition, we are hosting an AAHKS booth to promote international membership and attendance at the Spring… Read More

OpWalk Missions in Central America

OpWalk Nicaragua

Operation Walk missions are taking place in Honduras and Nicaragua this week. The Operation Walk LA chapter is in Nicaragua, and Operation Walk Carolinas is providing care for patients in Honduras. AAHKS Research Manager, Chiara Rodgers, who is assisting the OpWalk LA team said, “It’s an honor to be a part of this team providing care to people… Read More

Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in Miami after AAHKS Spring Meeting!

Once the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting concludes in the afternoon on Saturday, May 5, you can enjoy Cinco de Mayo festivities, until your flight that evening, or stay another night and spend Sunday taking in the sights. “The Magic City” is hosting a block party in downtown Miami where the InterContinental hotel is located. Visit MiamiAndBeaches.com for happenings… Read More

Patient Clinical Outcomes Shortchanged by Prior Authorization

The American Medical Association announced the results of a new prior authorization (PA) physician survey issued in December 2017. The results provide strong evidence of the significant impact that the burdensome PA process can have on both patients and physician practices. According to the survey, which examined the experiences of 1,000 patient care physicians, nearly two-thirds (64 percent)… Read More

What Patients are Viewing: Patient Live Tweets during THR

A British hip patient took to social media before, during and after his hip replacement surgery. While under twilight anesthesia, the 55-year old tweeted his reaction to the surgery environment. According to the Shropshire Star, “[The Tweets] were shared on the hospital’s Facebook page, in a post that was viewed by almost 11,000 people. Many people also commented… Read More

Gregory J. Golladay, MD Appointed AT Deputy Editor

As Arthroplasty Today (AT) continues to grow, AAHKS put out a call for a Deputy Editor to work in collaboration with Editor in Chief Brian J. McGrory, MD. This week, Gregory J. Golladay, MD, was selected and will begin serving in that role next month. “AT is uniquely positioned to flourish as an open access journal, and AAHKS… Read More

A Close Look at an AAHKS Spring Meeting Breakout

breakout session

The intimate learning experience crafted for the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting includes breakout sessions in a case-based instructional course lectures format. There are six breakouts over two days. Here’s what a typical breakout session looks like: Each breakout goes for 80 minutes where the moderator presents five to six cases to breakout attendees. From there, attendees gather at… Read More