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Learn Hip Surgery Skills in Condensed Program

We invite you to participate in a newly-developed surgical skills course at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois from Thursday evening, July 24 through Friday, July 25, 2014. “Open and Arthroscopic Techniques for Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Preservation/Disorders” is a condensed, hands-on program that includes a full day in the surgical skills lab with individualized instruction… Read More

Pacira Joins AAHKS as Gold Corporate Sponsor

For their support and commitment to AAHKS, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is recognized as a Gold Corporate Partner. The Corporate Partnership program allows AAHKS to recognize those in the industry that demonstrate a commitment to supporting AAHKS in addressing the medical, educational, socioeconomic and health policy issues that we face together. About Pacira “Our in-depth knowledge of the needs… Read More

AJRR to Provide Hip and Knee Replacement Outcomes to CMS

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) recently received designation as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to report physician and patient observations and data. As a QCDR, the Registry could report hip and knee replacement outcomes to CMS. Beginning in 2015, physicians who send outcome data to an accredited… Read More

AAHKS Represented at AMA

The AAHKS delegation, led by Courtland G. Lewis, MD and alternate delegate Christopher J. Dangles, MD as well as Executive Director Mike Zarski attended the American Medical Association Annual House of Delegates meeting in Chicago this week. The delegates, along with Krista Stewart, Membership & Advocacy Coordinator, also participated in the AMA Medical Student Specialty Showcase. The Showcase… Read More

Timeline Posted for 2016 Fellowship Match Placement

The new timeline for the Fellowship Match Program has been posted on the AAHKS website. Programs that participated in the April 2014 match must update their program information including description, restrictive covenant and acceptance of international applicants on the SF Match login portal. Programs that did not participate in the 2014 match or who are new to the… Read More

AcelRx Joins AAHKS as Bronze Corporate Partner

For their support and commitment to AAHKS, AcelRx is recognized as a Bronze Corporate Partner. The Corporate Partnership program allows AAHKS to recognize those in the industry that demonstrate a commitment to supporting AAHKS in addressing the medical, educational, socioeconomic and health policy issues that we face together. About AcelRx: They are a “specialty pharmaceutical company focused on… Read More

Staff Explores Technical Aspects of Joint Implants

Executive Director Mike Zarski, along with Eileen Lusk, Director of Meetings and Education and Jean Furlan, Meetings and Industry Coordinator attended OMTEC 2014 in Rosemont, Ill. and learned about the technical aspects of joint implants from materials engineers and manufacturers in the supply chain.

GAO Finds No Over-Utilization by PT Self-Referrers

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on physical therapy utilization as part of a series reports examining the effect of the in-office ancillary services (IAOS) exception to the Stark Laws that generally prohibit self-referral. The report examined the utilization of services for physical therapy by physicians who employed physical therapists in their practice (“self-referrers”). The report… Read More

Physicians Can Review, Dispute Open Payments Data

The CMS has announced the opening of their Enterprise Portal where physicians can voluntarily register in order to review Open Payment data online. Record of payments or transfers of value given to physicians by manufacturers and group purchasing organizations (GPO) will be made public later this year. Registered users will be able to dispute information with industry that… Read More

Burwell Appointed Head of HHS

The Washington Post reported this week that the Senate confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Burwell will be sworn in on Monday, and will take on further implementation of the Affordable Care Act among other pressing health care issues. Read the full article from The Washington Post.