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Update on Federal Opioid Policy

There are recent developments in federal actions related to prevention, treatment and enforcement related to opioid addiction in the U.S. A report from the AAHKS advocacy partner, Epstein Becker & Green, provides details on: The 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act providing $3.3 billion The White House Plan The March 8th Senate hearing with state leaders The March 21st and… Read More

What Patients are Reading: Baby Boomer Expectations after TJA

The Boston Globe published an article this week on the increasing number of hip and knee replacements being performed in the United States and how the Baby Boomer generation makes up a large number of these. The article covers what reasonable expectations there are to return to activities that patients enjoyed prior to surgery. “The surgical surge has… Read More

Welcome New AAHKS Staff

AAHKS is pleased to welcome a new employee, Jeff Mitchell, who started this week as Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations. Jeff’s professional experience includes more than 25 years of leading association marketing and corporate development activities. He will be responsible for managing the relationship between AAHKS and its corporate partners and exhibitors and guiding the association’s marketing… Read More

Britain’s Prince Philip Recovering from THR

The Huffington Post reported that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, received a total hip replacement at King Edward VII’s Hospital in London this week at the age of 96. The article stated that “the Duke had been suffering with ‘acute’ pain in his hip for a number of weeks and it comes after he cancelled a series… Read More

Top AAHKS News Clicks for March 2018

The following AAHKS News articles were the most clicked in March 2018: Perioperative or Postoperative Antibiotics White Paper in Arthroplasty Today Gives AAHKS Position New Patient Education from AAHKS: Metal Allergy Sensitivity New Patient Education from AAHKS: Decreasing Your Risk of Infection JAMA Editorial Suggests TJR Cost Savings MedPAC Recommends MIPs Elimination – FAQ Visit the AAHKS News… Read More

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