EBG Brief: Supreme Court to Review ACA Again

On March 2, 2020, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal from Democratic state attorneys general challenging a lower court ruling that legislative changes to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual mandate rendered the entire law unconstitutional. In 2017, 20...

Orthopaedic PAC Endorses Total Joint Surgeon for Congress

The Political Action Committee of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (the Orthopaedic PAC) has formally endorsed fellow AAOS/AAHKS member Knute Buehler, MD, for Congress in Oregon’s Second Congressional District. Dr. Buehler practices hip and knee...

AAHKS Leaders Advocating for Joint Surgeons

More than 40 AAHKS leaders convened in our nation’s capital this week, along with representatives from AAOS, The Hip Society and The Knee Society, to meet with more than 50 Congressional offices and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). They...

Reminder to Complete 2020 TJA IPO Removal Poll

AAHKS members in current practice should have received a request from AAHKS to complete a new poll regarding consequences of the 2018 removal of total knee arthroplasty and the 2020 removal of total hip arthroplasty from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

AAHKS Leaders Meet with Government Officials

AAHKS President Michael P. Bolognesi, MD, Health Policy Council Chair James I. Huddleston III, MD and RUC Advisor Adolph J. Yates Jr., MD were joined by AAOS representatives in meeting with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) staff to discuss the value of total...

Advocacy is Time Well Spent

The current issue of Orthopedics Today features articles on physician advocacy. The cover story, “Advocacy gives physicians a voice, benefits patients” includes interviews with leaders in orthopaedics who are making a difference in Washington, D.C. AAHKS Advocacy...
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