Health Policy Fellowship Applications Due Soon!

This is how Sharon L. Walton, MD, described her AAHKS Health Policy Fellowship when asked to sum up the experience in five words. AAHKS Health Policy Fellows hone these valuable skills with hands-on opportunities in the health care policy-making process in Washington,...

CMS Needs to Hear From You on Proposed TJA Cuts!

Earlier this month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule. The proposal significantly impacts hip and knee surgeons by devaluing the primary procedures you perform by 5.4% work...

AAHKS Signs Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute Regulation Letter

AAHKS signed on with more than 120 other health care organizations in writing to President Trump in support of proposed reforms and modernization to the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) regulations. The letter states “these improvements will foster...

CMS Proposes Cuts to Total Joint Arthroplasty

On August 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for the 2021 calendar year. The proposal significantly impacts hip and knee surgeons and their health care professional teams by devaluing the...
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