Call for 2020-2021 Health Policy Fellows

by Nicholas B. Frisch, MD Healthcare delivery continues to evolve, and as orthopaedic surgeons, our traditional education does little to prepare us for understanding the complexity of change in our healthcare system. The AAHKS Health Policy Fellowship (HPF) presents a...

AAOS Seeking Action on Surprise Billing

AAOS is seeking support on grass roots action to “to find a common sense solution to surprise billing.” On Thursday the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee reported out the No Surprises Act, which benchmarks out-of-network payments to median in-network...

AAHKS Returns to Capitol for AAOS NOLC

by Stephen M. Engstrom, MD 2018-2019 AAHKS Health Policy Fellow This week, AAHKS members and staff returned to Washington, D.C. as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) to meet with members of...

AAHKS Supports Physician-Owned Hospital Model

AAHKS joined more than 70 state and specialty societies, as well as other interested parties, in writing to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma expressing support for a demonstration model that will be submitted to the...

AAHKS and AAOS Leaders Meet with CMS

Representatives from AAHKS and AAOS met with CMS staff this week to discuss the previously reported Medicare Learning Network (MLN) newsletter, that was released in order to help clarify how the removal of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) from the inpatient only list...
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