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...

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 Represented at AMA RUC Meeting

AAHKS was represented by Adam A. Sassoon, MD, MS and Adolph J. “Chick” Yates Jr., MD, FAOA at last week’s AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Meeting in Phoenix. AAHKS representatives attend all RUC meetings to monitor the issues,...

Experts in Orthopaedics Needed

CMS and Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation – Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (YNHHSC/CORE) are working together on a project to gather expert input on development and reevaluation of total hip and knee arthroplasty outcome measures. If you would...

CJR Annual Report Shows Net Savings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has released their second annual report on the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model. The report finds that “after two performance years,...
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