CARES Act Relief Application Deadline Extended

The deadline for application by eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) physicians and organizations for funds from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund has been extended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to August 3....

AAHKS Signs CMS Emergency Waivers Letter

This week AAHKS joined the AMA and more than 100 other specialty and state medical societies in writing to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in support of temporary waivers for health care providers during the COVID-19 public health emergency....

Follow AAHKS 2020 Health & Safety Updates

As you make plans to attend the 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas this November, we want to be sure you have the information you need regarding modifications to the Meeting to ensure the health and safety of attendees. The Annual Meeting website has a list of...

Letter to HHS Requests Help in Financial Distress

AAHKS joined the AMA and 100 other medical societies in urging Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar “under the public health emergency declaration to preserve patient access to care and mitigate financial distress due to the pandemic” by implementing the RUC...

CMS Announces Provider Relief in Quality Payment Program

At the end of June, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced “flexibilities for clinicians participating in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2020,” for providers impacted by the COVID-19...

Higher Percentage of Members Report Back to Work

AAHKS has completed the fourth member survey on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the practice of hip and knee replacement surgery. This survey focused on continued change and re-opening plans and processes. Here are some of the data we have collected: 61% all...
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