Arthroplasty Practice Resumes

With many statewide executive orders allowing elective surgeries to resume in phases, hip and knee arthroplasty is resuming at many institutions. Ten surgeon leaders shared their strategies for ramping back up in a conversation with Becker’s Spine Review. Also this...

CARES Act Paperwork Submission Deadline Extended

CMS announced this week that they have extended the deadline for acceptance of terms and conditions for receiving CARES Act relief funding from 30 to 45 days. Per CMS, “As an example, the initial 30-day deadline for providers who received payment on April 10, 2020, is...

Listen to New AAHKS Podcasts

A new AAHKS Amplified podcast provides listeners with an inside glimpse into how AAHKS continues to advocate for surgeons in Washington, D.C. In “The 2020 AAHKS Advocacy Agenda,” learn how the AAHKS Advocacy Committee pivots from concentrating on CMS payment policies...

JOA Special COVID-19 Supplement

Articles on the COVID-19 pandemic are published online as part of a special Journal of Arthroplasty supplement. Articles covering resuming practice, outpatient hip and knee arthroplasty, first-hand experiences, effect on practices, educating patients, digital...

CMS Provides Regional Guidance on Reopening

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued recommendations to reopen health care systems in communities with low incident rates of COVID-19. This is outlined in Phase 1 of the White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. Per CMS, the...

Orthopaedic Dispatches from the Front Line

AAHKS is collecting stories from hip and knee surgeons reassigned to the front line of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Two submissions from NYU Langone Hospital Level 1 trauma centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn describe the work of orthopaedic team members as they take...
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