AAHKS Comments on OPPS Proposed Rule

This week, AAHKS submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule for calendar year 2023. The comments included support for proposed increases to the weights of...

AAHKS Comments on Medicare Advantage RFI

Last week, AAHKS submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Request for Information (RFI) on the Medicare Advantage (MA) program. Our comments focused on issues around prior authorization, which were informed by our March...

CMS Releases 2022 Medicare Inpatient Proposed Rule

On April 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their CY2022 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule. Within the proposed rule, there is a request for comment on potentially adding TJA PROMs to the Inpatient...

AAHKS Leader in the News

James I. Huddleston III, MD, chair of the AAHKS Health Policy Council, is quoted in a March 21 Washington Post article, “New cost-cutting Medicare rule may add costs to patients.” The story examines a recent Medicare change to remove 266 musculoskeletal surgeries from...
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