After CMS devalued TJA reimbursement in 2019, AAHKS worked diligently with CMS and the RUC to determine how to capture and pay for pre-optimization work by orthopaedic surgeons. In late 2022 CMS approved including knee and hip osteoarthritis pre-optimization work under principal care management (PCM) codes to document this care and regain value within TJA treatment. AAHKS has several resources available to guide orthopaedic surgeons and their staff through this process: 

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