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New Amplified for Your Patients  

In a recording for AAHKS Amplified, Zachary C. Lum, DO, Obinna O. Adigweme, MD and Adam A. Sassoon, MD, MS address a question often asked by patients “Do I Need a Hip or Knee Replacement?” Although it seems like a simple question to respond to, it’s actually very...

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JOA Publishes New Research Online

The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) has published the July edition online, with physical copies mailed to AAHKS members. Content includes an editorial on how sex and gender are reported in orthopaedic journals, commentary on social determinants and depression screening...

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AT Publishes Special YAG Issue

The AAHKS Young Arthroplasty Group (YAG) and Arthroplasty Today have published a collaborative issue of the journal featuring papers authored by YAG members. As 2022-23 YAG Chair Anna R. Cohen-Rosenblum, MD, MSc wrote in the edition’s editorial, “This YAG-Arthroplasty...

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Most Popular News Stories in June

With 2024 AAHKS Annual Meeting registration launching in June, the AAHKS Annual Meeting website was the most-clicked link overall last month, particularly the link to register, as hip and knee surgeons from around the world began planning their experience at the...

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AAHKS CME Platform Transition

AAHKS is upgrading our online education platform to offer a better experience for members to earn CME and attend virtual meetings. As a result, the AAHKS LEARN Educational Platform will be unavailable until late October 2024 as we work to implement a better tool for...

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Annual Meeting Symposia Topics Announced

On behalf of 2024 AAHKS Annual Meeting Program Committee Chair Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD, FAAOS, AAHKS invites you to join us on November 7–10 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. We are thrilled to announce the eight symposia topics...

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AAHKS Spring Update Released

The 2024 AAHKS Spring Update has been posted online and AAHKS members will receive a copy in the mail soon. Published three times per year, the AAHKS Update newsletter includes information on federal policies and advocacy, news from AAHKS leadership and information...

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New Research and Podcast from JOA

In the newest episode of the Journal of Arthroplasty’s The Cut podcast, Peter A. Gold, MD, Carl L. Herndon, MD, Elizabeth G. Lieberman, MD, Kimberly K. Tucker, MD and Meghan A. Whitmarsh-Brown, MD discussed several original research articles published in the JOA’s...

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JOA: The Cut April 2024 Article Review

In this episode of The Journal of Arthroplasty’s: The Cut, Peter A. Gold, MD, Carl L. Herndon, MD, Elizabeth G. Lieberman, MD, Kimberly K. Tucker, MD and Meg A. Whitmarsh-Brown, MD discussed recent articles published in the Journal of Arthroplasty.  Check out the...

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ACS Well-Being Survey Launched

Last week the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Surgeon Well-being Coalition, of which AAHKS is a member, launched a national surgeon well-being survey. The purpose of the survey is to pursue these important long-term goals:  Increase understanding of the surgeon...

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Most Popular News Stories in May

Arthroplasty surgeons are looking for connections with their professional community and resources! Links to AAHKS LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as to the Journal of Arthroplasty and Arthroplasty Today all ranked in the top 10 most-clicked News links.  ...

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AAHKS Diversity Mentorship Opportunity

The Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) Mentorship Program recruits and enriches the professional development of young arthroplasty surgeons of color by matching trainees and early practice surgeons with established professional mentors who help support them as they begin...

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Informed Consent

In this episode of The Journal of Arthroplasty’s: The Cut, Carl L. Herndon, MD, Elizabeth G. Lieberman, MD, Michael A. Mont, MD and Adam D. Bitterman, DO spoke candidly about the various methods of educating a patient about the risks, benefits and alternatives of a...

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Don’t Miss Monday’s FOCAL Webinar

FOCAL: Prevention of and Dealing with Lawsuits Monday, May 20 7 p.m. Central | 8 p.m. Eastern  Join faculty members Eric M. Cohen, MD, Craig J. McAsey, MD and James Bream, JD as they discuss practical approaches to this complex issue. Topics include the impact of...

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AAHKS CME Webinar on E/M Coding

“Coding It Right in the Office: Getting Paid for What You Do”  May 28, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. Central   Evaluation and management (E/M) coding was updated in 2021 and conversion factor changes have increased the value of office-based care. Don’t leave dollars on the table –...

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Most Popular April News Stories

We want to know what our members value, so it’s interesting to see which stories in the Weekly News get the most attention. In April, here were a few of the most popular stories:  At the top of the most-clicked list was the reciprocal membership opportunity with the...

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AAHKS Joins Letter to CMS Regarding PA Demonstration

Last week AAHKS joined more than a dozen national specialty societies in writing to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to oppose their intent to develop and implement a prior authorization demonstration for certain ambulatory surgical center (ASC)...

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Save the Date for Next AAHKS Webinar

“Coding It Right in the Office: Getting Paid for What You Do”  May 28, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. Central  Evaluation and management (E/M) coding was updated in 2021 and conversion factor changes have increased the value of office-based care. Don’t leave dollars on the table -...

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Dues Renewal Reminder & Thank-You

Thank you to all AAHKS members who have renewed their membership for 2024. We value your commitment to AAHKS and are honored to serve you. It’s not too late to renew! Pay your 2024 dues today to avoid membership termination. Keep your JOA subscription, benefits and...

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AAHKS Spring Meeting Two Weeks Away

We're just two weeks away from the 2024 AAHKS Spring Meeting, taking place May 2-4 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. Experience small-group education, five breakout sessions, an international session and collegial receptions at this small, case-based learning...

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Spring Meeting Featured Symposium

Join your colleagues and experts in arthroplasty at the AAHKS Spring Meeting, May 2-4 in Atlanta, and experience small-group education, five breakout sessions, an international session and collegial receptions. Don't miss Symposium 1, covering “Current Controversies...

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AAHKS Welcomes Physician Team Members

AAHKS recently expanded its Associate Member membership category to include anesthesiologists, internists and any physician who has a clinical role in treating patients undergoing TJA. This means all physicians involved in hip and knee surgical care have access to the...

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April FOCAL Educational Webinar

Kinematic vs. Mechanical Alignment: Current Concepts & Execution Monday, April 29 7 p.m. Central | 8 p.m. Eastern  Residents, fellows and new arthroplasty surgeons are welcome to attend this month’s free FOCAL webinar addressing established and emerging research on...

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Still Seeking Patient Feedback!

Don’t forget to ask your patients to provide testimonials about their experiences before, during and after hip and knee arthroplasty. The AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee has created the Patient Testimonial Portal to collect their stories and demonstrate...

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Spring Meeting Featured Symposium

Join your colleagues and experts in arthroplasty at the AAHKS Spring Meeting, May 2-4 in Atlanta, and experience small-group education, five breakout sessions, an international session and collegial receptions. One timely symposium will address MSK Value-Based Care:...

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Most-Read News Articles in March

See what your fellow arthroplasty surgeons are reading! These were the most popular stories published in the AAHKS Weekly News last month:  They’re looking to connect with AAHKS and stay up to date on arthroplasty: links to AAHKS Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages...

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Interested in Becoming a JOA Reviewer? 

Through the AAHKS JOA Reviewer Mentorship Program, you can get trained by the best reviewers on how to properly review a journal article. Open to current adult reconstruction fellows and recent graduates, the JOA Reviewer Mentorship Program pairs each new reviewer...

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Don’t Miss This Month’s FOCAL Webinar

Most Common Clinical Complaints – How to Deal with Complaints & When to Be Worried Monday, March 25 7 p.m. Central | 8 p.m. Eastern  FOCAL webinars are free, online learning opportunities for arthroplasty surgeons in training. Participate in interactive lectures and...

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Most-Read AAHKS News Stories in February

The 2024 AAHKS Spring Meeting topped the list as the most-clicked link in February. Spots are filling quickly, and attendance is capped at 250 – so don’t wait to register!  Next was the January 30 webinar on using principal care management codes to capture TJA...

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