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CMS Seeks Provider Input on Possible Changes to Stark Regulations

On June 20, 2018, CMS released a Request for Information (RFI) Regarding the Physician Self-Referral Law. The “Stark Law” is intended to disconnect a physician’s health care decision making from his or her financial interests in other providers or suppliers. CMS is aware of the burdensome effect Stark Law regulations can have on parties wishing to participate in integrated… Read More

What Patients are Reading: Knee and Hip Replacements are Common, But They’re Not Always Fully Successful

The Washington Post published an article this week written by Consumer Reports discussing the benefits and potential downsides of joint replacement and outlining realistic post-surgical expectations including quotes from AAHKS member surgeons. “More than half of all older adults in the United States have arthritis. Most often it’s osteoarthritis (OA), where the cartilage between joints wears down, causing… Read More

Are You Going to Miss the Next Issue of JOA?

As we are at the half-year point, AAHKS membership and JOA subscriptions have expired for those who have not yet paid their 2018 dues. In order to reinstate membership, receive the JOA and to register for the AAHKS Annual Meeting at the reduced member rate, members who are past-due must log in to www.AAHKS.org to pay dues now.… Read More

Industry Symposia During AAHKS 2018

Each week, we will feature industry symposia that are scheduled for Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2 at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Here is this week’s featured symposium: Thursday, November 1, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Physician-Driven Bundles in Outpatient Total Joint Surgery: A New Value-Based Paradigm. Reflexion Health Develop a roadmap to building a… Read More

AAHKS Creates New Committee – Young Arthroplasty Group

Thanks to the work of several new arthroplasty physicians and guidance by AAHKS leadership, the Young Arthroplasty Group Committee has been created and populated. The committee, which is charged with “connecting young arthroplasty surgeons – less than 5 years in practice – in order to promote collaboration and young surgeon activity within AAHKS, with particular focus on research,… Read More

AAHKS Represented at AMA House of Delegates

by Linda I. Suleiman, MD The American Medical Association’s Annual House of Delegates Meeting took place this past week in Chicago. While AAHKS no longer has a seat in the House, we are represented. AAHKS 2018-2019 Health Policy Fellow Linda Suleiman, MD, a fellow at Rush University Medical Center and AAHKS AMA Delegate Chris Dangles, MD, represented AAHKS… Read More

AAHKS 2018 Learning Center/Exhibit Hall Sells Out

Once again this year, the AAHKS Learning Center/Exhibit Hall has sold out in record time. The Learning Center/Exhibit Hall is an important piece of the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting being held November 1-4, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. This year’s meeting and exhibition is expected to attract more than 2,000 surgeons, fellows, residents and other health professionals who are… Read More

Has Your Membership Expired?

The AAHKS Membership Department would like to thank the vast majority of AAHKS members who have renewed their memberships for 2018. Because we are at the half-year point, membership and subscriptions to the JOA have expired for those who have not yet paid 2018 dues. In order to reinstate membership, receive the JOA and to register for the… Read More

Industry Symposia During AAHKS 2018

Each week, we will feature industry symposia that are scheduled for Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2 at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Here is this week’s featured symposium: Thursday, November 1, 2018 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. AmnioFix: Where Does it Fit in Clinical Practice? MiMedx Dr. Kris Alden discusses his experience with AmnioFix, a micronized dehydrated… Read More

AAHKS Contingent Represents Patients, Surgeons at NOLC

by Nicholas B. Frisch, MD, MBA and Bradford S. Waddell, MD 2017-2018 AAHKS Health Policy Fellows This week, members of AAHKS and staff were in Washington D.C. for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) advocacy event. The AAHKS team used the time in the Capitol to meet with members of Congress and… Read More

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