American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Patient Clinical Outcomes Shortchanged by Prior Authorization

The American Medical Association announced the results of a new prior authorization (PA) physician survey issued in December 2017. The results provide strong evidence of the significant impact that the burdensome PA process can have on both patients and physician practices. According to the survey, which examined the experiences of 1,000 patient care physicians, nearly two-thirds (64 percent)… Read More

Medscape Releases Physician Compensation Report

After receiving compensation survey responses from 19,500 physicians in 25 specialties regarding their 2014 compensation, number of hours worked, practice changes and adapting to the new health care environment, Medscape has released their 2015 Physician Compensation Report including data on specialties. You can view the report in a slide show on the Medscape website.

Survey Sent on Alternative Payment Methods

All members were sent an email with a survey link (Subject: AAHKS Bundled Payment Survey) on Thursday afternoon, May 28, according to Eileen Lusk, Director of Meetings and Education. This survey is an important part of our efforts to learn more about members’ experience with alternate payment methods, as well as their impact on adult reconstruction surgeons. The… Read More