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13 07, 2020

July 13, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-07-14T18:55:17+00:00July 13th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS Apply for Volunteer Opportunities Consider applying for the following positions: Liaison Activities member position (Appropriateness Criteria Panels)—applications are accepted until July 17 Committee on Ethics and Outside Interests chair position—applications are accepted until July 31 Committee on Ethics and Outside Interests member position—applications are accepted until July 31 Resolutions Committee chair position—applications are accepted until July 31 Resolutions Committee member position—applications are accepted until July 31 Learn more and submit applications…(member login required)     [...]

10 07, 2020

July 10, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-07-11T18:45:58+00:00July 10th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS Apply for the Committee on Evidence-based Quality and Value Open Positions The Committee on Evidence-based Quality and Value has two open member-at-large positions. These two positions are two-year terms that run from March 15, 2021, through March 10, 2023. Committee members plan, organize, direct, and evaluate evidence-based initiatives, including clinical practice guidelines, appropriate use criteria, systematic reviews, and performance measures, as well as oversee related education, dissemination, validation, and implementation activities. Applicants should have experience [...]

9 07, 2020

CMS News Alerts | July 9, 2020

By |2020-07-10T15:15:52+00:00July 9th, 2020|Legislation|

News Open Payments: Program Year 2019 Data LTCH Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by July 18 IRF Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by July 21 Reduce Provider Burden: Participate in Medical Documentation Interoperability Pilot COVID-19: Alternate Care Site Toolkit, Third Edition Claims, Pricers & Codes ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes: FY 2021 Teaching Physicians and Residents: Expansion of CPT Codes that May Be Billed with the GE Modifier Events Nursing Home Training Series Webcasts — July 9 and [...]

8 07, 2020

July 8, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-07-09T15:46:28+00:00July 8th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS Apply for Volunteer Opportunities The Annual Meeting Committee has two open positions: member-at-large and resident-at-large. The Annual Meeting Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the Academy's Annual Meeting. This includes designing, planning, and evaluating the educational opportunities and coordinating components of the meeting in conjunction with the Council on Education. The committee provides oversight for the Scientific Program Committee, Instructional Course Committee, and Exhibits Committee. The deadline to submit an application is Aug. 10. [...]

7 07, 2020

CMS News Alerts | July 6, 2020

By |2020-07-07T20:36:14+00:00July 7th, 2020|Legislation|

ESRD PPS CY 2021 Proposed Rule On July 6, CMS issued a proposed rule that proposes to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2021. This rule also proposes updates to the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) dialysis payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by ESRD facilities to individuals with AKI and proposes changes to the ESRD Quality [...]

6 07, 2020

July 6, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-07-06T22:26:12+00:00July 6th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Do Patient Point of Entry, Medicaid Status Affect THA Outcomes? According to a study published in the July issue of The Bone & Joint Journal, Medicaid status significantly affected hospital length of stay (LOS) and facility discharge in total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients. Electronic medical records (EMRs) for 114 Medicaid and 312 non-Medicaid THA patients were retrospectively reviewed. Mean age was younger in the Medicaid than in the non-Medicaid group (54.68 years versus [...]

1 07, 2020

July 1, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-07-02T13:46:39+00:00July 1st, 2020|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Five-year Outcomes, Return to Sport in Tennis Players After Hip Arthroscopy A study published online in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders assessed patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and return to sport (RTS) in tennis players who underwent arthroscopic hip surgery. A total of 28 hips were available for five-year follow-up. Significant improvements were observed in all PROs at final follow-up. The RTS rate was 75 percent. For the modified Harris Hip Score, 66.7 percent of patients achieved [...]

30 06, 2020

Reducing Disparities in Health Care

By |2020-07-01T14:58:54+00:00June 30th, 2020|Legislation|

  AAOS Advocacy in Action Expressed our support for the Creating Capacity for Communities in Need Act (S. 3547), which would allow physician-owned hospitals to expand capacity and access to address the COVID-19 emergency. Urged Congress to waive the budget neutrality requirements stipulated by the Social Security Act for the finalized evaluation and management code proposal slated for implementation on January 1, 2021.       The Bone Beat New Episode Conversations on health policy issues affecting musculoskeletal care... Reducing [...]

29 06, 2020

June 29, 2020 | Today’s News

By |2020-06-30T14:16:11+00:00June 29th, 2020|Top Stories|

  Your AAOS COVID-19 Presidential Update from Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS In his latest COVID-19 update, AAOS President Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS, discussed the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in some areas, including Texas, where elective surgeries have once again been postponed. Meanwhile, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) called for a renewed national commitment to value-based care based on Medicare claims data. The findings reiterated previous federal data that found minority [...]