Effective immediately, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Registry Program is collecting COVID-19 data through the capture of the ICD-10 code for COVID-19 confirmed diagnosis: U07.1. The new code is enabled across each of the AAOS registries, including the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), which is the official registry of AAHKS.

AJRR sites that contribute the data will have the ability to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on patients undergoing future hip and knee replacement procedures. Tracking COVID-19 data will help analyze the impact of COVID-19 on outcomes, trends of surgery based on the pause in elective surgery, and the trends of patient-reported outcomes (PROMs) due to delayed procedures. It will also track the potential impact on CMS value-based payment models and coverage for patients recovering from COVID-19. On a broader scale, long-term data from the registries may allow for future insights into COVID-19 and its impact on clinical outcomes. Learn more.