Practice Resources

Practical information to use in your practice every day

AAHKS has written clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for the use of tranexamic acid and perioperative use of antirheumatic medication, among other important topics.

AAHKS has written and compiled resources to assist physicians and their staff with coding issues, including quick references for presurgical optimization and the transition to ICD-10 coding.

The AAHKS Risk Adjustment Task Force worked with CMS and the Yale Outcomes Group to improve the risk adjustment models used in TJA performance measures. We are seeking your help in systematically capturing the risk variables known to influence outcomes, and have developed an easy to use checklist to help record the data.

AAHKS has developed physician performance measures and related data specifications in order to assist physicians in enhancing quality of care for patients undergoing total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR).

Changes to the Medicare payment system are immense and complex. Physicians must act now to determine how to participate in the various payment options established in MACRA. AAHKS has compiled these resources to help.

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has developed this risk calculator for orthopaedic surgeons to use when advising Medicare-eligible patients (65 years or older) on their individual risk of poor outcomes for total hip and knee surgery.

Cigna (through eviCore) has implemented a pre-certification process for total joint arthroplasty patients. If your staff has problems getting cases approved in a timely fashion, it is essential that you notify eviCore and AAHKS.