AJRR Press Releases
Staff from the American Joint Replacement Registry co-investigated Medicare hospital claims and beneficiary enrollment data
ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 6, 2018) — The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a hip and knee replacement database part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) registries portfolio, has conducted a study analyzing the correlation between hospital size, the reason for revision (or re-do) surgery, and where total joint arthroplasty (TJA) revision surgery is performed. The link between these three factors has not been studied extensively until now.
Summary of clinical Annual Report data published to inform patients about hip and knee replacement procedures
ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 6, 2018) — The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) published the 2017 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements, the second year that a patient summary of the clinical data available has been released.
Newly renamed Steering Committee of diverse stakeholders to lead the national hip and knee arthroplasty registry
ROSEMONT, Ill. (February 1, 2018) — The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) announced its 2018 Steering Committee representatives and its Executive Committee. The Executive Committee members include: Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, as chair; Bryan D. Springer, MD, as vice chair; and Scott M. Sporer, MD, as secretary. David E. Mino, MD, MBA, continues as treasurer and Yvonne Bokelman, MBA, FACHE, transitions to her new role as AdvaMed Representative. AJRR became part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) registries portfolio in October 2017, at which time the AJRR Board of Directors became the AJRR Steering Committee.
AAOS Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center to have 38 measures and help surgeons with MIPS
Rosemont, Ill. (January 29, 2018) — The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center has been designated as a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2018. In 2017, AAOS integrated with the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the national hip and knee registry, and inherited the QCDR. The Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center has been designated as a QCDR since 2014, and can help eligible professionals (EPs) and group practices receive positive payment adjustments and avoid penalties under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) component of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).