AJRR Press Releases
AJRR and ASCA partner to validate the effectiveness of outpatient surgery centers
Rosemont, Ill. - March 7, 2017 - The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) announce they have entered into a collaborative relationship to encourage ASCA-member ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) to register in the AJRR. Registry participation, and the data that will be complied, will be used to validate current efforts to reduce health care costs by moving total joint replacements to Medicare's ASC-payable list and expanding the number of private payers that will reimburse ASCs for these procedures.
AJRR's data collection helps providers improve patient care
Rosemont, Ill. - March 14, 2017 - The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the National Registry for the collection of hip and knee replacement data, has reached the one millionth hip and knee procedure milestone. This increased volume of data will lead to a more comprehensive look at joint replacement surgeries in America, and will aid hospital staff and patients in making better health care decisions.
AJRR participants can now submit Level II data
Rosemont, Ill. - March 14, 2017 - The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the Registry for the collection of hip and knee replacement data, has released new data specifications that allow for health care institutions to collect and report on patient risk factors, comorbidities, and complications data. This data is known as Level II, and is either required or recommended by several federal and state quality initiatives. The addition of Level II completes our dataset, and gives Registry participants risk adjusted data that they can use to determine survivorship curves.
Blue Shield of California is the First Insurer to Offer this Benefit
Rosemont, Ill. – November 11, 2016 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is pleased to announce that effective the first quarter of 2017, it is expected that Blue Shield of California's providers that are participants in the Registry will automatically receive authorization for their patients' hip or knee replacement procedures.