CMS Designates the AAOS Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center a QCDR for 2018
As it embarks on registry expansion and integration with the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), AAOS remains dedicated to improving the quality of musculoskeletal care that orthopaedic surgeons can deliver. Within this mission, the AJRR, the national hip and knee registry, has maintained a U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)–approved qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) since 2014. Now known as the AAOS Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center, this unit has been designated by CMS as a QCDR for 2018.
AAOS Orthopedic Quality Resource Center Achieves QCDR Designation — 9 Notes
CMS approved the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center as a qualified clinical data registry for 2018. Here are nine notes:
Speaker: ResDAC Data to Take AJRR to the Next Level
KOLOA, Hawaii – Among the 2018 plans for the American Joint Replacement Registry is to increase the breadth of data collection to include more physicians, procedures, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, said a presenter at Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2018.
Mobile Health and Patient Outcomes
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Infection Burden Increases Over 6 Years in THA, TKA
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Facilitating the Development of Implant Survivorship Curves
With over one million hip and knee procedures now in its database, the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is making great strides toward becoming the most comprehensive source of orthopedic outcomes data in the U.S.
AJRR Releases New Data Specifications for Patient Risk Factors
The American Joint Replacement Registry has released new data specifications, known as Level II, that allow for health care institutions to collect and report on patient risk factors, comorbidities and complications data.
AJRR Launches Patient Risk Factor Data for Hip, Knee Replacements
The American Joint Replacement Registry released new specifications concerning collecting data on hip and knee replacement patients.
AJRR Ramps Up Web Portal
The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an organization that collects data and uses it to improve outcomes of primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures, is announcing its updated web portal.
AJRR Launches 2016 Reporting for its Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center
The American Joint Replacement Registry is offering an improved web portal which will allow eligible professionals and institutions to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System and Meaningful Use programs, according to a press release.
Wellbe Advances Patient-Reported Outcomes Solution for Orthopedics & Spine - 3 Takeaways
Madison, Wis.-based Wellbe is advancing its patient-reported outcomes collection capabilities for orthopedic and spine programs.
The "PROs" of Using AJRR to Meet CJR Requirements
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, which first went into effect on April 1, 2016, requires hospitals within 67 geographic regions (known as metropolitan statistical areas, or MSAs) to bundle payments for lower extremity joint replacement (LEJR) procedures.