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Joint Infection Burden Analysis Wins ISAR Best Poster

 

Rosemont, Ill. – June 23, 2017 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a clinical data registry for the collection of hip and knee replacement data, was awarded the “Best Poster Presentation” by the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR) at the 6th International Congress of Arthroplasty Registries meeting last month. The poster, “Infection burden in total hip and knee arthroplasty: an international registry based perspective,” was based on an original research article published in the June issue of Arthroplasty Today.

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National Registry and Surgery Centers Collaborate to Affirm Quality

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.

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Orthopaedic Registry Reaches One Millionth Procedure Milestone

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.

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Registry Platform Drives Quality with Patient Risk Factor Data

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.

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Registry Participation Makes it Easier for Reimbursement Authorization

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.

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AJRR Releases 2016 Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Data

Number of procedures more than double since last year's report

Rosemont, Ill. – November 11, 2016 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) releases its 2016 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty data today at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 2016 Annual Meeting. With the number of procedures more than doubling since the last report, the AJRR has published the most comprehensive representation of data from an American orthopaedic Registry to date. This is the third annual report that AJRR has released.

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AJRR Reaches a Half Million Procedures

The National Registry continues to grow to help physicians improve patient outcomes

Rosemont, Ill. – August 24, 2016 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit organization that optimizes patient outcomes through the collection of data on primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures throughout the US now houses over 500,000 procedures within its system. This milestone brings the AJRR closer to its goal of collecting 90% of all hip and knee replacement procedures performed in America.

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AJRR Promotes Quality Through Midwest Quality Designation

The Alliance cooperative offers surgeons and hospitals QualityPath designation if they satisfy Registry participation

Rosemont, Ill. – August 11, 2016 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit organization that optimizes patient outcomes through the collection of data on primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures throughout the US is part of a list of criteria for QualityPath designation. To receive this esteemed designation for knee and total hip replacement from The Alliance, hospitals and surgeons are required to be AJRR participants.

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AJRR Launches Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center 2016 Reporting

The National Registry Offers Platform with Enhanced Capabilities

Rosemont, Ill. – September 6, 2016 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit organization that optimizes patient outcomes through the collection of data on primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures throughout the US once again offers an improved web portal that allows for eligible professionals (EPs) and institutions to participate in both the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Meaningful Use programs.

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The AJRR, AOA, and AAHKS Announce Collaboration to Advance Quality Reporting Efforts through the AJRR Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center

Rosemont, Ill.  – April 21, 2016 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) announce the formation of a new collaboration to align their quality initiatives and reporting through the AJRR’s Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center.  The AJRR Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center was once again approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for 2016.  Under this new collaboration, the three organizations will cooperate in offering the AJRR Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center, operated on the CECity Medconcert platform, for eligible professionals (EPs) and group practices interested in submitting Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures.

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AJRR Publishes Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Guide

Hospitals Can Submit Level III Data to the Registry with Ease

Rosemont, Ill. – March 1, 2016 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit organization that optimizes patient outcomes through the collection of data on primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures throughout the US, published a guide on their new Level III patient-reported outcome (PRO) platform and how to utilize it to capture data. Hospitals will now be able to better manage their PRO programs and can build them around the requirements provided in the guide.

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