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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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2016 AJRR Board of Directors Announced

Orthopaedic societies, industry, payers, and the public collaborate to lead Registry

Rosemont, Ill. – January 28, 2016 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) announced the two newest members of its 2016 Board of Directors. With the addition of Douglas E. Padgett, MD as an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Representative and Yvonne Bokelman as an AdvaMed Representative, the AJRR 2016 Board of Directors is complete. The Board is responsible for governing the AJRR by making policy decisions and overseeing operations pertaining to the U.S. based Registry for hip and knee arthroplasty. As a multi-stakeholder group, the AJRR Board is reflected in its structure and is comprised of members representing AJRR, AAOS, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), The Hip Society, The Knee Society, industry, payers, and the public.

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The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Recognizes AJRR as its Official Registry

The American Joint Replacement Registry's Commitment to Orthopaedic Quality Helps Solidify this Endorsement

Rosemont, Ill. – December 28, 2015 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) announced today that AAHKS has designated AJRR as its official registry. This decision was approved by the AAHKS Board of Directors at their December meeting.

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AJRR Publishes the State of California's Hip and Knee Replacement Registry Annual Report

Rosemont, Ill. – November 6, 2015 – 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, released its California Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR) 2014 Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Data at the 2015 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting today. This annual report presents exclusively CJRR data, and is the first report published since the AJRR and CJRR merged in March of 2015.

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AJRR Publishes Annual Report on Data from its Registry

Rosemont, Ill. – November 6, 2015 – 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, released its 2014 Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Data at the 2015 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting today. This is the second annual report that AJRR has released.

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AJRR Launches Patient-reported Outcome Platform

Level III Data Submission Now Available for Hospitals

Rosemont, Ill. – November 6, 2015 – 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, launched its Level III patient-reported outcome (PRO) platform at the 2015 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting today. AJRR now provides participating hospitals with the ability to submit Level III PRO data.

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AJRR Again Receives Designation as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry by CMS

Providing a Service to Report Quality Measure Data for Orthopaedic Surgeons

Rosemont, Ill. – July 8, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, AJRR received designation as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide expanded, comprehensive medical procedure outcome information, including patient safety data. AJRR is one of 49 organizations in the U.S. with such designation.

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AJRR and MAI Enter into Collaborative Agreement

Relationship Will Provide the Most Comprehensive Orthopaedic Implant Database in the United States

Rosemont, Illinois – July 8, 2015 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has entered into a collaborative relationship with Mendenhall Associates, Inc. (MAI), publisher of Orthopedic Network News, to provide data services to augment the master file of orthopaedic implants and components maintained by the AJRR.

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AJRR Applauds Congress for Enacting SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act

Rosemont, Ill. - April 15, 2015 - The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) applauds Congress for enacting the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Modernization Act of 2015. AJRR appreciates the hard work and difficult decisions that have resulted in a bipartisan solution for a better solution for providing Medicare payments to physicians. The legislation contains provisions of importance to Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDR) and clinical data registries that will greatly improve the ability of these organizations to provide improved patient care and safety.

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AJRR Launches Total Joint Replacement Risk Calculator

A gift from Othro Apps helps the orthopaedic profession

Rosemont, Ill. – March 24, 2015 – AJRR recently received the Total Joint Replacement (TJR) Risk Calculator by Ortho Apps, a collaborative of Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and the University of California, San Francisco and debuted it today at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.

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