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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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AJRR Launches New User Group Network

Bringing together users of its registry to learn from each other

Rosemont, Ill. – March 24, 2015 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) launched its first ever User Group Network at the 2015 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nev. This network provides a forum for individuals who work closely with the Registry to stay connected and learn from others who are in similar situations.

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AJRR Announces 2015 Board of Directors

A diverse stakeholder group from the orthopaedic profession, industry, and insurance rounds out the national registry

Rosemont, Ill. – March 23, 2014 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) announced today its latest member of the 2015 Board of Directors. With the addition of Brian S. Parsley, MD, the AJRR 2015 Board of Directors is complete. The Board improves the quality, outcomes, and costs-effectiveness of total joint replacement outcome through the Registry and is responsible for governing the AJRR by making policy decisions and overseeing operations. As a multi-stakeholder group, the AJRR Board is reflected in its structure and is comprised of members representing AJRR, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), The Hip Society, The Knee Society, industry, payers, and the public.

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AJRR Releases Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center Web Portal

Tools to Align Physician Quality Reporting and Registry Participation

Rosemont, Ill. – January 20, 2015 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the nation’s largest orthopaedic registry, has launched a web portal whereby its participating surgeons can report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program. AJRR is one of 41 organizations in the US designated as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by CMS to provide expanded, comprehensive medical procedure outcome information, including patient safety data. PQRS requirements can be completed based on satisfactory participation with AJRR. The website can be accessed at www.medconcert.com/.

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AJRR Releases First Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Data

Rosemont, Ill. – November 7, 2014 – The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), a multi-stakeholder, not-for-profit organization that optimizes patient outcomes through collection of data on all primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures in the US, today released its 2013 Annual Report on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Data at the 2014 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting. This annual report is the first released by AJRR.

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