Reporting Live from AAHKS

CODE believes data-driven change will revolutionize the future of healthcare, and to affect change in any capacity, it is imperative to have a finger on the pulse of the industry, and well… the annual AAHKS conference is all hips, all knees, all outcomes, all the time.

November 11-12 CODE Technology will be on-site for the 26th AAHKS annual meeting, live-blogging “The Business of Total Joint Replacement,” all value-based sessions, and any podium abstracts with a focus on outcomes. They’ll be talking cutting edge techniques, best practices, and the future of orthopedic care.

We’re here because AAHKS is a hip [get it?] and relevant venue to identify the newest industry trends; and we’re ULTIMATELY here because educating and helping people is part of our mission — to use outcome data to make healthcare better for everyone.

Follow us for comprehensive, unbiased reports in an outcome data ‘state of the union’ address meets rollercoaster ride, and you’ll see how collecting outcomes is vital to our industry, but also delightfully simple…. and even fun.

Here’s where you can find us online:

Facebook: Live interviews with thought leaders & those whose work or opinion piqued our interest.
Twitter: Live updates, quotes, key stats, and the pulse of what’s buzzing at AAHKS. We’re using the hashtags #aahks2016 & #weloveoutcomes
On our blog: Recaps of every session, speaker videos, and what’s trending in research.

What we’re excited about:

Facebook Live: We’re going live on Facebook to interview the heavy-hitting surgeons AAHKS has brought to town.  They’ll be recapping their session and having a discussion with us about the role patient-reported outcomes play in the future of healthcare.

Here’s who we’re interviewing:

  • Dr. Bozic
  • Dr. Dorr
  • Dr. Iorio
  • Dr. Jiranek
  • Dr. Lieberman
  • Dr. Vail
  • and more to come

Follow us on twitter & facebook, where we’ll be counting down to these interviews.

What EXACTLY we’ll be covering:

FRIDAY, November 11

The Business of Total Joint Replacement: Surviving and Thriving Course (Session 1, 2, and 3)

Session 1

  • The Health Care Environment – Recent, Current, Projected, Market Variation. What seems to be sticking and what can we expect? – Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA
  • Standardization vs. Cookbook: Role of Care Pathways – Adolph V. Lombardi Jr., MD
  • Performance Measurement Program – Thomas P. Vail, MD
  • Orthopaedic Service Line-How Do You Maximize Your Profitability for the Hospital? – Diane L. Doucette, MBA

Session 2

  • Bundled Payments: An Overview of the CJR – Jay R. Lieberman, MD
  • A Program to Prevent Re-Admissions – Eula L. Ramroop, MsHA
  • Beyond the Procedure: Management of Home Health and PT – C. Lowry Barnes, MD
  • Dedicated Units, Teams and Cultural Competencies – Carlos A. Higuera, MD

Session 3

  • Cultural Transformation-Physicians and Hospitals-Collaborator or Competitor? – Mark I. Froimson, MD
  • Bundled Payments in Private Practice – Stephen J. Zabinski, MD
  • Bundled Payments-Top 10 Things You Need to Know – Richard Iorio, MD
  • Bundled Payments: The Hospital’s View – Eula L. Ramroop, MsHA Discussion

Symposium II — It’s a Brave New World: Alternative Payment Models and Value Creation in Total Joint Replacement

Moderator: Richard Iorio, MD
Faculty: Ryan Nunley, MD; C. Lowry Barnes, MD; Joseph Bosco, MD; Owen O’Neill, MD

SATURDAY, November 12

Paper #9: Alternative Payment Models Should Risk-Adjust for Conversion Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Propensity Score-Matched Study – Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA, New York City, NY

Paper #10: Clinical Outcomes and 90-day Costs Following Hemiarthroplasty or Total Hip Arthroplasty for Hip Fracture – Ryan M. Nunley, MD, St. Louis, MO

Paper #13: Preoperative PROMIS Scores Help Identify Patients Who Will Fail to Improve From Total Hip Arthroplasty at 6- to 12-Month Follow-up – Benjamin M. Strong, MD, Rochester, NY

Paper #20: Comorbidity-Specific Outcomes Differences in Hip Periprosthetic Joint Infection Treatment – Joseph Kavolus, MD, MSCR, Durham, NC

Health Policy – Moderators: Mark I. Froimson, MD and Adolph J. Yates, MD

Paper #22: Modifiable Risk Factors in Primary Joint Arthroplasty Increase 90-Day Cost of Care – William C. Schroer, MD, St. Louis, MO

Paper #23: Analysis of Outcomes Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: Do All Databases Produce Similar Findings? – John J. Callaghan, MD, Iowa City, IA

Paper #24: Can an Arthroplasty Risk Score Predict Bundled Care Events after Total Joint Arthroplasty? – Blair S. Ashley, MD, Philadelphia, PA

KEYNOTE ADDRESS Terry Bradshaw, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and broadcaster

Q&A with William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS and C. Lowry Barnes, MD

Paper #27: Preoperative Activity Level Does Not Affect Postoperative Outcomes with a Contemporary Revision Total Knee System – Kirby D. Hitt, MD, Temple, TX

Paper #28: Higher Tissue Concentrations of Vancomycin with Low-dose Intraosseous Regional vs. Intravenous Systemic Prophylaxis in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Trial – Mark J. Spangehl, MD, Phoenix, AZ

Paper #30: Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: Reducing Hospital Cost through Fixed Implant Pricing – Kristopher D. Collins, MD, Lynchburg, VA

Paper #32: Outcomes of Modular Dual Mobility Acetabular Components in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty – E. Grant Sutter, MD, MS, Durham, NC

Paper #33: Patient-Reported Allergies: Does the Number of Allergies Affect Outcomes Following Primary Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty? – Jesse E. Otero, MD, PhD, Iowa City, IA

Paper #38: Predicting the Incremental Hospital Cost of Adverse Events among Medicare Beneficiaries in the Comprehensive Joint Replacement Program – David S. Jevsevar, MD, MBA, Lebanon, NH


The James A. Rand Young Investigator’s Award –- Presented by James A. Rand, MD
WINNER | Administrative Claims vs. Surgical Registry: Data Source and Outcome Disparities in Total Joint Arthroplasty – Joseph T. Patterson, MD, San Francisco, CA

The Lawrence D. Dorr Surgical Techniques & Technologies Award –- Presented by Lawrence D. Dorr, MD
WINNER | Differences in Post-Operative Outcomes between Total Hip Arthroplasty for Fracture vs. Osteoarthritis – David W. Fitz, MD, Chicago, IL

The AAHKS Clinical Research Award –- Presented by Jay R. Lieberman, MD
WINNER | What are the Costs of Knee Osteoarthritis in the Year Prior to Total Knee Arthroplasty? – Nicholas A. Bedard, MD, Iowa City, IA

Sunday, November 13

Paper #41: Do Press Ganey Scores Correlate with Total Knee Arthroplasty-Specific Outcome Questionnaires in Post-Surgical Patients? – Nirav K. Patel, MD, FRCS, Baltimore, MDA

Paper #44: Bariatric Surgery Improves Outcomes After Lower Extremity Arthroplasty in the Morbidly Obese: A Propensity Score-Matched Study – Ashley E. Levack, MD, MAS, New York, NY

Paper #55: Is Orthopaedic Department teaching Status Associated with Adverse Outcomes of Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty? – Qais Naziri, MD, Brooklyn, NY

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