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All surgeons are encouraged to become more involved in advocacy. Regularly visit our advocacy web pages to become educated about health policy priorities, obtain helpful tools and resources, and take action on legislative issues of importance to surgeons and surgical patients.

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Our biweekly newsletter covers ACS efforts to advocate for surgeons and their patients on Capitol Hill.

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Contact Congress Today

Starting January 1, 2021, the proposed CMS rule will slash Medicare payments to surgeons by up to 9%, jeopardizing patient access to surgical care in the middle of a pandemic. To stop these cuts and preserve care for patients, Congress needs to act.

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2021 E/M Coding Changes

Start preparing now for new Medicare E/M reporting guidelines that will be implemented by CMS in two months. Attend an upcoming webinar about the revised office and other outpatient E/M code set, including new requirements related to H&Ps, physician time, and MDM associated with E/M visits.

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SurgeonsPAC, the American College of Surgeons Professional Association’s (ACSPA) nonpartisan political action committee, works to establish relationships with surgical champions in Congress. Learn more about the College’s political advocacy activities today.

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Navigating QPP MIPS

The ACS Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Center has been created to help you navigate the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Information for 2020 MIPS participation is available.

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Become an Advocate

SurgeonsVoice is the American College of Surgeons Professional Association’s (ACSPA) nationwide, interactive advocacy program that provides surgeons with the tools to strengthen its impact in Congress and around the country.

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