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Advocacy

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) advocacy activities at the federal and state level represent the interests of you, the practicing surgeon, and your patients.

Socioeconomic, legislative, and regulatory issues affecting surgery are of paramount concern to us. We develop and advocate health care policy that is in the best interest of patients and physicians through our Division of Advocacy and Health Policy, in Washington, DC, and in state capitols.

We also maintain liaison with the Washington office of other medical and surgical societies. Primarily, we liaise with Congress and federal agencies—including Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Health and Human Services—on important matters to the surgical profession.

We help you navigate through complicated changes that affect surgical practice today through our coding hotline and workshops  on practice management/coding issues.

We encourage all surgeons to get involved in advocacy matters. Take action. Protect your patients and your profession. Visit our advocacy web pages often and stay in touch with us.

Regulatory Relief

The College has long supported policies that improve surgical patient care, lessen administrative burdens, and streamline clinical workflow and works tirelessly to eliminate the onerous and futile regulatory requirements that are overwhelming surgeons and their practices across the country.

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DAHP News

Learn more about health policy and advocacy news, federal legislative topics, College programs, and updates from surgeon advocates.

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Get to Know

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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Resources for Employed Surgeons

In Fall 2018, the ACS DAHP published ACS Resources for the Practicing Surgeon, Volume I: The Employed Surgeon in response to requests from Fellows for assistance in navigating institutional employment, understanding compensation, negotiating contracts, and more. This is the first volume in a series we are producing on the business and administrative aspects of surgical practice.

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How to Navigate QPP MIPS

The ACS Quality Payment Program (QPP) Resource Center has been created to help you navigate the new Medicare physician payment system.

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Become a Surgeon 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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