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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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Coalition Launches

As part of the Surgical Care Coalition, we’re fighting to prevent Medicare payment cuts that threaten patients’ timely access to surgical care. These cuts hurt patients and we’re putting the issue on the nation’s agenda.

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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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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 CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Information for 2020 MIPS participation is available.

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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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