American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

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.

Register Today

Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director, ACS Division of Member Services, highlights the benefits of attending the 2018 Leadership & Advocacy Summit, May 19–22. Register today!


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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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Dateline: DC

This month's column summarizes the provisions in the omnibus funding legislation (H.R. 1625) for fiscal year 2018 that correspond to key ACS legislative priorities, including cancer research, the opioid epidemic, trauma research, and violence prevention.

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MIPS 2018

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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Be a Surgeon Advocate

SurgeonsVoice is the American College of Surgeons Professional Association’s (ACSPA) nationwide, interactive advocacy program. As an ACS member, you can take advantage of the program's resources to become an effective advocate and establish relationships with decision makers at the federal, state, and regional levels. Login with your ACS credentials today and start participating.

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Share Your Voice

ACS is the voice of all surgeons across all specialties. If we aren’t advocating to inform policies that affect our practice and patient care, someone else will. Hear why it’s imperative for surgeons to get involved and influence the future of surgery.

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