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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
ACS

Federal Legislation

Advocating for surgeons and patients across the US

Federal Legislation

Health Forward

The ACS advances its health policy agenda through Congress via lobbying activities, grassroots efforts (SurgeonsVoice), and political affairs (SurgeonsPAC). The agenda includes Medicare physician payment, medical liability reform, quality and patient safety, graduate medical education financing and governance, trauma systems, cancer and research funding, scope of practice, health information technology, and more.

Issues of Impact

Find out more about the issues that affect surgeons and their patients.

Administrative Burden Reduction

Learn how to improve surgical patient care, lessen administrative burdens, and streamline clinical workflows.

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Cancer

See legislation that seeks to improve survival and quality of life for cancer patients and survivors.

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Graduate Medical Education

Read about the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act and how it seeks to bolster the US surgical workforce.

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Healthcare Reform

Learn how the ACS works with policymakers to improve patient access to surgical care.

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Health Information Technology

See how technology is being used to enhance the delivery and quality of care.

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Medical Liability Reform

Read how the ACS is helping change this important issue.

Liability

Medicare Physician Payment

Learn how we’re advocating for a Medicare payment system that incentivizes high-value care for seniors.

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Opioids and Surgical Care

Help find a solution to the opioid epidemic, while limiting the burdens placed on physicians.

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Trauma

Take action to increase access to trauma care and reduce the incidence of trauma, the leading cause of death for children and adults under age 44.

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Pediatric Issues

The ACS advocates on behalf of surgeons concerning pediatric issues.

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Scope of Practice

The ACS supports the directive that surgery should be performed by surgeons.

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Surgical Workforce

In light of growing evidence demonstrating a shortage of general surgeons, the ACS is pursuing actionable data to find areas where surgeons are needed the most.

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Contact ACS Advocacy

For more information and to learn how you can help,

please contact the ACS Advocacy team.