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

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Advocacy and Health Policy exists to advance the College’s health policy agenda through Congress via lobbying activities, grassroots (SurgeonsVoice) efforts, and political affairs (SurgeonsPAC). Our health policy agenda consists of a variety of issues to serve you, the practicing surgeon, including 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.

Medicare Physician Payment

Medical Liability Reform

Opioids and Surgical Care

GME and Workforce

Trauma and EMS

Cancer and Research

Health Information Technology (HIT)

Scope of Practice

Pediatric Issues

Other Federal Legislative Issues

Advocacy News

The ACS is cautioning Congress against paying for tax reform and federal government funding legislation through cuts in Medicare.

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Corey J. Wright, MD

"There is another side of medicine other than patient care: we are truly patient advocates and able to improve our community." ~ Corey J. Wright, MD