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

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is actively working with Congress to identify and combat policies that could further administrative burdens on physicians and their practices in order to ensure that the ongoing implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is accomplished in a way that improves the delivery of medicine for patients.

Federal Efforts

ACS Seeks Congressional Intervention to Prevent Cuts to Payment for Surgical Services 

Learn about ACS efforts to prevent cuts to payment for surgical services.

Take Action: Contact Congress and urge them to oppose cuts to physician payment for surgical services

Quality Measures Congressional Sign-On Letter to CMS

Learn about Quality Measures Congressional sign-on letter to CMS.

ACS Testimonies to Congress on Medicare Physician Payment

Read ACS testimonies to Congress.

ACS Letters to Congress Regarding Medicare Physician Payment

ACS Statement to House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee: The Implementation of MACRA's Physician Payment Policies

ACS Letter on 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act

ACS Letter regarding February 6, 2018 Continuing Resolution

ACS Response to CMS Request for Information related to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)

Additional ACS Payment Resources

MACRA Quality Payment Program—ACS Quality Payment Program Resource Center

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule

ACS Regulatory Relief Asks