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

Regulatory Issues

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Advocacy and Health Policy analyzes and advocates on regulatory issues that affect you, the practicing surgeons, and the care you provide your patients. Key issues include physician, hospital, and ambulatory surgical center reimbursement policies, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) incentive programs, value-based purchasing, bundled payment, accountable care organizations, and more. We also handle Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) coding issues, and educational initiatives to serve you on practice management and compliance topics.

How to Avoid Medicare Penalties

Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program

Medicare Inpatient & Outpatient Rules

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

Value-Based Payment Modifer

Health Care Reform

Hospital Value-Based Purchasing

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Regulatory Burden Reduction

Stark Law and Anti-Kickback