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

Health Care Reform

Through this Web page, the health policy staff of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) provides information on regulatory issues related to health care reform implementation, many of which relate to the Affordable Care Act. The ACS regulatory staff advocates and responds to technical and detailed policy proposals released by federal agencies. This page references those proposals that relate to surgery and includes public comments that staff has written in response.  

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Availability of Medicare Claims Data

General Surgery Bonus Payment

Reporting and Returning of Overpayments

Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM)

Program Integrity