The successful ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit earlier this week is an important reminder that lawmakers value your feedback, particularly as they work to identify important priorities for the year ahead. You are their constituents and can play an active role in advancing priorities that will help surgeons and their patients.
The SurgeonsVoice Advocacy Center is regularly updated to reflect relevant issues that Congress is considering. Through the action center, you can:
To ensure timely updates review your profiles and ensure that the information, including your mobile number, is up-to-date. Profiles can be accessed by expanding the drop-down menu (denoted by three horizontal lines in the top right corner), clicking the arrow next to "Hello, [First Name]!", and selecting "Update Information."
Your advocacy makes a difference.Already this year, funding for MISSION ZERO was included in the recent omnibus spending bill, and President Biden signed the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act—both significant legislative priorities for the ACS. Passage was possible through the dedicated efforts of ACS members and the healthcare community. At the highest levels of government, your commitment to these causes makes a difference for patients, colleagues, and communities.
To learn more about ACS advocacy efforts, visit the federal advocacy web page or contact staff at email@example.com. For brief snippets of information about important advocacy-related activity, follow @SurgeonsVoice on Twitter.
ACS Fellows and surgical care staff are invited to a webinar describing changes in Medicare billing policies for split/shared evaluation and management (E/M) and critical care visits. Attendees will benefit from the insights of four surgeons with expertise in general surgery coding and reimbursement as they discuss revised rules for reporting split/shared and critical care services for common general surgery clinical scenarios.
E/M Coding and Billing Resources for Surgeons: Split/Shared and Critical Care Services
Tuesday, April 5 | 8:00–9:00 pm ET
Webinar speakers will include members of the ACS General Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Committee (GSCRC): Linda M. Barney, MD, FACS, GSCRC Chair, Jayme D. Lieberman, MD, MBA, FACS, Megan E. McNally, MD, FACS, and Don J. Selzer, MD, FACS, FASMBS.