American College of Surgeons Launches Home Skills Program for Surgical Patients Who Require Complex Wound Management
CHICAGO (April 14, 2015): A new ACS initiative uses a structured teaching and verification program that utilizes engaging media and self-assessment checklists to educate patients about self-care for complex wound conditions.
American College of Surgeons Hails U.S. House Passage of Medicare Access Bill
CHICAGO (March 26, 2015): The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is optimistic that much-needed Medicare program reforms are within reach following today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. ACS congratulates representatives for working together to develop a bill that implements meaningful reforms to the Medicare program, including permanent repeal of the broken sustainable growth rate formula (SGR) used to calculate physician reimbursement.
ACS Applauds U.S. House Efforts to Fix Broken Medicare Formula
CHICAGO (March 20, 2015): ACS is commending lawmakers for working together to develop a H.R. 1470 (SGR Repeal ACT), which implements meaningful reforms to the Medicare program.
75 Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
CHICAGO (March 16, 2015): The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted its 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 75 accredited cancer programs throughout the United States. Award criteria were based on qualitative and quantitative surveys conducted last year.
ACS NSQIP® named a 2014 Recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award
CHICAGO (March 4, 2015): The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum have awarded ACS NSQIP the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award.
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American College of Surgeons Issues a Safety Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for a Peanut Allergy
CHICAGO (March 3, 2015): According to the ACS, recent news coverage concerning exposing babies to peanuts to avoid a food allergy into adulthood sounds positive, but could have disastrous outcomes.
Hospitals Participating in ACS NSQIP Significantly Improve Surgical Outcomes Over Time
CHICAGO (February 27, 2015 – 10 am CT): The majority of hospitals participating in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (ACS NSQIP®) improve surgical outcomes over time, and improvement continues with each year that hospitals participate in the program, according to a new study published online today in Annals of Surgery.
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American College of Surgeons Releases Position Statement Stressing Importance of Trauma Center Designation Based Upon Population–Based System Need
CHICAGO (February 6, 2015): The American College of Surgeons (ACS) recently released a statement emphasizing that the allocation of trauma centers should be based upon the needs of the population, rather than the needs of individual health care organizations or hospital groups.
American College of Surgeons Issues Comments on Surgical Quality and Readmissions Studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association
CHICAGO (February 3, 2015): The American College of Surgeons addresses two studies in the February 3 issue of JAMA that discuss an ACS quality improvement program—ACS NSQIP.
American College of Surgeons Launches Initiative to Attract the Next Generation of Surgeons and Continue Its Legacy of Excellence
CHICAGO (January 7, 2015): Today ACS announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at stimulating more young surgeons (defined as under the age of 45) to become involved in the organization and increase membership.