ACS Comments on CMS Proposed Rule for Value-Based Purchasing
CHICAGO (January 14, 2011): The ACS believes the proposed value-based purchasing rule CMS issued on January 7 is an important step toward improving the quality of care.
NTDB Analysis Reveals Elderly Trauma Patients May Not Always Receive High-Quality Care
CHICAGO (January 25, 2011): A study by researchers using the ACS National Trauma Databank reveals that trauma centers do not always provide the same quality of care to elderly patients.
BCBS of Michigan and 22 Michigan Trauma Centers Partner with ACS
DETROIT (February 11, 2011):
BCBS of Michigan, Blue Care Network, and 22 trauma centers, with the ACS, are launching an initiative aimed at improving quality and safety of care.
ACS Applauds National Focus on Quality Improvement
CHICAGO (March 21, 2011): Today’s National Quality Strategy announcement by the HHS is an important step in improving care, saving lives and reducing health care costs in our country.
ACS Releases Monthly National Trauma Data Bank Reports
CHICAGO (March 14, 2011): The ACS issues monthly data reports analyzing various aspects of trauma care and injury in America.
Don E. Detmer, MD, FACS, Named Medical Director of ACS DAHP
CHICAGO (March 22, 2011): Don E. Detmer, MD, FACS, will become Medical Director of the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy at the ACS on March 25.
ACS Calls for Elimination of Medicare SGR Physician Payment Formula
WASHINGTON, D.C.(May 5, 2011): The ACS today called on members of Congress to eliminate the current sustainable growth rate (SGR) Medicare physician payment formula.
ACS Issues Comment on Joint Commission Wrong Site Surgery Project
Today the American College of Surgeons issued a comment on the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s wrong site surgery project.
June 29, 2011
ACS Announces Goal to Enlist 1,000 Hospitals to NSQIP
CHICAGO (July 18, 2011): The ACS today announced its goal to enlist at least 1,000 hospitals into its respected National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
New CoC Accreditation Standards Gain Strong Support
CHICAGO (August 31, 2011): A patient-centered approach is at the forefront of new accreditation standards for hospital cancer programs released by the Commission on Cancer of the ACS.