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Legislative and Regulatory Updates

ACS Provides Feedback on 21st Century Cures 2.0

U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) released a concept paper outlining several priorities to consider as they develop the next phase of the 21st Century Cures Act. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) provided comprehensive policy solutions on several areas of the “Cures 2.0” framework. Key recommendations center on the need for standards-based data across the U.S. in order to accurately share and aggregate data, increased health literacy with a focus on value, and access to clinical trials for both Medicare Advantage plan participants and Medicaid enrollees. The ACS also provided feedback on the need for a national trauma system and provided other considerations to ensure a patient-centered approach to digital health. For more information, contact ACS lobbyist Amelia Suermann at

Don’t Miss It: ACS Practice Protection Committee Hosts Webinar on Economic Survival Strategies

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Practice Protection Committee reminds Fellows of the upcoming webinar at 8:00 pm Eastern Time Wednesday, June 3, to discuss its recently released document, Economic Survival Strategies in the COVID World. Register for the webinar here.

In addition, the committee’s original financial resources document was updated this week and can be found here.