In his May column, Dr. Hoyt discusses a new ACS report titled Lessons Learned in the Pursuit of Quality Surgical Health Care, which highlights the key messages that the College’s leadership took home from their many stops on the Inspiring Quality tour.
This article describes the potential advantages and consequences of ACA insurance exchanges and outlines the two types of exchanges established in the law: the American Health Benefits Exchange for individual purchasers and the Small Business Health Options Program for businesses with fewer than 100 employees.
Hospitals participating in ACS NSQIP® may review clinical patient data and compare their outcomes with those at other hospitals in the database. In January 2011, ACS NSQIP began collecting key data on the frequency and causes of readmissions. A recently released study conducted by a research team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, demonstrates that the information in ACS NSQIP accurately reflected patient medical records and how the information compared with administrative data.
The ACS International Relations Committee announces two Community Surgeons Travel Awards for surgeons ages 30 to 50. These $4,000 awards allow international surgeons to participate in the annual ACS Clinical Congress; applications for these awards are due before July 1, 2013.