Archive for December, 2013
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt provides a summary of ACS achievements from his 2013 annual report.
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, highlighted the major forces affecting surgery today and offers guidance for shaping the future of the profession in his Presidential Address at the ACS Convocation Ceremony during the 2013 Clinical Congress.
Alexander Stojadinovic, MD, FACS, delivered a tribute to the ACS and all citizen surgeons at the President’s Dinner during the 2013 Clinical Congress in Washington, DC. The following is an edited version of that presentation.
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director provides a detailed summary of the College’s activities and notable accomplishments in 2013.
An overview of state legislation, regulation, and judicial rulings from 2013 is provided in this article, including updates on medical liability reform, injury prevention, scope of practice, and other issues.
Sleep deprivation among surgeons and residents is the focus of this article—an excerpt from Being Well and Staying Competent: Challenges for the Surgeon, a guidebook issued earlier this year by the Board of Governors’ Committee on Physician Competency and Health.
This year marks a pivotal point in the EHR Incentive Program, as it will be the first year some EPs will begin or continue participating in Stage 1 of the program and others will begin participating in Stage 2 of the program. This column responds to questions that surgeons may have regarding the 2014 reporting options, important deadlines, and penalties associated with noncompliance and nonparticipation.
This column answers questions surgeons may have regarding their enrollment and participation options in the Medicare program especially as the new year approaches.
This column highlights the overall performance of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals on quality of care core measures published in Improving America’s Hospitals: The Joint Commission’s Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2013.
This column examines the occurrence of blunt carotid artery injuries in the National Trauma Data Bank research dataset for 2012.
Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, was elected President-Elect of the ACS during the Annual Business Meeting of Members. In addition, the First and Second Vice-Presidents-Elect were elected, along with a new ACS Treasurer and Secretary.
New ACS Regents and Governors were elected during the Annual Business Meeting of Members at the 2013 Clinical Congress.
Highlights of the ACS Commission on Cancer’s response to the Institute of Medicine report, Delivering High-Quality Cancer Care: Charting a New Course for a System in Crisis are featured in this news brief.
The 1913 Legacy Campaign fundraising initiative was publicly announced during the Fellows Leadership Society luncheon during the 2013 Clinical Congress.
A forum sponsored by the National Journal and composed of several health care experts examined the complex political, medical, and business ramifications of the Affordable Care Act.
The ACS Surgeon Specific Registry has been recognized as a qualified registry for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System.
ACS chapters meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.
Scholarships for 2014 Heller School Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management now available
The ACS is offering scholarships to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.
As the 2012 Traveling Fellow to Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Vikram S. Kashyap, MD, FACS, offers details about his personal and scientific interaction with ANZ colleagues.
Index of authors from the Bulletin for 2013