2013 subject index

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ACCESS TO CARE (see: WORKFORCE ISSUES and HEALTH CARE REFORM)
ACCREDITATION (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION)
ADVOCACY AND HEALTH POLICY (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Advocacy and Health Policy and LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES)
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (see: LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES: FEDERAL)
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
Activities (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Centennial and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Inspiring Quality campaign)
–2013 Executive Director’s annual report (Hoyt), 98, 12:19
–ACS in the news, 98, 1:67, 4:77, 7:89, 10:88
–ACS Division of Education presents new Transition to Practice Program, 98, 5:57
–ACS releases primer on bundled payment, 98, 6:73
–Looking forward (Hoyt), 98, 1:7, 6:8. 11:8, 12:6
–New book recounts lessons learned through Inspiring Quality forums, 98, 6:79
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: October 2012 (Napolitano), 98, 2:74
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: June 2013 (Napolitano), 98, 8:80
–Stay current by using new ACS member e-mail forwarding benefit, 98, 1:71
Advocacy and Health Policy
–2013 Summit allows surgeons to put advocacy into action (Moye), 98, 7:75
Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program
–ACS Clinical Research Program: American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Rapid Quality Reporting System: From quality measurement to quality improvement (McKellar, Nelson), 98, 9:52
–ACS Clinical Research Program: Are older adults adequately represented in surgical oncology trials? (Al-Refaie, Weinberg, Nelson), 98, 5:52
–ACS Clinical Research Program: Borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: Pushing the technical limits of surgery (Katz, Ahmad, Nelson), 98, 1:61
–ACS Clinical Research Program: Does altering diet affect progression of prostate cancer? The MEAL study (Parsons, Marshall, Nelson), 98, 10:57
–ACS Clinical Research Program: Improving cancer care through quality measures: Putting evidence to work with the CoC (Pezzi, Kuerer, Nelson), 98, 8:62
–ACS Clinical Research Program: What is the appropriate extent of lymphadenectomy for bladder cancer? (Meng, Nelson), 98, 7:60
American College of Surgeons Foundation (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Development)
American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program
–ACS NSQIP® improves quality, reduces costs at Hartford, CT, hospital, 98, 4:78
–ACS NSQIP® National Conference: Speakers promote professionalism, collaboration to achieve quality improvement (Glickson), 98, 10:66
–The ACS NSQIP® Quality In-Training Initiative: Educating residents to ensure the future of optimal surgical care (Sakran, Hoffman, Ko, Kelz), 98, 11:30
–More than 100 hospitals participate in ACS NSQIP CMS Hospital Compare, 98, 6:77
–New ACS NSQIP® Surgical Risk Calculator offers personalized estimates of surgical complications, 98, 10:72
–Study shows ACS NSQIP® data more useful than administrative data in tracking readmissions, 98, 5:56
–Two ACS NSQIP® collaboratives receive AHA Davidson Quality Awards, 98, 10:78
American College of Surgeons Professional Association (ACSPA)
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: October 2012 (Napolitano), 98, 2:74
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: June 2013 (Napolitano), 98, 8:80
Annual meeting (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Clinical Congress)
Archives
–From the Archives: Dr. LaMar McGinnis proposes forming club dedicated to surgical history, 98, 6:81
Awards
–Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, selected to receive 2013 Distinguished Service Award, 98, 9:58
–College accepting nominations for 2014 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award, 98, 11:65
–Fellows honored for volunteerism (Casey, Kodera), 98, 9:68
–Nominations for 2013 volunteerism and humanitarian awards due February 22, 98, 2:66
–Susan E. Mackinnon, MD, FACS, FRCSC, receives 2013 Jacobson Innovation Award, 98, 8:69
Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
–ACS Bulletin launches user-friendly site, 98, 4:79
–Clarification, 98, 5:61
–Correction, 98, 6:88, 7:82, 9:74
–Letters to the Editor, 98, 4:68, 6:70
Centennial
–Centennial reprint: 1942: ACS plays critical role in war effort, 98, 4:36
–Centennial reprint: 1952 Supreme Court decision prompts College action on fee splitting, 98, 5:36
–Centennial reprint: 1988 report served as basis for the Medicare payment system, 98, 9:40
–Centennial reprint: ACS Bulletin, March 1931: Committee on the Treatment of Fractures offers principles on caring for patients, 98, 2:29
–Centennial reprint: ACS Fellow offers recommendations for avoiding “Death in a Ditch,” 98, 6:43
–Centennial reprint: ACS launches program for surgeons to assess their knowledge, 98, 7:31
–Centennial reprint: Bulletin provides coverage of the dedication and inauguration of Murphy Memorial, 98, 1:37
–Centennial reprint: The College’s ongoing commitment to the quality imperative, 98, 10:41
–Centennial reprint: Course coordinator describes purposes of ATLS® program, 98, 8:50
–Centennial reprint: Graduate training for general surgery and the surgical specialties, 98, 3:54
–Follow the ACS Centennial celebration online, 98, 1:68
Chapters
–Chapter lobby days forge ahead in state capitals (Grill, Sutton), 98, 10:16
–Chapter news (Tieberg), 98, 4:74, 6:86, 8:90, 10:81, 12:61
–Revitalized Leadership Conference motivates members to redefine roles and responsibilities (Peregrin), 98, 7:67
Clinical Congress
–Clinical Congress 2013 Preliminary Program, 98, 7:39
–Clinical Congress: Discuss the issues at Town Hall Meetings, 98, 9:75
–CoC general session focuses on updates, lessons learned in care for cancer patients, 98, 8:72
–Deadline to claim CME credit for 2012 Clinical Congress, 98, 3:73
–Highlights of the 2012 Clinical Congress, 98, 1:27
–Looking forward (Hoyt), 98, 9:7
–MOC Review: Essentials for Surgical Specialties to be offered at Clinical Congress, 98, 8:77
–Official notice: Annual Business Meeting of Members, American College of Surgeons, 98, 9:59
–Plan to attend these RAS-ACS events during 2013 Clinical Congress, 98, 8:76
–Plan to participate in Meet-the-Expert Luncheons at ACS Clinical Congress, 98, 9:73
–Register now for Clinical Congress offerings in patient safety and disaster readiness, 98, 9:74
–Webcast sessions of 2012 Clinical Congress now available, 98, 3:79
Clinical Scholars-in-Residence program
–ACS Clinical Scholars-in-Residence program offers unique research and educational opportunity (Bilimoria, Ko), 98, 3:72
–Three new Clinical Scholars to begin as one completes College tenure, 98, 7:86
Commission on Cancer
–ACS and CoC join Choosing Wisely Campaign to identify overused procedures, 98, 10:78
–CoC comments on recent IOM report regarding cancer care in the U.S., 98, 12:58
–CoC general session focuses on updates, lessons learned in care for cancer patients, 98, 8:72
–Commission on Cancer announces 2013–2014 cancer research paper competition for physicians in training, 98, 10:87
–RQRS increases compliance rates to NQF quality measures for cancer care, 98, 2:67
Development (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Scholarships and Fellowships)
–1913 Legacy Campaign officially launched at the FLS Luncheon, 98, 12:59
–ACS Board of Regents approves ACS Foundation Officers, 98, 5:59
–ACS Foundation Annual Report, 98, 2:36
–ACS Foundation launches 1913 Legacy Campaign, 98, 4:71
Disciplinary actions
–Disciplinary actions taken, 98, 5:63, 9:77
Executive Director
–Executive Director’s annual report (Hoyt), 98, 12:19
–Looking forward (Hoyt), 98, 1:7 (ACS values); 2:7 (Transition to Practice Fellowship); 3:7 (high reliability organizations); 4:7 (Driven video); 5:8 (ACS Inspiring Quality Tour); 6:8 (strategic planning); 7:7 (Value-Based Update); 8:8 (ATLS®); 9:7 (2013 Clinical Congress) 10:8 (Long-term disability insurance); 11:8 (strategic planning and values); 12:6 (2013 achievements)
Fellows and Members (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Awards)
–AJCC names Mahul B. Amin, MD, FACS, Editor-in-Chief of staging manual, 98, 7:82
–Dr. Arden Morris appointed to National Quality Forum Committee, 98, 10:73
–Dr. David Winchester receives SSO Distinguished Service Award, 98, 5:61
–Dr. Frank Opelka appointed chair of PCPI, 98, 1:69
–Dr. Leonard Weireter appointed to NQF panel, 98, 1:69
–Dr. Lewis Flint receives H. Biemann Othersen, Jr., MD, MUSC alumni award, 98, 6:84
–Dr. Ronald Maier to receive 2013 Sheen Award, 98, 11:58
–Dr. Sachdeva delivers named lectures, honored for contributions to surgical education, 98, 11:61
–Members in the news, 98, 6:83, 11:60
Governors, Board of
–ACS Board of Governors’ Committee updates: Governors’ Committee on Chapter Relations (Rioux), 98, 4:53
–ACS Board of Governors’ Committee updates: Governors’ Committee on Physician Competency and Health (Perry), 98, 5:44
–ACS Board of Governors’ Committee updates: Governors’ Committee to Study the Fiscal Affairs of the College (Cioffi), 98, 4:51
–ACS Board of Governors’ Committee updates: Governors’ Socioeconomic Issues Committee (Tepas III), 98, 4:48
–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 98, 1:45
–Call for nominations for ACS Board of Governors, 98, 1:72, 2:72
Health Policy Research Institute
–What surgeons should know about…The importance of surgical workforce maps (Ricketts III, Moye, Halvorson), 98, 1:49
Honorary Fellowships
–Citation for Prof. Markus W. Büchler (Warshaw), 98, 11:50
–Citation for Prof. R.J. Heald, CBE, MChir, FRCS(Ed)(Eng) (MacFarlane), 98, 11:51
–Citation for Prof. J. Octavio Ruiz Speare, MD, FACS (Jacobs), 98, 11:52
–Citation for Prof. Prinya Sakiyalak, MD, FACS (Numann), 98, 11:53
–Citation for Prof. Norman S. Williams, MS, FMedSci, FRCS(Eng) (Brennan), 98, 11:54
–Citation for Prof. Cheng-Har Yip, MB, BS, FRCS(Edin)(Glas) (Anderson), 98, 11:55
–Six prominent surgeons accorded Honorary Fellowship in the ACS, 98, 11:48
In memoriam
–Dr. M. Gage Ochsner, co-founder of Ochsner Institute, dies at age 59, 98, 11:57
–In memoriam: C. Everett Koop, MD, FACS, former U.S. Surgeon General, renowned pediatric surgeon, and public health advocate (Hendren), 98, 6:74
–In memoriam: George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS: A lifetime of achievement as a scholar, surgical educator (Eastman, Meyer), 98, 9:60
–In memoriam: John Mann Beal, MD, FACS, remembered as caring surgeon, educator, and advocate for the surgical profession (Nahrwold), 98, 9:65
–In memoriam: John P. “Jack” Lynch, former Director of the ACS Organization Department, 98, 5:64
–In memoriam: Joseph E. Murray, MD, FACS, opened doors for transplant surgeons (Starzl), 98, 2:61
–In memoriam: Leading trauma surgeon Eric R. Frykberg, MD, FACS, dies at age 62, 98, 6:77
Informatics
–Find useful content on the public SRGS website, 98, 6:81
–JACS announces speedy online publication of accepted manuscripts, 98, 9:73
–Stay current by using new ACS member e-mail forwarding benefit, 98, 1:71, 2:71, 3:79
Inspiring Quality campaign
–ACS, Connecticut health care leaders discuss quality improvement and health care reform, 98, 7:84
–ACS, Florida health care leaders discuss quality improvement, Winter Park forum, 98, 4:72
–College and American Cancer Society team up to present Atlanta IQ forum, 98, 2:68
–Looking forward (Hoyt), 98, 5:8
–New book recounts lessons learned through Inspiring Quality forums, 98, 6:79
–New York health care leaders review data-driven approach to quality surgical care, 98, 1:74
Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS)
–JACS announces speedy online publication of accepted manuscripts, 98, 9:73
Meetings
–2013 Summit allows surgeons to put advocacy into action (Moye), 98, 7:75
–ACS NSQIP® National Conference: Speakers promote professionalism, collaboration to achieve quality improvement (Glickson), 98, 10:66
–Calendar of events, 98, 1:80, 2:84, 3:84, 4:84, 5:68, 6:92, 7:92, 8:100, 9:84, 10:100, 11:68, 12:88
–Revitalized Leadership Conference motivates members to redefine roles and responsibilities (Peregrin), 98, 7:67
Officers and staff
–ACS Convention and Meetings Director featured in magazine, 98, 10:73
–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 98, 1:45
–ACS staffer receives NAEMT Lifetime Achievement Award, 98, 1:70
–Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS, is President-Elect of the College, 98, 12:54
–Call for nominations for ACS Officers-Elect, 98, 1:72, 2:72
–Call for nominations for ACS Secretary and Treasurer positions, 98, 3:77, 4:81
–Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD, FACS, FRCS(I)(Hon) installed as 94th President of the ACS, 98, 11:46
–College seeks Medical Director for Washington, DC, Office, 98, 8:77
–In memoriam: John P. “Jack” Lynch, former Director of the ACS Organization Department, 98, 5:64
–Lynn Erdman, RN, MN, OCNS, FAAN, hired as Administrative Director, ACS Cancer Programs, 98, 11:56
–New ACS Regents and Governors elected, 98, 12:57
Operation Giving Back (see: VOLUNTEERISM)
Presidential Address
–Presidential Address: The surgeon of the future: Anchoring innovation and science with moral values (Pellegrini), 98, 12:8
Regents, Board of
–2011–2012: A year of reaffirming the College’s past and anticipating the needs of the future (Richardson), 98, 1:24
–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 98, 1:45
–Call for nominations for ACS Board of Regents, 98, 1:71, 2:71
Research and Optimal Patient Care (see AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program and QUALITY)
Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) (see also: EDUCATION AND TRAINING and YOUNG SURGEONS)
–ACS Resident and Associate Society: Diving into the evolving demands of resident training, 98, 8:11
–ACS Transition to Practice program offers residents additional opportunities to hone skills (Richardson), 98, 9:23
–Choosing a physician in the Yelp era (Ellimoottil, Kadlec, Farooq, Quek), 98, 11:20
–Early surgical subspecialization: A new paradigm? Part I (Grant, Dixon, Glass, Sakran), 98, 8:38
–Early surgical subspecialization: A new paradigm? Part II: Interviews with leaders in surgical education (Kulaylat, Zheng, Kuy, Bittner IV), 98, 8:43
–Hold the onions: Training in an era of heightened diversity and expectations (Santin), 98, 8:12
–Improved communication techniques enable residents to provide better care now and in the future (Sun, Kulaylat, Grant, Emamaullee), 98, 8:26
–International surgery provides opportunities for residents to serve and learn (Castle, Mouawad, Spaniolas, Molena), 98, 8:33
–Legislated mints on the pillow (Blagg), 98, 11:27
–Online physician reviews: The good, the bad, and the ugly (Ellimoottil, Leichtle, Wright, Fakhro, Arrington, Chirichella, Ward), 98, 9:34
–Patient feedback makes us better surgeons (Gupta), 98, 11:24
–Patient rankings: Why patient feedback should affect our delivery of care but not our pay (Li, Yoon, Vardanian, Nguyen, Sacks, Gordon, Jarrahy), 98, 11:22
–Plan to attend these RAS-ACS events during 2013 Clinical Congress, 98, 8:76
–RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents debate pros and cons of online patient rankings (Babu), 98, 11:19
–The role of politics in shaping surgical training (Baker, Misra, Manimala, Kuy, Gantt), 98, 8:17
Scholarships/fellowships
–2012 ANZ Traveling Fellow reports on enriching trip “Down Under” (Kashyap), 98, 12:63
–2013 ACS Japan Traveling Fellow selected, 98, 1:77
–2013 Claude Organ Traveling Fellow announced, 98, 11:67
–2013 International Guest Scholars and Community Surgeons Travel Awardees selected, 98, 1:77
–2013 Japan Traveling Fellow reports on experience (Chu), 98, 9:78
–2013 Oweida Scholar attends Clinical Congress; 2014 applications due December 16, 98, 11:66
–2013 Traveling Fellow to Germany reports on experiences (Schroen), 98, 10:95
–2014 Traveling Fellowship to Germany announced, 98, 3:81
–ACS Board of Regents awards six 2013 Resident Research Scholarships, 98, 10:92
–ACS offers two international scholarships for surgical education in 2013, 98, 3:83
–ACS offers two-year Resident Research Scholarships, 98, 8:99
–ACS Scholarship Endowment Fund awards Faculty Research Fellowships, 2013–2015, 98, 10:91
–ACS scholarship recipients: Where are they now? (Peregrin), 98, 6:33
–Apply by June 3 for 2013 Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship, 98, 5:67
–Apply by May 10 for ACS/Triological Society Clinical Scientist Award, 98, 5:67
–Apply by November 1 for Faculty Research Fellowships, 98, 10:93
–Community Surgeons Travel Awards for 2014 now available, 98, 5:66
–Eighteen surgeons participate in 2013 Health Policy Scholarship program, 98, 8:97
–International ACS NSQIP® Scholarships now accepting applications for 2013, 98, 1:78
–International Guest Scholarships available for 2014, 98, 6:89
–Recipient of the 2012 ACS International Guest Scholarship reports on experience (Sanabria), 98, 2:82
–Scholarships for 2014 Heller School Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management now available, 98, 12:62
–Submit applications now for ACS 2014 Traveling Fellowship to Japan, 98, 4:83
Statements
–Statement on firearm injuries, 98, 3:65
–Statement on optimal access, 98, 4:47
Trauma (see also: TRAUMA)
–2013 COT Residents Trauma Papers Competition winners announced, 98, 6:80
–Looking forward (Hoyt), 98, 8:8
–MyATLS ranked in top 100 of all medical apps, 98, 2:65
–NTDB® data points: 2012 Pediatric Report: Devastating at any age (Fantus, Nance), 98, 2:59
–NTDB® data points: Annual Report 2012: More than 70 percent (Fantus, Nance), 98, 1:65
–NTDB® data points: As the crow flies (Fantus), 98, 7:65
–NTDB® data points: Derailed (Fantus), 98, 9:56
–NTDB® data points: The “fiscal cliff” (Fantus), 98, 3:70
–NTDB® data points: Geronimo (Fantus), 98, 8:67
–NTDB® data points: Hang ’em high (Fantus), 98, 5:54
–NTDB® data points: Keep your hands and fingers off the table (Fantus), 98, 4:66
–NTDB® data points: London Bridge is falling down (Fantus), 98, 10:62
–NTDB® data points: Sleeper hold (Fantus), 98, 12:52
–NTDB® data points: What’s on TV (Fantus, Nance), 98, 11:44
–NTDB® data points: Workers’ compensation (Fantus), 98, 6:68
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
ACS supports AMA resolution recognizing obesity as a disease, 98, 9:73
Issues discussed at the AMA House of Delegates meeting include definition of surgery, obesity (Armstrong, Sutton), 98, 10:75
Surgeons advocate in the AMA House of Delegates (Armstrong, Sutton), 98, 3:74

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CANCER (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Commission on Cancer and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program)
AJCC launches new brand identity, 98, 11:63
American Cancer Society celebrates its centennial, 98, 4:79
NAPBC announces milestone: Accreditation of 500 breast centers, 98, 8:78
CLINICAL TRIALS (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program)
Industry-sponsored clinical trials: The problem of conflicts of interest (Jia, Brown, Wall, Kodner, Keune), 98, 5:32
Register now for 2013 ACS Clinical Trials Methods Course, 98, 10:80
CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) (see: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT and REIMBURSEMENT)

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DIVERSITY
Hold the onions: Training in an era of heightened diversity and expectations (Santin), 98, 8:12

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EDITORIAL
From residency to retirement: Is medicine still a good profession? Reflections of a retired surgeon (Jordan, Jr.), 98, 1:58
From residency to retirement: Medicine still a noble calling, despite outside interference (Meyer), 98, 11:39
Looking forward (Hoyt), 98, 1:7 (ACS values); 2:7 (Transition to Practice Fellowship); 3:7 (high reliability organizations); 4:7 (Driven video); 5:8 (ACS Inspiring Quality Tour); 6:8 (strategic planning); 7:7 (Value-Based Update); 8:8 (ATLS®); 9:7 (2013 Clinical Congress) 10:8 (long-term disability insurance); 11:8 (strategic planning and values); 12:6 (2013 achievements)
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
100 years of surgical education: The past, present, and future (Polavarapu, Kulaylat, Sun, Hamed), 98, 7:22
ACS Division of Education presents new Transition to Practice Program, 98, 5:57
The ACS NSQIP® Quality In-Training Initiative: Educating residents to ensure the future of optimal surgical care (Sakran, Hoffman, Ko, Kelz), 98, 11:30
ACS Resident and Associate Society: Diving into the evolving demands of resident training, 98, 8:11
ACS Transition to Practice program offers residents additional opportunities to hone skills (Richardson), 98, 9:23
Early surgical subspecialization: A new paradigm? Part I (Grant, Dixon, Glass, Sakran), 98, 8:38
Early surgical subspecialization: A new paradigm? Part II: Interviews with leaders in surgical education (Kulaylat, Zheng, Kuy, Bittner IV), 98, 8:43
Emerging trends in lifelong learning: New directions for ACS surgical education programs (Peregrin), 98, 4:9
From residency to retirement: Changing the surgical culture, one apple at a time (Sakran), 98, 4:63
Hold the onions: Training in an era of heightened diversity and expectations (Santin), 98, 8:12
Improved communication techniques enable residents to provide better care now and in the future (Sun, Kulaylat, Grant, Emamaullee), 98, 8:26
International surgery provides opportunities for residents to serve and learn (Castle, Mouawad, Spaniolas, Molena), 98, 8:33
Looking forward (Hoyt), 98, 2:7
Maintenance of licensure moving forward (Sutton), 98, 7:28
MOC Review: Essentials for Surgical Specialties to be offered at Clinical Congress, 98, 8:77
Operating room crisis management leadership training: Guidance for surgical team education (Lipshy, LaPorta), 98, 10:24
Pursuing a career in humanitarian and rural surgery: When is the best time to start? (Cunningham), 98, 2:18
Register now for two 2013 surgery oral examination courses, 98, 4:82
The role of politics in shaping surgical training (Baker, Misra, Manimala, Kuy, Gantt), 98, 8:17
SCORE provides residents with Web-based curriculum for developing key competencies (Klingensmith, Malangoni), 98, 10:10
Surgeons lead educational program to improve kidney care in Vietnam (Slakey, Davison), 98, 10:34
Training the next generation of humanitarian surgeons, 98, 2:11
A win for all: Faculty-student partnerships in surgical humanitarianism (Leeds, Srinivasan, Pattaras, Master), 98, 2:12
ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (see also: LEGISLATION: Federal)
What surgeons should know about…The Medicare EHR Incentive Program deadlines (Gokak), 98, 9:44
What surgeons should know about…The Medicare EHR Incentive Program in 2014 (Gokak), 98, 12:42
ETHICS
Industry-sponsored clinical trials: The problem of conflicts of interest (Jia, Brown, Wall, Kodner, Keune), 98, 5:32
EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE (see: QUALITY OF CARE and VALUE-BASED CARE)

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FUTURE OF SURGERY
Presidential Address: The surgeon of the future: Anchoring innovation and science with moral values (Pellegrini), 98, 12:8

G

GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION)

H

HEALTH CARE REFORM (see: LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES, REIMBURSEMENT, and VALUE-BASED CARE)
HISTORY (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Archives and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Centennial)

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IN MEMORIAM (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: In memoriam)
INFORMATICS (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Informatics and TECHNOLOGY)
Applying surgical apps: Smartphone and tablet apps prove useful in clinical practice (O’Neill, Holmer, Greenberg, Meara), 98, 11:10
Choosing a physician in the Yelp era (Ellimoottil, Kadlec, Farooq, Quek), 98, 11:20
Legislated mints on the pillow (Blagg), 98, 11:27
Online physician reviews: The good, the bad, and the ugly (Ellimoottil, Leichtle, Wright, Fakhro, Arrington, Chirichella, Ward), 98, 9:34
Patient feedback makes us better surgeons (Gupta), 98, 11:24
Patient rankings: Why patient feedback should affect our delivery of care but not our pay (Li, Yoon, Vardanian, Nguyen, Sacks, Gordon, Jarrahy), 98, 11:22
RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents debate pros and cons of online patient rankings (Babu), 98, 11:19
SCORE provides residents with Web-based curriculum for developing key competencies (Klingensmith, Malangoni), 98, 10:10
Twitter usage at Clinical Congress rises markedly in two years (Logghe, Maa, Schwartz), 98, 2:22
What surgeons should know about…The Physician Compare website (Gokak), 98, 2:52
THE JOINT COMMISSION
A look at The Joint Commission: ACS and The Joint Commission partner on project to decrease risk of colorectal SSIs, 98, 2:57
A look at The Joint Commission: Finding new solutions to hand hygiene problems, 98, 10:60
A look at The Joint Commission: Hospitals making improvements in use of evidence-based surgical processes, 98, 12:49
A look at The Joint Commission: Implementation guide offers effective strategies to combat SSIs, 98, 11:42
A look at The Joint Commission: Joint Commission accreditation reaches 20,000 mark, 98, 3:68
A look at The Joint Commission: Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, SCHA collaborate on high-reliability program, 98, 4:65
A look at The Joint Commission: Medical device alarms pose safety issues for hospitals, 98, 7:63
A look at The Joint Commission: News for physicians from physicians, 98, 9:54
A look at The Joint Commission: Preventing surgical fires, 98, 8:65
A look at The Joint Commission: Using Lean methodology to improve sterilization of surgical instruments, 98, 6:66
A look at The Joint Commission: Using simulation to achieve high reliability, 98, 1:64

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LEADERSHIP
Revitalized Leadership Conference motivates members to redefine roles and responsibilities (Peregrin), 98, 7:67
Surgical leadership in the era of quality-based payment (White, Young, Mahal-van Brenk, Peters), 98, 5:22
LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES (see also: MEDICARE/MEDICAID, PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY, and REIMBURSEMENT)
Mandating the use of motorcycle helmets: What are the issues? (Satkoske, Horner, Polack, Kappel, Mattson), 98, 9:28
Affordable Care Act
–Insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act: How will they affect surgical care? (Hoyler, Tracci, Jasak, Sutton, and Meara), 98, 5:11
–Outcomes key to ACA mission of reducing health care costs, 98, 12:60
–What surgeons should know about…The Physician Compare website (Gokak), 98, 2:52
–What surgeons should know about…Using S-CAHPS (Sage), 98, 8:53
Federal
–The 113th Congress: A look at the year ahead (Hedstrom), 98, 5:29
–2012 elections: $6 billion status quo (Morse), 98, 2:25
–Progress or retrogress? Status of the 113th Congress (Hedstrom), 98, 10:19
State
–2012 state legislative wrap-up (Grill, Macias), 98, 1:18
–2013 state legislative wrap-up (Sutton), 98, 12:31
–Maintenance of licensure moving forward (Sutton), 98, 7:28
–State legislative update: Lawmakers address prescribing practices and pill mills (Grill), 98, 4:18

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MEDICARE/MEDICAID (see: CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY and ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS and REIMBURSEMENT)
MILITARY SURGERY (see: TRAUMA)

O

OPERATING ROOM ENVIRONMENT
ACS joins campaign to encourage use of surgical crisis checklists (Dagi, Healy), 98, 10:64
Operating room crisis management leadership training: Guidance for surgical team education (Lipshy, LaPorta), 98, 10:24
Who is behind the surgical drape? Understanding the role of anesthesiologist assistants (Burley), 98, 7:16
OUTCOMES (see: VALUE-BASED CARE)

P

PATIENT EDUCATION AND PROTECTION (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION and QUALITY OF CARE)
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and THE JOINT COMMISSION and MEDICARE/MEDICAID and QUALITY OF CARE)
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (see also: CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY and QUALITY OF CARE and REIMBURSEMENT)
ACS and CoC join Choosing Wisely Campaign to identify overused procedures, 98, 10:78
Coding and practice management corner: PQRS reporting in 2013 (Gokak), 98, 4:56
Looking forward (Hoyt), 98, 10:8
Procedure-Specific Consents available online, 98, 8:78
Using a systems approach to solve practice problems in surgery, 98, 9:72
What surgeons should know about…The benefits of attending an ACS Coding Workshop (Jackson), 98, 3:66
What surgeons should know about…The inpatient list (Ollapally), 98, 6:54
What surgeons should know about…Transitioning to ICD-10 (Jackson, Morisy), 98, 5:41
What surgeons should know about…Using S-CAHPS (Sage), 98, 8:53
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
AHRQ program promotes patient safety and liability reform (Hoyler, Meara), 98, 3:13
Alternatives to litigation are available: The liability insurer’s perspective (Horgan, Hoyler), 98, 3:45
Attorneys and physicians share common goals: The medical liability lawyer’s perspective (Malone, Hoyler), 98, 3:49
Health courts may be best cure for what ails the liability system (Howard, Maine), 98, 3:29
Health courts will not cure all liability ills (Mehlman, Maine), 98, 3:32
Medical mediation: Bringing everyone to the table (Ong), 98, 3:17
More emphasis on safety needed: The patient advocate’s perspective (Rexford, Hoyler), 98, 3:47
New approaches to liability reform: An introduction (Meara), 98, 3:10
New directions in liability reform (Maine, Hoyler), 98, 3:36
New York State shows benefits of CRP demonstration project (Senecal, Hoyler, Cohn), 98, 3:26
Safe harbors: Liability reform for patients and physicians (Ong, Kachalia), 98, 3:41
Special issue: New approaches to liability reform, 98, 3:9
Symptoms of normal recovery or complication: The risks of postoperative care (Palmisano, Ranum), 98, 6:28
The University of Michigan’s Early Disclosure and Offer Program (Boothman, Hoyler), 98, 3:21

Q

QUALITY OF CARE (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Inspiring Quality campaign; and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: National Surgical Quality Improvement Program; and HEALTH CARE REFORM)
CMS recognizes ACS Surgeon Specific Registry as a PQRS-Qualified Registry, 98, 12:60
Get some rest: Minimizing the effects of sleep deprivation on patient care (Shearburn III), 98, 12:36
–Looking forward (Hoyt), 98, 3:7, 4:7
Physician personalities and burnout (Oreskovich, Anderson), 98, 6:40
SCORE provides residents with Web-based curriculum for developing key competencies (Klingensmith, Malangoni), 98, 10:10

R

REGULATORY ISSUES (see: LEGISLATIVE/GOVERNMENT ISSUES)
REIMBURSEMENT (see also: CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY, MEDICARE/MEDICAID, and PRACTICE MANAGEMENT)
2013 payment policy and coding changes affecting surgical practice (Barney, Jackson, Ollapally, Savarise), 98, 1:9
ACS releases primer on bundled payment, 98, 6:73
CMS recognizes ACS Surgeon Specific Registry as a PQRS-Qualified Registry, 98, 12:60
Coding and practice management corner: Coding for damage-control surgery (Barney, Jackson, Mabry, Savarise, Senkowski), 98, 8:57
Coding and practice management corner: Coding for hospital admission, consultations, and emergency department visits (Savarise), 98, 2:54
Coding and practice management corner: The complexities of coding bilateral procedures (Jackson, Mabry, Savarise), 98, 10:47
Coding and practice management corner: Documentation of services provided in the postoperative global period (Barney, Jackson, Ollapally, Savarise, Senkowski), 98, 5:48
Coding and practice management corner: Effectively using E/M codes for trauma care (Jackson, Mabry, Savarise, Senkowski), 98, 6:56
Coding and practice management corner: The Medicare program: Enrollment and participation options (Jackson), 98, 12:46
Coding and practice management corner: Update: PQRS reporting of the perioperative care measures group (Gokak), 98, 9:47
Replacing the SGR: The latest developments in the ACS Value-Based Update proposal, 98, 6:72
What surgeons should know about…Bundled payment (Ollapally), 98, 7:54
RESIDENTS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) and EDUCATION AND TRAINING)
RETIREMENT ISSUES
From residency to retirement: Retired surgeon satisfies desire to serve patients through primary care (Hartzell, Jr.), 98, 7:57
RURAL SURGERY
Dispatches from rural surgeons: College leaders answer the question, “Why is rural surgery an important issue now?” (Puls), 98, 1:54
Dispatches from rural surgeons: A Regent’s perspective (Elsey), 98, 4:59
Dispatches from rural surgeons: Rural surgery in “The Great White North”—universal care or universal challenge? (Caron, Kennedy, Warnock), 98, 10:50
Dispatches from rural surgeons: Rural surgical practice requires new training model, offers great opportunities (Borgstrom), 98, 7:55

S

SOCIAL MEDIA (see: INFORMATICS)

T

TECHNOLOGY (see also: INFORMATICS)
The future of robotics: A dilemma for general surgeons (Griffen, Sugar), 98, 7:9
IM nailing makes basketball player’s recovery a snap (Rose), 98, 11:36
TRAUMA (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Trauma)
Active Shooter and Intentional Mass-Casualty Events: The Hartford Consensus Statement II (Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability From Mass Casualty Shooting Events), 98, 9:18
Fellow pays tribute to ACS and citizen surgeons (Stojadinovic), 98, 12:15
Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events: The Hartford Consensus (Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability From Mass Casualty Shooting Events), 98, 6:14
Initial management of mass-casualty incidents due to firearms: Improving survival (Jacobs, Burns, McSwain, Carver), 98, 6:10
Mandating the use of motorcycle helmets: What are the issues? (Satkoske, Horner, Polack, Kappel, Mattson), 98, 9:28
Surgeons put planning, preparation, past experience to work in efforts to save Boston Marathon bombing victims (Schneidman), 98, 9:9

V

VALUE-BASED CARE (see also: QUALITY OF CARE)
Looking forward (Hoyt), 98, 7:7
Outcomes key to ACA mission of reducing health care costs, 98, 12:60
Replacing the SGR: The latest developments in the ACS Value-Based Update proposal, 98, 6:72
Surgical leadership in the era of quality-based payment (White, Young, Mahal-van Brenk, Peters), 98, 5:22
VOLUNTEERISM (see also: EDUCATION and GLOBAL HEALTH CARE)
ACS Fellows provide surgical leadership and service in India (Savarise, Como), 98, 4:30
Dr. Brendan C. Brady serves “invisible population” of migrant workers in upstate New York (Glickson), 98, 4:22
Fellows honored for volunteerism (Casey, Kodera), 98, 9:68
Surgeons bring RRT to patients in Guyana (Babakhani, Guy, Falta, Elster, Jindal, Jindal), 98, 6:17
Surgeons lead educational program to improve kidney care in Vietnam (Slakey, Davidson), 98, 10:34

W

WORKFORCE ISSUES (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Health Policy Research Institute)
From residency to retirement: Is medicine still a good profession? Reflections of a retired surgeon (Jordan, Jr.), 98, 1:58

Y

YOUNG SURGEONS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS); and EDUCATION AND TRAINING)

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