Archive for December, 2015
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt provides a summary of ACS achievements from his 2015 annual report.
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, outlined the challenges of the second century for the surgical profession and ACS resources to meet those obstacles in his Presidential Address delivered during Clinical Congress 2015.
This article reviews the history of silicone use in medicine and surgery, examines the debate over the potential risks of silicone breast implants, and summarizes the role of government regulation and its potential effect on medical innovation.
This article provides an overview of key state health care issues in 2015—including coverage for bariatric surgery, liability reform, and scope of practice—and points to issues likely to gain prominence in 2016.
Timothy A. Miller, MD, FACS, former chief, division of plastic surgery, University of California-Los Angeles, and co-founder of Operation Mend—a program that provides reconstructive surgery to severely wounded veterans of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq—is the subject of this profile.
ACS Executive Director David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, provides a detailed summary of the College’s activities and notable accomplishments in 2015.
New terminology associated with the expanded ICD-10 code set is defined in this month’s column.
This month’s column summarizes the new place of service code and describes the differences between “on” and “off campus” when submitting professional claims.
The aim and approach of the Prospective Comparative Effectiveness Trial for Malignant Bowel Obstruction trial is the focus of this month’s column.
An overview of the ACS Surgery Career Connection and the ACS Coding Hotline is provided.
Oro 2.0—a Web-based assessment application that enhances the reliability of health care institutions—is described in this month’s column.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of holiday motor vehicle driver-related injuries in the NTDB research dataset for 2013.
Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, FACS, was elected President-Elect of the ACS during the Annual Business Meeting of Members; two Vice-Presidents-elect were also elected at the meeting.
Several ACS Regents were elected and reelected, and new Board of Governors’ Executive Committee members were installed during the Annual Business Meeting of Members.
The ACS, in association with Pfizer, Inc., is accepting nominations for the 2016 Surgical Volunteerism Award and Surgical Humanitarian Award.
Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS, ACS Regent and Chairman of the Hartford Consensus, was among the featured speakers October 6 at a “Stop the Bleed” event at the White House.
Thomas J. Krizek, MD, MA, FACS, who played a major rule in the development of American plastic surgery, died at his home in Whittier, NC, at age 83.
Robert “Bob” Hope succeeds Felix Niespodziewanski as Director of the ACS Convention and Meetings department.
The 2016 Nominating Committee of the Board of Governors will select nominees for pending vacancies on the Board of Regents that will need to be filled at Clinical Congress 2016.
The 2016 Nominating Committee of the Fellows will select nominees for pending vacancies on the Board of Regents that will need to be filled during the Clinical Congress 2016.