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Understanding Medicare Part B incident to billing

This column describes incident to services, including Medicare requirements for billing and examples of how surgeons can successfully submit claims for these services.

PQRS reporting in 2016 and what the College is doing to help

This article addresses concerns surgeons may have regarding the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program, including penalties for nonparticipation and changes in reporting requirements for 2016.

Provisions in the 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule that will affect surgical practice: An overview

This article summarizes the Medicare physician fee schedule provisions that will affect reimbursement for surgeons in 2016.

Colonoscopy Decision Tree

2016 CPT coding changes and their effects

This article highlights changes to Current Procedural Terminology codes relevant to general surgery and closely related specialties.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, June 2015

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of June 2015.

2015 Medicare fee schedule: How the changes will affect surgical practice

An overview of the provisions in the Medicare physician fee schedule that will affect reimbursement for surgeons in 2015 is provided in this article.

Colonoscopy Decision Tree

2015 CPT coding changes will have mixed effects on payment for general surgeons

This article summarizes changes to Current Procedural Terminology codes regarding reporting and payment information relevant to general surgery and closely related specialties.

PQRS reporting in 2014

This column addresses concerns surgeons may have regarding the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System program and offers resources for successful participation.

2014 fee schedule and CPT code changes will affect surgical practice

Several changes to payment policy and coding and reimbursement will take effect in 2014. Although the Medicare physician fee schedule and coding changes introduce several important payment and coding policies that will affect all physicians, this article focuses on updates particularly relevant to surgery and other related specialties.

Executive Director’s annual report

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director provides a detailed summary of the College’s activities and notable accomplishments in 2013.

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The Physician Compare website

This column provides information on how the expansion of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s Physician Compare website may affect surgeons.

2013 payment policy and coding changes affecting surgical practice

Several changes to payment policy and coding and reimbursement will take effect in 2013. Although the Medicare physician fee schedule and coding changes introduce several important payment and coding policies that will affect all physicians, this article focuses on updates particularly relevant to surgery and other related specialties.

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