2018

We have compiled past issues of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons and listed features for each issue. You can view the additional content and full issues of the Bulletin by clicking on PDF or Online.

Bulletin January 2018January 2018

Volume 103, Issue 1

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  • Reimbursement changes in 2018
    • The 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practice
    • 2018 CPT coding changes
  • The 2017 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest: An introduction
  • First-place essay: Gravitas
  • Highlights of Clinical Congress 2017
  • ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee

 

Bulletin February 2018February 2018

Volume 103, Issue 2

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  • Lessons learned from 2017 Atlantic hurricane season are summarized
  • The 2017 Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by Kathryn D. Anderson is presented
  • Efforts to improve cancer resection specimens are described
  • Outlines the origins and evolution of the scalpel
  • 2017 ACS state legislative priorities are explored

 

Bulletin March 2018March 2018

Volume 103, Issue 3

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  • A collection of features explores the legacy and future of ATLS
  • The second year of QPP, including noteworthy changes regarding nonparticipation, is discussed
  • Lessons learned from the Las Vegas mass shooting are described
  • New ACS CQGS course looks at best practices in geriatric surgical care

 

Bulletin April 2018April 2018

Volume 103, Issue 4

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  • Guidelines for achieving excellence in surgery are described
  • The role of the surgeon leader is defined
  • Trauma system started by a surgeon saves his life
  • Henri Ford, MD, FACS, is profiled
  • ACS Foundation provides annual update

 

Bulletin May 2018May 2018

Volume 103, Issue 5

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  • Models for improving global surgical and obstetrical care are described
  • Programs enhancing access surgical care in the Asia Pacific are identified
  • WFSA leaders describe plan for WHA 68.15 implementation
  • Royal Colleges of U.K. and Ireland collaborate to address global surgical disparities
  • COSECSA’s plans to address surgical shortages in Africa are explored
  • WACS’s goals of alleviating surgical workforce shortages are reported
  • The five WHA 68.15 areas of focus aimed at providing adequate global surgical and anesthesia care are highlighted
  • Mid-session state legislative activities are summarized

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