Presidential Address: Do what’s right for the patient: Franklin H. Martin and the American College of Surgeons(Comments Off on Presidential Address: Do what’s right for the patient: Franklin H. Martin and the American College of Surgeons)
Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, FACS, described the history of the College and some of its key education and quality programs in his Presidential Address delivered during Clinical Congress 2016.
This article outlines the development of the ACS quality improvement activities specifically aimed at the care of geriatric surgical patients under the aegis of the Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery and the ACS NSQIP Geriatric Surgery Pilot Project.
This article summarizes the surgical education benefits of incorporating the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator into weekly morbidity and mortality conferences at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine, NY.
The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule—which establishes federal fiscal year 2017 policies for Medicare payments to hospitals for inpatient stays—is the focus of this article, along with information regarding how the IPPS will affect many surgical practices.
State legislative priorities for the ACS in 2016, including opioid abuse, narrow insurance networks, surprise billings, and trauma system development, are summarized as are key issues that will be addressed at the state level next year.
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