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Dateline DC: Congress Passes Spending Bills and Prepares for 2020(0)

January 1, 2020

Before adjourning in December, Congress passed two spending bills to keep most health care programs and federal agencies funded through October 1, 2020, with some monies directed specifically to firearm injury and cancer research.

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Dateline DC: An overview of 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule provisions that will affect surgical practices

This month’s column summarizes key provisions in the 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule.

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Dateline DC: ACS advises policymakers on problematic CMS proposed rule on E/M global codes

The ACS opposes the CMS proposal to adopt new E/M codes and to increase the values of most of the new standalone office/outpatient E/M codes.

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Dateline DC: 2019 Advocate at Home Program demonstrates the importance of advocating for surgery outside of Washington, DC

The aim and development of the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy’s Advocate at Home Program, which provides resources to support in-district meetings, are described.

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Dateline DC: CMS releases two proposed payment rules

A summary of 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System/Ambulatory Surgery Center proposed rule policies that could affect physician payment is provided.

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