Dateline: DC—June 2018(Comments Off on Dateline: DC—June 2018)
This month’s column provides an in-depth look at the College’s advocacy efforts related to the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.
Provides an update on ACS efforts to reduce the administrative burdens on surgeons, including the new Stop Overregulating My OR (SOMO) initiative.
Summarizes the provisions in the omnibus funding legislation (H.R. 1625) for fiscal year 2018 that correspond to key ACS legislative priorities, including cancer research, the opioid epidemic, trauma research, and violence prevention.
A summary of provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act that will affect health care providers—including elimination of “misvalued codes” and technical corrections in MIPS— are described.
This month’s column provides updates on the government shutdown, ACS’ 2018 legislative priorities, and state lobby days.