Tag Archive for ‘ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy’
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.
The effectiveness of collaborative advocacy-related efforts to develop, launch, and expand the Stop the Bleed® program are summarized.
Provisions in the Affordable Care Act that safeguard access to surgical care—currently under review by key congressional committees—are described.
Provides an overview of the role of congressional committees in the legislative process and describes ACS legislative priorities in 2019.
A summary of the College’s key legislative activities in 2017 is provided, including efforts centered on workforce shortages, the opioid epidemic, and implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act.
ACS advocacy-related activities for the first half of 2017 are described, and updates on the CoC and Stop the Bleed initiatives are provided.
Describes how a bill becomes a law, the four congressional committees that have jurisdiction over most health care legislation, and how ACS DAHP tracks relevant legislation.
The ACS federal lobbying team successfully accomplished multiple legislative wins in 2016 covering a range of topics including the Cancer Moonshot initiative, opioid research and treatment funding, and issues related to health information technology interoperability.
ACS advocacy efforts and an automated informed consent tool are the two ACS benefits summarized in this month’s column.
The College works with trusted collaborators and provides members with the “intellectual property” needed to meet the challenges of modern-day practice.
Registration is now open for the ACS 2015 Leadership & Advocacy Summit, April 18–21, at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt provides a summary of ACS achievements from his 2014 annual report.
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director provides a detailed summary of the College’s activities and notable accomplishments in 2014.
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 2014.
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt highlights the background and accomplishments of two newly recruited Medical Directors who will help lead the College’s Division of Advocacy and Health Policy—Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS, and Patrick V. Bailey, MD, FACS.
An overview of SurgeonsVoice—the College’s nationwide, grassroots advocacy program—is featured in this article, including updates on how to use this tool to educate and influence members of Congress on issues of importance to surgery.
The ACS has announced that Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS, a colorectal surgeon and physician executive, and Patrick V. Bailey, MD, FACS, a pediatric surgeon, will join the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy this summer.
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 February 2014.
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt highlights ACS efforts over the last couple of years to assist the U.S. Congress in the development of a realistic and equitable payment system, including support of implementing a Value-Based Update—a patient-centered model aimed at improving quality while controlling spending.
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 October 2013.