Tag Archive for ‘Affordable Care Act’
Provisions in the Affordable Care Act that safeguard access to surgical care—currently under review by key congressional committees—are described.
Dr. Hoyt’s column describes the economics of health care and addresses health care reform proposals.
Eliminating financial barriers and improving access to care will improve the health of individuals with or at risk for breast cancer.
The ACS has developed a statement on health care reform featuring four core principles that should be reflected in any related legislation.
This news brief highlights a JACS article on the topic of solid organ transplant outcomes and insurance type.
The findings of the 2015 ACS Governors Survey, specifically the benefits and challenges associated with the Affordable Care Act’s efforts to expand access to care, are summarized.
This column describes changes occurring in the Medicaid program that have the greatest impact on practicing surgeons and addresses the program expansion as it relates to coverage rates in the states.
This article summarizes the College’s activities related to several key federal policy areas, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act, enactment of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and payment reform, and proposed changes in GME funding.
An update on state legislative priorities for the ACS, including implementation of provisions in the Affordable Care Act, coverage for bariatric surgery, medical liability reform, scope of practice, and trauma are summarized in this article.
This month’s column summarizes provisions in the Affordable Care Act that have expired or are set to expire in the near future and offers guidelines for surgeons to advocate for extending key programs.
Major provisions in the Affordable Care Act are described, including insurance exchanges, employer-based coverage, and quality improvement efforts with an emphasis on what they mean for residents and their future as health care providers.
A summary of the Affordable Care Act provisions that are to be implemented at the state level, as well as a review of how specific states are addressing Medicaid expansion are highlighted in this article.
Medicare and Medicaid coverage access to care issue for dual eligibles are reviewed in this article. Provisions in the Affordable Care Act that are designed to improve care for this patient population, including those calling for establishment of state demonstration projects, are described.
An update on provisions in the Affordable Care Act related to trauma care and trauma systems is provided, as is a summary of surge capacity issues in the current system.
A forum sponsored by the National Journal and composed of several health care experts examined the complex political, medical, and business ramifications of the Affordable Care Act.
The Board of Governors’ Committee on Socieoecnomic Issues is developing a white paper addressing the roles and future of surgeons as employees. This article provides an update on this report and other notable activities of the committee.
The College has contributed its insights and services to a number of national organizations, agencies, and programs that are involved in creating a road map for improved quality of care and developing strategies aimed at creating change in health care delivery. This article outlines the roles of these various entities and details the College’s contributions to their endeavors.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) convened a successful first annual Advocacy Summit March 26–27 in Washington, DC. The conference took place on the heels of the Leadership Conference and the same day the U.S. Supreme Court began historic hearings on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Throughout the conference, surgeon leaders and staff from the […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has continued the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) into 2012 as required under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008.
The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)* 2012 manual comprises several new codes and code changes pertaining to general surgery and its closely related specialties. This article summarizes these modifications. New modifier The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires all health care plans to begin covering immunizations and preventive services without any cost sharing. Modifier 33 has been […]