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American College of Surgeons 2017 statement on health care reform

The ACS has developed a statement on health care reform featuring four core principles that should be reflected in any related legislation.

Advancing the surgical agenda: AMA House of Delegates

This report summarizes the topics addressed by the College’s delegation at the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates meeting in June.

Surgery in Maryland: Guidelines for navigating health care reform

This column describes Maryland’s health care reform efforts, including the implementation of an all-payor rate system and state-wide budgets overseen by a central state commission, which may serve as a model for other states seeking to lower costs and improve quality.

2014 Advocacy program: Attendees learn about traditions that influence legislative outcomes

Presented in conjunction with the ACS Leadership program, the Advocacy Summit is an opportunity to rally surgery’s collective grassroots advocacy voice. More than 280 surgeons attended meetings on Capitol Hill to confer with their legislators and congressional staff on key issues of importance to the College.

Governors’ Committee on Socioeconomic Issues

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.

ACS Futures Committee takes a good, hard look at the year 2025

At the recommendation of Past-President LaMar Mc Ginnis, Jr., the Board of Regents created a Futures Committee of the ACS. The committee considered four alternative scenarios for what surgery might look like in the year 2025, and this article offers insight into each scenario as well as the views of key committee members on the future for health care.

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