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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.

Looking forward – 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.

Progress or retrogress? Status of the 113th Congress

This overview of the first seven months of the 113th Congress provides updates on all of the College’s priority legislative issues including Medicare payment, trauma care, scope of practice, workforce issues, and medical liability.

Issues discussed at the AMA House of Delegates meeting include definition of surgery, obesity

The annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates took place June 15–19 in Chicago, IL. More than 550 delegates as well as alternate delegates converged on the Windy City to consider and adopt policy for the AMA.

2013 Summit allows surgeons to put advocacy into action

Presented in conjunction with the ACS Leadership Conference, the Advocacy Summit is an opportunity to rally surgery’s collective grassroots advocacy voice. More than 200 surgeons spent one day learning about key issues at this year’s meeting before heading Capitol Hill to meet with their legislators and congressional staff.

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