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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.
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 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.
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.
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.