Tag Archive for ‘opioids’


Dateline DC—March 2018

A summary of provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act that will affect health care providers—including elimination of “misvalued codes” and technical corrections in MIPS— are described.

Federal Legislative Priorities

ACS manages 2017 legislative gains despite Hill focus on ACA repeal, tax reform

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.


Coming next month in JACS and online now: Empowering postsurgical patients to improve opioid disposal: A before-and-after quality improvement study

A study published in an upcoming issue of JACS found that dissemination of an educational brochure improved disposal of unused opioids after surgery.

Dateline DC—January 2018

This column provides updates on College advocacy and health policy activities, including advanced alternative payment models, Stop the Bleed, the Physician Compare website, and HIPAA guidance on the opioid epidemic.

American College of Surgeons

Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention

The following Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention was developed by the ACS COT Committee on Injury Prevention and Control at its June 2017 meeting.


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