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Summarizes developments in state legislation and identifies the resources available to surgeons who want to participate in regional advocacy efforts.
State legislative priorities for the ACS in 2016, including opioid abuse, narrow insurance networks, surprise billings, and trauma system development, are summarized as are key issues that will be addressed at the state level next year.
A roundup of issues discussed at state lobby days in 2015, including trauma funding, scope of practice, bariatric surgery coverage, and Medicaid reimbursement are recapped in this article.
Over the last year, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has remained focused on advancing its health policy agenda in Congress. This article summarizes the ACS’ steadfast efforts to lobby on the primary issues of concern to Fellows, including Medicare payment reform, medical liability, surgical workforce issues, and funding for trauma and emergency medical services systems.