Tag Archive for ‘unanticipated billing’

Dateline DC

Dateline DC—Federal legislative priorities require surgeon advocate action

The ACS encourages all surgeon advocates to participate and help raise the profile of federal legislative priorities that require Congress’ attention.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – July 2019

The College’s role in educating legislators about the causes and effects of unanticipated medical bills is described.

State capitol dome

Trauma and cancer take center stage in the state legislatures

Developments in state legislation in the first quarter of 2019, including bills related to Maintenance of Certification, single-payor coverage, and unanticipated billing, are summarized.

Dateline DC

Dateline DC—Unanticipated medical billing takes center stage

Reporting on an issue with both federal and state implications: unanticipated, or surprise, billing from out-of-network physicians or facilities.

Dateline DC

Dateline DC—Advocacy Summit Participants Set to Advocate on Health Policy Priorities

At the ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit, more than 300 Advocacy Summit participants representing 47 states will meet with members of Congress and their staffs. This article briefly highlights this year’s policy priorities.


2017 state legislative year in review and a look toward 2018

State legislative priorities for 2017, including scope of practice, Maintenance of Certification, and opioids, are identified as are key issues for 2018.

Illustration: Mississippi state capitol dome. Photo: Nagel Photography/Shutterstock.com.

Trauma care funding, scope of practice, and cancer prevention lead state legislative agendas

Summarizes developments in state legislation and identifies the resources available to surgeons who want to participate in regional advocacy efforts.


2016 state legislative year in review and a look ahead

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.


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