Archive for January, 2019
Dr. Hoyt introduces the presentation by Selman Uranues, MD, Dr(hc),FACS, FACS(Hon), which was given at Clinical Congress 2018 and underscores the meaning of membership in surgical societies, particularly the ACS.
The 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practices
This article summarizes provisions in the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule that are relevant to general surgery and its related specialties.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated policies for the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) as part of the Medicare physician fee schedule (MPFS) final rule issued November 1, 2018.1 This article explores the finalized policies affecting the QPP and the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) positions on select portions of the […]
Changes to Current Procedural Terminology codes and an overview of related reporting information are described.
This Clinical Congress 2018 wrap-up summarizes key events at the annual meeting, Convocation, Named Lectures, and award winners and honorees.
The Bulletin is publishing the collected papers from the Metabolic Surgery Symposium, which took place in August 2017 at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) headquarters, Chicago, IL.
This paper, presented at the 2018 Metabolic Surgery Symposium, describes the evolution of metabolic surgery.
This paper, presented at the 2018 Metabolic Surgery Symposium, identifies the role of bariatric surgery in treating multiple expressions of metabolic syndrome.
The 2018-2019 Officers, Regents, and B/G Executive Committee are listed.
This column describes the implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery strategies at a community hospital and the reduction of opioid requirements after surgery.
The ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery’s efforts to stimulate enhanced interest in rural surgery among medical students are summarized.
Robotic surgery for hepatic neoplasms: Where does it fit in the minimally invasive surgery landscape?
This month’s column identifies prospective clinical trials aimed at clarifying the role of laparoscopic and robotic surgery for hepatic neoplasms.
Dr. Finney’s leadership as Director of Base Hospital No. 18 during World War I is the focus of this month’s column.
A new educational tool from The Joint Commission— Case example #2—helps users identify risk factors and improve processes related to wrong site surgery.
Gerald M. Fried, MD, FACS, FRCSC, a general surgeon, was elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the ACS at Clinical Congress 2018.
Provides an overview of the role of congressional committees in the legislative process and describes ACS legislative priorities in 2019.
The deadline to submit recommendations for an Icon in Surgery video, which will be presented at Clinical Congress 2019, is March 1.
The use of Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes in ACS databases such as the Surgeon Specific Registry are summarized.
The ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence program is accepting applications for the 2020–2022 positions.
The ACS Surgical Research Committee is accepting applications for the 2019 Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award.