Archive for July, 2019
The College’s role in educating legislators about the causes and effects of unanticipated medical bills is described.
This month’s cover story describes the development of the Geriatric Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program and its aim to support a team-based approach to interdisciplinary care and to establish evidence-based standards for the care of older adults.
Describes the College’s efforts to work with Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to develop meaningful measures of surgical quality in the Quality Payment Program.
Provides an overview of the history of cancer staging and summarizes the formation and evolution of the AJCC.
Shafique Keshavjee, MD, FACS, FRCSC—a thoracic surgeon-scientist at the University of Toronto, ON—is the latest physician to be profiled in this ongoing series for his contributions to the field of lung transplantation.
Editor’s note: The Young Fellows Association (YFA) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) offers an annual essay contest, which helps support a young Fellow’s attendance at the annual ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, with a $500 cash prize and free registration to the meeting. More than 15 entries were submitted to […]
The Clinical Congress Preliminary Program offers an overview of Postgraduate Courses, Named Lectures, and other information related to Clinical Congress 2019, October 21–31 in San Francisco, CA.
This column provides information that should clear up the uncertainty about how to correctly code laparoscopic colectomy procedures.
This month’s column describes the career pathway that led a general surgeon from the New York State Tri-City Area to rural Oregon.
The study design of the OPRA Trial, which includes a watch-and-wait cohort for locally advanced rectal cancer, is summarized.
Mary Edwards Walker, MD—the first woman military and trauma surgeon and the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor—is the focus of this month’s column.
Postoperative interventions to reduce the risk of SSIs in pediatric cardiac patients are identified based on a study describing a significant reduction in SSIs at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
This month’s column examines National Trauma Data Bank® records on occurrence of injuries in patients younger than 21 years old resulting from falling off a balcony.
The College is focusing legislative efforts on growing administrative burdens and the delays in medically necessary care associated with excessive prior authorization requirements.
2019 Leadership & Advocacy Summit: Ascending
to the C-suite and identifying health policy priorities
This article summarizes the highlights of the annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC.
The efforts of surgeon-advocates in educating policymakers on key issues at the annual Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, are outlined.
Details regarding THRIVE: Transforming Health Care Results by Investing in Value and Excellence, a result of a collaboration between the American College of Surgeons and the Harvard Business School are provided.
Nominations for the inaugural RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award are now being accepted.
Cynthia Tang—a doctor of philosophy student in the history of medicine at McGill University, Montreal, QC—has been awarded an Archives Fellowship by the ACS Surgical History Group.
Key topics and issues presented by College leaders at the at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting June 3 are highlighted.