Archive for September, 2019
The Surgical Metrics Project—a new opportunity available at Clinical Congress 2019 in San Francisco, CA—will allow participants to use wearable technology to measure surgical decision making and technique.
This month’s cover story describes the effects of climate change on human health and identifies how surgeons can take action to reduce health care’s environmental footprint.
The results of a survey of ACS Board of Governors are summarized, including viewpoints and experiences concerning gender inequity and harassment in surgery.
Congressional attempts to control Medicare physician spending through anti-inflationary policies are highlighted as are the future of Medicare payment updates under MACRA.
Defines financial toxicity, identifies patients most at risk, and outlines ongoing clinical trials investigating this issue.
Profiles in surgical volunteerism: Mark W. Asplund, Jr., MD, FACS, provides care to underserved population in Malawi
This article is the first in a series of Bulletin articles profiling the volunteer-related accomplishments of ACS Fellows through ACS Operation Giving Back.
The ACS Statement on Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination was updated by the ACS Women in Surgery Committee, in collaboration with the Committee on Diversity, and was approved by the Board of Regents at its June 2019 meeting in Chicago, IL.
The Statement on Older Adult Falls and Falls Prevention was prepared by the ACS Committee on Trauma through its Subcommittee on Injury Prevention and Control and was approved by the Board of Regents at its June 2019 meeting in Chicago, IL.
Revised Statement on Patient Safety Principles for Office-Based Surgery Utilizing Moderate Sedation/Analgesia
The revised Statement on Patient Safety Principles for Office-Based Surgery Utilizing Moderate Sedation/Analgesia was updated by the Board of Governors Surgical Care Delivery Workgroup, and was approved by the Board of Regents at its June 2019 meeting in Chicago, IL.
This column responds to some frequently asked Current Procedural Terminology coding questions posed to the ACS Coding Hotline.
This column describes the implementation of an enhanced recovery program for colon and rectal surgery patients at a not-for-profit, urban, tertiary care, Level I trauma center.
Putting the needle before the knife: Minimally invasive approaches to diagnostic lymph node biopsy in melanoma
Minimally invasive approaches to diagnostic lymph node biopsy in melanoma are recommended as a first step in value-based care for the patient.
The accomplishments of the five women in the inaugural class of the ACS are described.
Recommendations for reducing unintentionally retained foreign objects are summarized in this month’s column.
This month’s column examines National Trauma Data Bank® records on the occurrence of injuries in patients with cirrhosis.
A summary of 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System/Ambulatory Surgery Center proposed rule policies that could affect physician payment is provided.
Phillip Burns, MD, FACS, a leader in the advancement of general surgery and a pioneer in training surgical residents, has been selected to receive this year’s Distinguished Service Award, the College’s highest honor.
The Annual Business Meeting of Members of the ACS will take place at Clinical Congress 2019 on Wednesday, October 30, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.
LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., MD, FACS—the first African American to serve as President of the ACS—died May 25 of cancer.
The 10th annual Trauma Quality Improvement Program Scientific Meeting and Training will take place November 16−18, in Dallas, TX.