Archive for January, 2022
In her first Bulletin column as ACS Executive Director, Dr. Patricia L. Turner outlines her strategic priorities for the organization, including expanding the College’s influence as the leading advocate for surgeons and patients.
Describes the origin of cancer care coordination beginning with the Committee on the Treatment of Malignant Diseases and identifies new opportunities and challenges for the next 100 years.
HIGHLIGHTS Identifies significant accomplishments of the CoC, including the evolution of cancer clinics and the development of patient data registries Describes key collaborative efforts between the CoC and the College of American Pathologists, American College of Radiology, American Cancer Society, and other partner organizations Summarizes the growth of CoC programs, including the launch of the […]
Outlines the mission of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the benefits of CoC-accreditation, including cancer program structure and external assessment and describes the evolution of patient services within the accreditation standards, specifically cancer survivorship programs.
Source: Roser M, Ortiz-Ospina E, Ritchie H (2013). Life expectancy. Available online at ourworldindata.org
Summarizes the results of a survey of Commission on Cancer-accredited cancer centers and describes how the accreditation process can facilitate resource allocation.
HIGHLIGHTS Describes the primary functions of the Committee on Cancer in the 1960s Highlights the Committee on Cancer’s efforts to develop a multidisciplinary approach to membership, especially regarding the accreditation process Summarizes the Committee on Cancer’s role in developing educational programming for the ACS Clinical Congress and state chapter meetings Describes the evolution of the […]
Chronicles the evolution of cancer records and registries and summarizes the milestones leading from local cancer reporting to the formation of the National Cancer Database.
Explains how computerization and coding standards led to a transformation of the registrar’s role.
This article reviews provisions in the 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule that are relevant to general surgery and its related specialties.
Changes to Current Procedural Terminology codes and an overview of related reporting information are summarized.
This Clinical Congress 2021 wrap-up summarizes key events and programs at the virtual annual meeting, including Convocation, Named Lectures, and award winners and honorees.
The ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee were elected at the Annual Business Meeting at Clinical Congress 2021.
Describes the results of clinical trials using ctDNA to improve survival for patients at high risk of cancer recurrence.
Several finalized requirements for QPP participation in 2022 are identified, specifically the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and the Advanced Alternative Payment pathway.
Evidence-based green practices and sustainability strategies to reduce waste in the OR are summarized.
Investigating the history of the Manitoba Chapter’s gavel underscores the ACS’ commitment to improving the care of surgical patients.
Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS, a renowned vascular surgeon, was elected the new Chair of the ACS Board of Regents in October 2021.
Starting with the January issue, the Journal of the American College of Surgeons transitions to an online-only publication.
The inaugural recipients of the ACS Board of Regents DEI matching grants program are announced.