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Surgeons wield influence on social media(0)

April 1, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS Describes the role and evolution of general surgery social media influencers Summarizes the benefits and challenges of virtual conferences Examines the activity of trainees and programs participating in the 2020–2021 general surgery match cycle Identifies strategies for developing a social media presence Social media, particularly Twitter and Instagram, has played an increasingly prominent role […]

Adopting telemedicine in surgical care: What you need to know

HIGHLIGHTS Discusses logistics for implementing telemedicine for pre- and postoperative patient visits Describes institutional and user-related factors that may impede telemedicine adoption Summarizes opportunities for innovation in patient care, communication, and education Outlines reimbursement and regulatory considerations for expanded use of telehealth Telemedicine is a rapidly accelerating new avenue for delivering health care services. Although […]

Today’s surgeon compensation models fall short: Aligning incentives to create more equitable and value-based compensation models

HIGHLIGHTS Summarizes the evolution of physician reimbursement models and the transition to value-based care Describes the continuum of surgeon compensation, ranging from fixed pay to exclusively volume-based plans Outlines how nonclinical activities create value for current and future patients Describes a better compensation model, one that incorporates value creation as a guiding principle Identifies the […]

The rise and fall of gender identity clinics in the 1960s and 1970s

Editor’s note: This article is based on the second-place poster in the American College of Surgeons History of Surgery poster contest at the virtual Clinical Congress 2020. The authors note that as the field of medicine and society have evolved to better understand the experiences of transgender individuals, terminology has changed significantly. The authors have […]

Federal surprise billing legislation becomes law

HIGHLIGHTS Describes congressional committees’ perspectives on surprise medical billing Summarizes the bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the No Surprises Act Outlines patient protections under the No Surprises Act Provides an overview of payment dispute resolution processes For two years, from the end of 2018 through the end of 2020, congressional leaders explored different policy solutions to […]

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