Recaps the progress the ACS has made in advancing trauma care legislation on Capitol Hill.
The American College of Surgeons submits numerous comments to rules, responses to requests for information, and other letters to the Department of Health and Human Services each year.
Before adjourning in December, Congress passed two spending bills to keep most health care programs and federal agencies funded through October 1, 2020, with some monies directed specifically to firearm injury and cancer research.
Dateline DC: An overview of 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule provisions that will affect surgical practices
This month’s column summarizes key provisions in the 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule.
The ACS opposes the CMS proposal to adopt new E/M codes and to increase the values of most of the new standalone office/outpatient E/M codes.
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