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Dateline DC: ACS advises policymakers on problematic CMS proposed rule on E/M global codes(0)

November 1, 2019

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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Dateline DC: 2019 Advocate at Home Program demonstrates the importance of advocating for surgery outside of Washington, DC

The aim and development of the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy’s Advocate at Home Program, which provides resources to support in-district meetings, are described.

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Dateline DC: CMS releases two proposed payment rules

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.

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Dateline DC—Federal legislative priorities require surgeon advocate action

The ACS encourages all surgeon advocates to participate and help raise the profile of federal legislative priorities that require Congress’ attention.

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Dateline DC—Congress proposes transparency and oversight of prior authorization

The College is focusing legislative efforts on growing administrative burdens and the delays in medically necessary care associated with excessive prior authorization requirements.

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