Tag Archive for ‘ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy’

Looking forward – February 2014

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt highlights ACS efforts over the last couple of years to assist the U.S. Congress in the development of a realistic and equitable payment system, including support of implementing a Value-Based Update—a patient-centered model aimed at improving quality while controlling spending.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: October 2013

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of October 2013.

Looking forward – December 2013

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt provides a summary of ACS achievements from his 2013 annual report.

Executive Director’s annual report

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS Executive Director provides a detailed summary of the College’s activities and notable accomplishments in 2013.

College seeks Medical Director for Washington, DC, Office

The ACS has initiated a search process for a full-time staff position: Medical Director, Division of Advocacy and Health Policy.

Dr. Frank Opelka appointed chair of PCPI

Frank G. Opelka, MD, FACS, Associate Medical Director of the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy, was recently appointed chair of the American Medical Association’s Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement.

Surgical leadership and political advocacy

Most surgeons seek to directly assist our patients through the course of their illnesses, paying little attention to the political environment or health care policy. However, over the last decade, it has become increasingly apparent that the independent patient-surgeon relationship is slowly vanishing.

ACS offers resources to help surgeons achieve meaningful use of EHR

In an ongoing effort to help the surgical community achieve meaningful use through participation in the federal Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program and to better understand program requirements, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has numerous EHR resources available on the home page of its website and is engaged in a number of other […]


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