Tag Archive for ‘opioids’

Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS)

Coming next month in JACS and online now: Who hurts more? A multicenter prospective study of in-hospital opioid use in pediatric trauma patients in the Midwest

Researchers report on in-hospital pain management of pediatric patients and suggest areas of improvement specifically for children with minor injuries.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—Recent congressional activity and a look ahead

Summarizes key pieces of ACS-supported legislation that have been enacted in recent months and outlines remaining bills that the 115th Congress will need to consider.

Capitol Hill

ACS trauma agenda advances on Capitol Hill

A summary of ongoing trauma-related legislative activity for the 115th congressional session is provided, including the Mission Zero Act, PAHPA, and Stop the Bleed.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—April 2018

Summarizes the provisions in the omnibus funding legislation (H.R. 1625) for fiscal year 2018 that correspond to key ACS legislative priorities, including cancer research, the opioid epidemic, trauma research, and violence prevention.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—March 2018

A summary of provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act that will affect health care providers—including elimination of “misvalued codes” and technical corrections in MIPS— are described.

Federal Legislative Priorities

ACS manages 2017 legislative gains despite Hill focus on ACA repeal, tax reform

A summary of the College’s key legislative activities in 2017 is provided, including efforts centered on workforce shortages, the opioid epidemic, and implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act.


Coming next month in JACS and online now: Empowering postsurgical patients to improve opioid disposal: A before-and-after quality improvement study

A study published in an upcoming issue of JACS found that dissemination of an educational brochure improved disposal of unused opioids after surgery.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—January 2018

This column provides updates on College advocacy and health policy activities, including advanced alternative payment models, Stop the Bleed, the Physician Compare website, and HIPAA guidance on the opioid epidemic.

American College of Surgeons

Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention

The following Statement on Opioids and Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention was developed by the ACS COT Committee on Injury Prevention and Control at its June 2017 meeting.


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