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The ACS and advocacy: A tradition of protecting our patients and advancing our profession

Successful regulatory and legislative efforts led by surgeon advocates, such as the repeal of the sustainable growth rate, are summarized in this article, as are ongoing initiatives to reform graduate medical education to sustain the health care workforce.

What’s next? The future of Medicare physician payment in the post-SGR era

The efforts leading up to the repeal of the sustainable growth rate payment formula are described in this article as are the payment mechanisms available under the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act, including a new Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

ACS declares victory with passage of law repealing the SGR

This news brief highlights passage of the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, which provides necessary Medicare reforms and repeals the sustainable growth rate payment formula.

Campaign to end the SGR gains ground

This Web exclusive summarizes the College’s efforts to promote the enactment of the SGR Repeal Act, what the repeal would mean to surgeons, and provides steps for contacting legislators to voice support for the repeal.

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.

Repealing the SGR

An update on the permanent repeal of the Medicare sustainable growth rate is the focus of this month’s column, including ACS efforts in developing a single bipartisan bill.


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