President Obama signed H.R.2, the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act, into law on Friday, April 17, 2015. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is disappointed by Congress’ approach to “fixing” the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and is greatly concerned about the impact H.R.2 will have on patient care. ASPS is committed to voicing our concerns throughout the regulatory process.
Latest Legislation & Advocacy News
Senate Introduces ASPS Breast Cancer Awareness Bill
- On May 5, Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced S.1192, the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act (BCPEA) of 2015.
Maine’s Governor Seeks to Use Medical Procedures to Pad State’s Budget
- An ASPS-led coalition of 13 medical organizations recently sent a joint letter of opposition over the inclusion of cosmetic tax in the governor’s proposed biennial Maine budget.
IPAB Repeal Gains Momentum
- Five hundred organizations have written to Congress urging lawmakers to eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).
New York Legislature Considers Changes to Licensing and Advertising Rules
- The New York Assembly’s Higher Education Committee is currently considering two bills which ASPS is preparing to comment on.