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2016

November

STATE | The New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons Strongly Supports ASPS's Statement on Out-of-Network Billing

The Board of the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYSSPS) voted last month to support ASPS’s Position Statement on Out-of-Network Billing. NYSSPS was instrumental to passing provider friendly out-of-network billing legislation in New York, and ASPS is now advocating on this issue across the country.

FEDERAL | The FY17 HOPPS/ACS Final Rule and Its Effect on Plastic Surgeons

CMS released the final rule for Hospital Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) payments in 2017. The final rule contained few surprises and included more mechanisms to bundle payments, new clinical decision support mechanism requirements and continued payment reductions for hospitals that fail to meet quality reporting requirements, etc.

FEDERAL | CMS to Require Reporting of Post-Op Care Under Global Surgery Codes

Recently published updates for the 2017 Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule (PFS) include policies that will impact plastic surgeons.

FEDERAL | What to expect during the Lame Duck?

With the election of a Republican President-Elect and majority in Congress, the post-election “Lame Duck” congressional session could be less eventful than initially anticipated. Numerous bills were expected to be address prior the end of the 114th Congress, yet only the budget may really be in play.

The 2016 Election and the Impact on Healthcare

The outcome of the 2016 elections presents an opportunity for President-Elect Trump and a Republican Congress to break through the gridlock and advance legislative initiatives, especially in health care.