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2018

June

FEDERAL | ASPS Backs Coverage Bill for Congenital Defects

ASPS supports Sen. Tammy Baldwin's efforts to introduce legislation that will ensure coverage of reconstructive procedures for congenital defects from birth.

STATE | ASPS and NYSSPS: Oppose Single Payer System

ASPS joins the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons in battling an annual legislative push to establish a single payer healthcare system in the Empire State.

STATE | ASPS Battles MI Naturopathic Scope Expansion

ASPS urges the Michigan legislature to reject a proposal that would allow inadequately trained naturopaths to practice medicine and surgery.

STATE | ASPS Weighs in on Oregon Compounding Proposal

ASPS urges the Oregon Board of Pharmacy to amend a proposal that would impose unnecessary regulatory burdens on physician in-office compounding.

STATE | LA Passes Breast Reconstruction Education Law

Louisiana passes legislation that requires facilities to provide educational materials to breast cancer patients regarding their right to breast reconstruction.

STATE | ASPS on the Direct Provider Contracting Payment Initiative

The Society encourages CMS to provide Medicare patients with more flexibility in receiving care from non-participating specialists.