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Advocacy News

2019

January

New York: Amend OBS Reporting Requirements

ASPS, the New York Regional and New York State plastic surgery societies voiced opposition to a proposal that would drastically increase reporting requirements for office-based surgery facilities.

Congress: Out-of-Network Becomes Top Priority

Multiple out-of-network proposals that ban balance billing and set physician fee schedules have been introduced in Congress, making this a top priority for many members as the 116th Congress begins.

White Hat Issue: Coverage for Congenital Anomalies

The ASPS Executive Committee approved the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act as the Society's 2019 white hat issue to highlight to Congress the specialty’s work to treat congenital anomalies.

CMS: Amend Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

In a letter to CMS, ASPS requested a series of amendments to the Physician Fee Schedule that would make the final rule more tenable for plastic surgeons who participate in Medicare and Medicaid.