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Advocacy News

2018

December

Partner with ASPS to Advocate in Your State

ASPS's State Advocacy Grant Program is accepting applications from local, state, and regional plastic surgery societies to fund advocacy efforts that advance state legislative priorities.

Victory in South Carolina Dental Scope Expansion

ASPS partnered with the South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons and the South Carolina Medical Association to successfully kill a proposal that would have allowed dentists to administer Botox.

Virginia: Mandate Supervision of Lasers

ASPS and the Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons provided feedback to the Virginia Board of Medicine on supervision requirements for individuals performing laser hair removal procedures.

ASPS to USP on In-Office Compounding

ASPS offered recommendations to the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention regarding in-office compounding practices for physicians and opportunities to minimize regulatory burdens on providers.

New Mexico: Enforce Network Adequacy

The Society encouraged New Mexico’s Superintendent of Insurance to establish stronger network adequacy requirements, retain a balance billing option and permit patients to assign benefits.

ASPS on Medicare Part B Drug Proposal

CMS offered opportunities to reduce costs for Medicare Part B prescription drugs, but ASPS and other medical specialty groups voice concern over the impact of the proposal.