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Advocacy News

2019

December

Save the Date: 2020 ASPS Regional Fly-Ins to DC

Join your plastic surgery colleagues in Washington, DC for the Southeast & West Regional Fly-In on February 4-5 and the Northeast & Midwest Regional Fly-In on June 10-11.

Collaborate with ASPS in Your State

ASPS and state plastic surgery societies build formidable partnerships through ASPS's state advocacy grant program.

Plastic Surgery's Strong Voice in AMA HOD

Plastic surgery is well-represented in the house of medicine's preeminent advocacy body.

New Year, New Medicare Payment Policies

CMS is statutorily required to update Medicare payment policies each year. For 2020, there are several changes that every plastic surgeon should be aware of.

ASPS & ACS Joint Health Policy Scholarship Open

ASPS and ACS offer an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

November

White House: Protect Seniors Quality of Care

ASPS joins the AMA and the Alliance of Specialty Medicine in urging the Administration to uphold current Medicare standards and maintain physician supervision of NPs and PAs.

Congress: Protect Patients from Step Therapy

ASPS and the Alliance of Specialty Medicine advocate to protect patients who are subject to step therapy by their insurance carrier when the medication is medically necessary.

Congress: Surprise Billing Solution Remains Unclear

The Senate continues to deliberate over the best approach to resolve unanticipated medical bills and protect patients from surprise bills.