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2017

May

STATE | Louisiana Society Sustains State Laws on Physician Advertising

The Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons, with the support of ASPS, successfully demonstrated the importance of high standards in physician advertising.

FEDERAL | ASPS Asks CMS to Delay Changes to the Physician Compare Website

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pursuing changes to how quality performance data is reported on the Physician Compare website, moving from a 5-star rating to a program where physicians are compared against national benchmarks. ASPS provided thoughtful recommendations to the Agency on this proposal.

FEDERAL | ASPS Responds to CMS Call for Feedback on MIPS Cost Measures

In a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), ASPS voiced concerns over the developed episode groups, which allow the Agency to assess how costs and quality contribute to value based care.

FEDERAL | Federal Medical Liability Reform Gains Momentum in Congress

In 2017, two medical liability reform measures have already advanced out of committee, showing a stronger commitment from Republican leaders to address the issue nationwide.

FEDERAL | ASPS Partners with Office on Women's Health for National Women's Health Week

ASPS partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office on Women's Health for National Women's Health Week. Throughout the week, ASPS highlighted breast cancer reconstruction patients and the importance of knowing your health care options.

FEDERAL | ASPS Asks Sec. Price to Delay Global Surgery Data Capture

ASPS requested a delay in the data collection processes to validate surgical RVUs in a recent letter to Tom Price, MD, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.