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Key Issues in Plastic Surgery

Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Resources

Information on the Shared Savings Program and Accountable Care Organizations

Breast Cancer Patient Education Act

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) proudly leads in the effort to pass the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act.

Breast Procedures

Documents include practice parameters and insurance coverage criteria on breast implants, breast reconstruction, breast reduction and gynecomastia.

Children's Deformities

Resources include an issue brief, state law coverage on Children's Deformities and information on the CARES Act.

Cosmetic Procedure Taxes

Documents include position statement and talking points.

Dental Scope of Practice

Resources include issue brief, talking points and crisis map.

Urgent Warning to Surgeons Performing Fat Grafting to the Buttocks

This urgent advisory is in response to the alarming number of deaths still occurring from the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL).

Gluteal Fat Grafting Advisory

The co-chairs of a multi-society Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force issued a joint safety advisory to members of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, IFATS and ISPRES urging practitioners who perform the procedure to reevaluate their technique.

Healthcare Truth in Advertising

Resources include a chart detailing physician truth in advertising laws by state.


Documents include policy statement and legal analysis.


Evidence Based Patient Safety Advisory and Executive Summary.

Medicare Payment

Documents include talking points, payment brief, and letters to CMS.

Office-Based Surgery

Documents include ASPS accreditation bylaws, AMA patient safety principles and a state regulations chart and map.

Physician Extender

Materials include contact information for state medical, nursing, physician assistant and cosmetology boards; examples of APRN protocols; and a list of legal and risk management considerations.

Professional Liability

Documents include a medical reform issue brief, statement on informed consent, and Doctors Company resources.

Trauma Care Systems Planning

Documents include issue briefs, talking points and letters.