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ASPS recognizes affiliate plastic surgery societies at the local, state and regional level. Only societies that participate in the ASPS State Partnership Program are recognized by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Affiliate Societies

While the ASPS Advocacy in Action website hosts ASPS position statements for current legislative priorities, the Key Issues page includes all ASPS legislative position statements.

Key Issues

The Medicare and CHIP Access and Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law in April 2015, replacing the long-dysfunctional sustainable growth rate (SGR) for updating Medicare payments to physicians. This new law will impact all physicians who participate with Medicare. ASPS has developed tools and resources to assist plastic surgeons as they navigate this new payment system.


ASPS's guiding principles help physicians answer questions regarding ethics and standards in their practice. Many of these principles also determine ASPS's state and federal legislative positions.

Guiding Principles

Interested in starting a plastic surgery society in your area? ASPS has created an outline to help members as they organize members in their state. For more information on creating a plastic surgery society, contact

Plastic Surgery Society Manual