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Update: CMS resumes Medicare claims processing and pauses Medicare sequestration

Thursday, April 15, 2021

As a result of quick work by Congress, President Biden this week signed legislation to stop the 2 percent sequestration cuts to Medicare payments until Dec. 31. Medicare Administrative Contractors, who had been holding claims with dates of service beyond March 31, have been instructed to immediately begin processing claims, with payments beginning as soon as April 19.

Medicare claims processing on hold

Friday, April 2, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a temporary processing hold on all Medicare claims dated April 1 or later.

Social Media Focus: Using evergreen content to replace social media marketing

By Roy Kim, MD Thursday, April 1, 2021

Ah, marketing. You’re a plastic surgeon, your business is performing well, you’re board certified – so why in the world do you want to be a huckster and “sell” all the time and find different ways to describe your skills and results to prospective patients?

FDA issues new safety communication on ADMs

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The FDA released a new safety communication about acellular dermal matrices (ADMs) in implant-based breast reconstruction surgery.

Social Media Focus: Learning the language – and finding the time – for social media

By Anu Bajaj, MD Monday, March 1, 2021

I recently had a conversation with a patient who is a digital media consultant. After learning what she did, I remarked: “I hate social media.” Great to hear from a member of the Society’s Social Media Subcommittee, right?

Virtual to visionary: How we changed the game and created a record-breaking WPS Retreat

By Katerina Gallus, MD, and Ashley Amalfi, MD Monday, February 22, 2021

As we brainstormed and lamented the limitations of a virtual meeting, we never could have dreamed that more than 280 women would register and participate in the 2021 WPS Retreat.

Building upon the pillars of speed and quality for PRS Global Open

By Paul Snyder Monday, January 25, 2021

As Jeffrey Janis, MD, assumes the role of editor-in-chief for PRS Global Open, he says he's grateful for the strong reputation the journal has cultivated in its short history and determined to take it to new heights in a world that's increasingly "as big or small as you want to make it."

Remembering a true giant of craniofacial surgery: Kenneth Salyer, MD, 1936-2020

By Paul Snyder Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Plastic surgeons around the world are mourning the loss of a giant in craniofacial surgery, Kenneth Salyer, MD, who passed away Monday at age 84.

Remembering ASPS past President James Hoehn, MD, 1938-2020

By Paul Snyder Monday, December 28, 2020

ASPS is mourning the loss of past President James Hoehn, MD, professor emeritus of plastic surgery at Albany Medical College in New York. Dr. Hoehn passed away Thursday at age 82.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine may cause swelling, inflammation in those with facial fillers

Sunday, December 27, 2020

The FDA is reporting that people with cosmetic facial fillers could experience localized facial swelling and inflammation after receiving the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19. The reactions have been mild, and physicians say this information should not stop people from getting the vaccine when able.


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