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World Plastic Surgery Day highlights the importance of the specialty

Monday, July 12, 2021

Although ASPS will participate in World Plastic Surgery Day for the first time on July 15, the idea is not a new one. India has celebrated a National Plastic Surgery Day for the past decade and the roots for what is now an internationally recognized day can be found in the efforts planted there 10 years ago.


PRS smashes its own record for the fourth time in five years

By Paul Snyder Monday, July 12, 2021

The benchmarking and analytics tool InCites in June released its 2021 Journal Citation Report, revealing that PRS bested the 4.209 Impact Factor from last year that had, until this year's 4.730 Impact Factor, been its highest mark.


ASPS to launch new PRIDE Forum for LGBTQIA+ members

By Paul Snyder Friday, June 25, 2021

Arya Akhavan, MD, proposed an idea for the Society to form a committee for its LGBTQIA+ members and residents – an idea that quickly gained traction with leadership and has now resulted in the creation of the PRIDE Forum.


Ten steps to financial freedom for young attending physicians

By Jordan D. Frey, MD Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Financial freedom provides doctors with the opportunity to practice on their own terms, a distinct advantage in the current landscape where doctors are historically prone to burnout and moral injury.


ASPS, PSF past President Garry Brody, MD, MSc, passes away at age 88

By Jim Leonardo Monday, May 3, 2021

Plastic surgeons are paying tribute to Garry Brody, MD, MSc, a leader in ASPS/PSF and a noted innovator in plastic surgery, who passed away Thursday at age 88.


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?


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