In a major step forward in the effort to preserve access to microsurgical breast reconstruction, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced on August 21 that it has decided to maintain HCPCS Level II codes S2066, S2067 and S2068 (covering DIEP, GAP and SIEA flaps).
The Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent (PSCD), the latest addition to the ASPS network of special interest groups (SIGs), will hold its first formal meeting in Austin during Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2023.
Plastic surgeons are mourning the loss of past PSF Treasurer, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) past president and Maliniac Fellow Randy Sherman, MD, who passed away Tuesday at age 72.
There has been a concerted attack on plastic surgeons via phone solicitation and email from a group posing as ABPS Board Office employees attempting to send "Certification data, information or booklets."
PRS Global Open scores Impact Factor, PRS remains No. 1 in specialty with more than 41,000 citationsBy Paul Snyder Wednesday, July 5, 2023
As it celebrates its 10-year anniversary, the open-access journal PRS Global Open has added a distinguished feather to its cap – its inaugural Impact Factor.
ASPS past President H. William "Bill" Porterfield Jr., MD, passed away Feb. 27 in Charlottesville, Va., at age 93. During his 1982 presidency, Dr. Porterfield led the Society through a period of stability while bringing significant change to the organization with a more business-minded approach – and spearheading the effort that led to the widely recognized and respected "Symbol of Excellence."
With prospective plastic surgery patients subject to wide-ranging information – and disinformation – about procedures online, on social media channels and across all media, it can be overwhelming for patients to not only find the appropriate plastic surgeon but to understand the complexity of the procedure itself. ASPS is working to make that education a little easier.
Plastic surgeons are paying tribute to The PSF past President Brian Kinney, MD, who died May 6 in Los Angeles, at age 69, after a long illness.
'Idolized by his patients and hugely respected by his colleagues:' Remembering David O'Donovan, 1967-2023By Lynn Damitz, MD Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Plastic surgeons around the world are paying tribute to ASPS International Member David O'Donovan, MD, Dublin, Ireland, who passed away March 15. He was 55.
On March 8, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an update to its September 2022 safety communication about squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and various lymphomas in the capsule around breast implants.
ASPS is warning members to beware of scam emails that appear to be sent on behalf of Society leadership.
When Donna Savitry, MD, former Secretary General of the Indonesian Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (InaPRAS), passed away Feb. 23 at age 54, the specialty lost someone who was loved and revered by many – especially young members of InaPRAS who took inspiration from Dr. Savitry through her leadership roles in our organization over the past eight years.
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