American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Advocacy and Health Policy (DAHP) analyzes and advocates on regulations that affect you—the practicing surgeon—and the care you provide your patients. Much of the DAHP’s regulatory activity is focused on issues that impact coding, billing, and reimbursement for surgical care. Key areas include physician, hospital, and ambulatory surgical center payment rules; Medicare incentive programs; private insurer policies; administrative burden reduction; and practice management.

Stop Overregulating My OR

Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program

Patient Opioid Use

New Medicare Card Project

Medicare Enrollment and Participation

Medicare Inpatient & Outpatient Rules

Third Party Payors