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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your 鶹ýmember benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your 鶹ýcolleagues. It's all here.

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Federal Legislation

Advocating for surgeons and patients across the US

Federal Legislation

Health Forward

The 鶹ýadvances its health policy agenda through Congress via lobbying activities, grassroots efforts (), and political affairs (). The agenda includes Medicare physician payment, medical liability reform, quality and patient safety, graduate medical education financing and governance, trauma systems, cancer and research funding, scope of practice, health information technology, and more.

Issues of Impact

Find out more about the issues that affect surgeons and their patients.

Administrative Burden Reduction

Learn how to improve surgical patient care, lessen administrative burdens, and streamline clinical workflows.

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Cancer

See legislation that seeks to improve survival and quality of life for cancer patients and survivors.

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Graduate Medical Education

Read about the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act and how it seeks to bolster the US surgical workforce.

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Health Information Technology

See how technology is being used to enhance the delivery and quality of care.

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Medical Liability Reform

Read how the 鶹ýis helping change this important issue.

Liability

Medicare Physician Payment

Learn how we’re advocating for a Medicare payment system that incentivizes high-value care for seniors.

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Pediatric Issues

The 鶹ýadvocates on behalf of surgeons concerning pediatric issues.

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Scope of Practice

The 鶹ýsupports the directive that surgery should be performed by surgeons.

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Surgical Workforce

In light of growing evidence demonstrating a shortage of general surgeons, the 鶹ýis pursuing actionable data to find areas where surgeons are needed the most.

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Trauma

Take action to increase access to trauma care and reduce the incidence of trauma, the leading cause of death for children and adults under age 44.

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State Legislation

State legislatures can often meet needs in a way that Congress cannot, making grassroots advocacy even more essential.

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Get Involved

If you are interested in becoming a surgeon advocate about any of these issues, learn about how you can get involved today.

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