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January 17-19, 2020

June 2019

Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Examines Surprise Billing

NewsScope: June 14, 2019 Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Examines Surprise Billing The American College of Surgeons (ACS) submitted a Statement for the Record for a June 16 House Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing, No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills. A variety of stakeholders shared testimony, including Physicians for Fair Coverage, The American Hospital Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, and the American College of Emergency Physicians....

Congress Approves Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Mission Zero Legislation

NewsScope: June 7, 2019 Congress Approves Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Mission Zero Legislation The U.S. House of Representatives June 4 passed S. 1279, The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation (PAHPAI) Act of 2019. This legislation was first created to improve the nation’s response to public health and medical emergencies and called for appointing an Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to oversee the nation’s preparedness for disaster response....

ACS Advocacy Efforts Focus on Unanticipated Medical Billing Issues

NewsScope: May 31, 2019 ACS Advocacy Efforts Focus on Unanticipated Medical Billing Issues Congress is reviewing multiple proposals to address the issue of surprise medical billing. As these legislative packages are developed, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has been working with lawmakers to advocate for solutions that would best serve surgical patients and maintain the patient-physician relationship. Sen. Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), and other members of the Senate Bipartisan Working Group, recently...