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

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Advocacy and Health Policy exists to advance the College’s health policy agenda through Congress via lobbying activities, grassroots (SurgeonsVoice) efforts, and political affairs (SurgeonsPAC). Our health policy agenda consists of a variety of issues to serve you, the practicing surgeon, including 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.

Administrative Burden Reduction


Graduate Medical Education

Health Care Reform

Health Information Technology

Medical Liability Reform

Medicare Physician Payment

Opioids and Surgical Care

Pediatric Issues

Scope of Practice

Surgical Workforce


Unanticipated Billing


Learn more about health policy and advocacy news, federal legislative topics, College programs, and updates from surgeon advocates.

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