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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes regulations—also known as “rules”—to establish or modify the way the agency administers its programs. CMS rules may impact providers or suppliers of covered services or the individuals enrolled or entitled to benefits under CMS programs.

Much of the American College of Surgeons Division of Advocacy and Health Policy’s (DAHP) regulatory activity is focused on physician and facility reimbursement rules, including the:

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Rule

Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Rule

Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)/Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Rule

Medicare Advantage and Part D Rules

For more information about Medicare rules, contact Lauren Foe at