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ACS Post-COVID-19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery

As many states have approved the resumption of elective surgery, we understand patients may have questions and specific uncertainties about the safety of undergoing elective operations in hospitals, regardless of whether COVID-19 patients are being concurrently treated in the same facility.

The patient-surgeon relationship is one that is built on transparency and trust. More than ever, patients are turning to their surgeons for advice and information that will help them feel more knowledgeable not just about their surgery, but having that surgery in a time when COVID-19 exists.

To address this, we developed the American College of Surgeons Post-COVID-19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery. The intent of this checklist is to help surgeons ultimately communicate the important items patients want to know.

In the coming days, the College will provide a tool kit of materials to help you communicate with patients regarding how they can safely return for surgery they need. We will continue to support our surgical community and patients as we return to surgical care.

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2021 Fellow Applications Now Open – Application Fee Waived for Associate Members

2021 Fellow Applications Now Open - Application Fee Waived for Associate MembersAs President of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (TNACS), I would like to encourage you to take the next important step in your surgical career, if you meet...

Make a Difference in 5 Minutes – Support Legislation to Stop Medicare Cuts

Make a Difference in 5 Minutes - Support Legislation to Stop Medicare CutsHouse Introduces Legislation to Prevent Medicare Payment Cuts - Our Voice Is Being Heard!   On November 3, the Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020...

Time to Act – Stop Medicare Cuts for Surgeons

Time to Act - Stop Medicare Cuts for SurgeonsThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a rule that will devastate surgeons across America by reducing payments for nearly all surgical specialties—during the worst public health crisis in generations....

In Case You Missed It – Two Important Messages

In Case You Missed It -Two Important MessagesInterview with ACS Regent Ken SharpTennessee surgeons are so fortunate to have our own Ken Sharp serving as a Regent in the American College of Surgeons. Here is a recent interview with him that you don't want to miss....

Call to Action – Stop Medicare Cuts Effective January 1st

Call to Action - Stop Medicare Cuts Effective January 1stAs a surgeon advocate within your state, the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy (DAHP) needs your immediate assistance to contact Congress and urge immediate action regarding a critical, time sensitive...

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Surgeries Are Contributing To Climate Change. Can We Make Them More Sustainable? : Goats and Soda : NPR https://t.co/rnI1ugQ7Bb
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RT @SurgeonsCare: The Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020 will protect patients’ access to surgical c…
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2020 Membership

The Tennessee Chapter, ACS would like to invite you to become a member! It’s your membership that will continue to let the Chapter focus on important issues facing Tennessee surgeons.

The Future. Through the Eyes of a Surgeon

As health care changes, it is critical that surgeons continue to have a strong voice and seat at the table in all patient care decisions. Check out this new video encouraging Fellows to become actively involved in helping the ACS take bold steps and speak with a unified voice on behalf of patients.

TNACS Advocacy Day

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