COVER STORY: Looking forward 7
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
What surgeons should know about...
The Physician Compare website 41
Molly Peltzman, MA
Coding and practice management
corner: CMS eases restrictions
imposed under the Two-Midnight
Vinita Ollapally, JD
MHS: Supporting the future:
Dr. and Mrs. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.:
Paying it forward 45
Sarah B. Klein, MPA
A look at The Joint Commission:
Improvements continue in surgical
care accountability measures 48
Carlos A. Pellegrini, MD,
FACS, FRCSI(Hon), FRCS(Hon),
NTDB data points: Keep an
eye out 50
Richard J. Fantus, MD, FACS,
and Robert J. Fantus
COVER STORY: FIRST Trial shows
flexibility in resident work hours
does not affect patient safety 53
Residents: Prepare to take
your ACS membership to
the next level 55
New standards for children’s
surgery verification released 56
ACS cosponsors fellowships in
ethics and leadership 57
Save the date for the ACS Surgeons
as Leaders Course in June 58
International Guest Scholarships
available for 2017 59
ACS and Triological Society offer
Clinical Scientist Development
Community Surgeon Travel Awards
available for 2017 61
Apply now for 2016 international
scholarships for surgical
Calendar of events 64
“Your Lung Operation” provides patients with the knowledge
and training to support full participation and optimal recovery. Safety measures such as site
marking, ID band checks, and pneumonia prevention strategies are demonstrated to support
the surgeon and health care professional in meeting all CMS and Joint Commission guidelines
for safe surgical procedures and optimal recovery.
The program is free to members and contains:
● A 20-page booklet and 30-minute DVD with information on preoperative prep, cancer
staging, procedure overview, potential risks, discharge, and home care.
● Information sheets, including lung images, medication lists, exercise and pulmonary
rehab activity guides, quit smoking resources, and survivorship plans.
● Additional resources, including a patient evaluation form.
● For nonmembers, this program can be purchased individually, or bulk pricing is available.
● Hospital broadcast rights are also available for purchase.
PAR TNERS IN YOUR SURGICAL CARE©
Education for a Better Recovery
This Surgical Patient Education Program is a collaborative by the American College of Surgeons with the Society of Thoracic Surgery,
the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, and the Commission on Cancer.
THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY.
To order, visit www.facs.org/education/patient-education.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS | DIVISION OF EDUCATION
Blended Surgical Education and Training for Life
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