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CMS Releases Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

November 01, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule, which confirms the nearly 4.5% cut to surgeons, harming patient access to needed surgical care.


2023 ACS/ASBrS International Scholarship

October 14, 2022

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) are pleased to announce a shared scholarship, the 2023 ACS/ASBrS International Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a surgeon specifically working in breast cancer surgery in underserved and developing areas to improve the quality of breast cancer surgical services.


Newly Published—Home Recovery After Mastectomy: Review of Literature and Strategies for Implementation

September 13, 2022

ASBrS tasked its Patient Safety and Quality committee to review the literature regarding same day mastectomy and to provide guidance for surgeons who choose to integrate this into their practice. The findings of this investigation are published this month in the Annals of Surgical Oncology (ASO).


FDA Issues Breast Implant Safety Communication

September 08, 2022

The FDA is informing the public about reports of cancers, including squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and various lymphomas, that have developed in the scar tissue (capsule) that forms around breast implants.