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BESAP III is Now Available

September 30, 2020

The American Society of Breast Surgeons is pleased to announce the launch of BESAP III, the highly-anticipated third iteration of the Society’s Breast Education and Self-Assessment Program (BESAP), providing up to 65 hours of self-assessment credit to help surgeons fulfill the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification Program.

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New Addition to Online Video Library

September 15, 2020

The ASBrS recently launched an Industry-Supported Procedural section of its online video library. In addition to the members-only videos, ASBrS now has a section in the library that is open to the public. The purpose of this section is to act as an educational resource for general surgeons who perform a limited number of breast surgeries and seek to improve their technical understanding of specific breast surgery procedures. Our first posted video demonstrates Wise Pattern Oncoplastic Lumpectomy using PlasmaBlade™ X Technology.

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ASBrS Multi-Disciplinary Panel—Recommendations for Pain Management in Breast Surgery

August 13, 2020

Findings are published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology (ASO). To view the publication in its entirety, members may use their complimentary electronic subscription to ASO. Visit the Clinical Resources tab's Annals of Surgical Oncology page for access.

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Preventing Planned Cuts to Surgical Payments

August 07, 2020

On August 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) effective on or after January 1, 2021. The net result of these proposed changes is a -7% decrease in payment for general surgeons in 2021. The Society, along with its partners in the Surgical Care Coalition, is urging Congress to enact legislation to waive Medicare’s budget neutrality requirements for E/M adjustments and to require CMS to apply the increased E/M adjustment to all 10- and 90-day global code values.

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