STS Legislative Fly-In

Join us for an STS Legislative Fly-In

Help STS fight the proposed elimination of the global surgical payment system. Join your CT surgery colleagues in Washington on September 8-9 for an STS Legislative Fly-In. Participating is easy. We will create your itinerary for you. You need only book your travel.

General Itinerary
Welcome Dinner & Briefing
Monday, September 8 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Capitol Hill Meetings
Tuesday, September 9 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


On July 3, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for calendar year 2015. In the proposal, CMS outlined plans to convert all 90-day global procedures to 0-day global procedures by 2018 and 10-day global procedures to 0-day global procedures by 2017. This would reduce payment by about 50%, and surgeons would be required to bill separately for postoperative in-hospital and office visits to recover total payment.

STS has drafted a congressional sign-on letter urging CMS not to implement this faulty policy. We need you in Washington so that you can persuade your members of Congress to sign this important letter. To learn more or RSVP, call (202) 787-1230 or e-mail advocacy [at] sts [dot] org.

We hope to see you in Washington!

~STS Government Relations Staff