The Advocacy section of the STS website offers the latest and most important regulatory and legislative news and resources relevant to cardiothoracic surgery.

  • Check out On the Record to view public statements pertaining to the regulatory issues that affect practicing cardiothoracic surgeons.
  • Contribute to STS-PAC and see how your contributions are making a difference.
  • Get involved. Sign up to be an STS Key Contact and help build relationships while advocating for the specialty.
  • Visit the Legislative Action Center to learn about issues affecting the specialty, and write or call your members of Congress to let them know what you think.

What's New

Check out the MACRA Toolkit for Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Read the latest updates from the Society on health reform priorities

Review an updated fact sheet and FAQs regarding a new Medicare reporting requirement for global surgical services.

Watch our new video featuring Drs. Raymond L. Singer, Alan M. Speir, Douglas J. Mathisen, Kevin D. Accola, and Keith S. Naunheim discussing efforts by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to assess the accuracy of valuation for 10- and 90-day global surgical codes.

The July 2017 issue of STS Advocacy Monthly is now available.

Highlights include:

1. STS Opposes Health Reform Vote
2. Society Suggests Ways to Reduce Regulatory Burdens
3. STS Supports Home Infusion Services Coverage Gap Relief
4. Society Joins Letter on Measure Approval Process
5. Key Contact Connect: Take Advantage of the August Recess