Wood, Lahey to Serve on MEDCAC
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has invited two STS surgeon leaders to join its Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). Past President Douglas E. Wood, MD, FRCSEd, and Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy Chair Stephen J. Lahey, MD, began their MEDCAC service in June. The Committee was established to provide independent guidance and expert advice to CMS on clinical topics. Dr. Wood has been an STS member since 1995, and Dr. Lahey has been an STS member since 1991.