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Meeting New Jersey Cancer Liaison Physicians
June 25, 2021 9AM to Noon

Hosted by New Jersey CoC State Lead- Nell Maloney Patel, MD
 
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68TH ANNUAL CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM Saturday, December 7, 2019

SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION
7:30 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast & Visit with Vendors
7:30 am – 8:30 am

8:30 am – 11: 00 am
SPECIALTY SESSIONS

GENERAL SURGERY & COLON/RECTAL SURGERY/CADAVER LAB Co-Moderators:

Joseph Cauda, MD, FACS
Nell Maloney Patel, MD, FACS
Debra Tarantino, MD, FACS
César Santiago MD, FASCRS, FACS
Director of Robotic Colorectal Cancer Program; Director GI Malignancies;
Sarah Cannon Cancer and Research Institute; HCA Healthcare

“Impacting Patient and Hospital Outcomes: Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer”

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Full Article Proposed Cuts to Medicare Will be Devastating to Surgeons and their Patients
 
SAVE THE DATES
 
Tuesday, December 8th at 6:00 PM Business Disruptions Policies & COVID

Wednesday December 16th at 6:00 PM HIPPA/OSHA Compliance


Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00 PM Asset Protection

The webinars will be conducted by: Svetlana (Lana) Ros (NJ, ACS Legal Counsel)
Partner Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, P.C.

Call (973) 539-4000 To Get Registration Information Or Email Marisa Rugel mrugel@pashmanstein.com

 
Dr. Carniol formally took office as AAFPRS President on October 17, 2020 and will serve the 2020-2021 term year. Dr. Carniol is board certified by the American Boa+6rd of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has been an active member of the AAFPRS for nearly 30 years and a Clinical Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Carniol has served in various AAFPRS leadership positions including Treasurer and Group Vice President for Membership Society Relations, past President of the Medical Society of New Jersey, past President of the New Jersey Chapter of American College of Surgeons, and past President of the Board of Medical Examiners for New Jersey


 
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has issued a call for abstracts to be presented at the 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference, July 12 to 16. The submission deadline is April 30

Individuals at participating sites are encouraged to submit a 250-word abstract for poster presentation. The abstract should relate to surgical quality improvement initiatives including the development, implementation, or validation of best practices. We are also interested in operational best practices relating to workflows around collecting data and reporting. Abstracts should utilize data from one or more of the following ACS Quality Programs


Submit and Question Links Are In The Full Article
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SurgeonsVoice Launches Week of Action
to Call on Congress to Stop Payment Cuts



The ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy (DAHP) continues to call on Congress to stop devastating Medicare payment cuts.
With Congress returning from a six-week recess, all Fellows, residents, and surgeons are encouraged to join the week of This is a triage situation. We need all hands on deck!


ACT NOW: CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

ACT NOW: CONTACT YOUR SENATORS

 




Full Article

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 6 p.m. The presentation will be held via Zoom

Proposed Cuts to Medicare Will be Devastating to Surgeons and their Patients
by David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

The Covid-19 pandemic has thus far killed more than 170,000 Americans and infected more than 5.2 million. The country's doctors and health care workers have been on the frontlines for the past six months, often working longer hours without any added pay, sleep or complaint to meet the overwhelming demands of this outbreak. Our health care system has suffered greatly due to Covid-19, and now surgeons are set to be faced with ill-advised and dangerous pay cuts

  Faculty Research Scholarship

The American College of Surgeons is offering two-year faculty research fellowships, through the generosity of Fellows, Chapters, and friends of the College, to surgeons entering academic careers in surgery or a surgical specialty. The fellowship is to assist a surgeon in the establishment of their research program under mentorship with the goal of transitioning to becoming an independent investigator. Applicants should have demonstrated their potential to work as independent investigators. The fellowship award is $40,000 per year for each of two years, to support the research.
The deadline as November 30, 2020. Full details are available here:

https://www.facs.org/member-services/scholarships/research/acsfaculty

 

 
Full Article


 
For Registration And Additional Information Click Here
 
SCAM ALERT! A Message from the Division of Consumer Affairs:


The Division of Consumer Affairs is urging our licensees to be on alert for new scams targeting healthcare professionals and possibly others. The Division has received information that impersonators are reaching out to licensees about fraudulent activity related to their practicing credentials, or about alleged disciplinary action or criminal charges against them

The Division has been made aware of the following scam attempts:
 
For Registration And Additional Information Click Here

For Registration And Additional Information Click Here

 

 
Full Article Global Neurosurgery: Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls - Virtual Symposium
 
Registration Fee: Complimentary
 
For Registration And Additional Informatiom Click Here
 
IMPORTANT!

CDS/NJPMP INFORMATION!

AUGUST, 2020


Pursuant to law, New Jersey controlled dangerous substances (CDS) registrants are required to register with the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (NJPMP). To date, approximately 2,500 New Jersey CDS Physicians have been identified as non-compliant with the NJPMP registration requirement. As a result, the CDS registration for said physicians has been placed in "active non-renewable" (ANR) status and they will be unable to renew their CDS during the October 2020 renewal period until they"ve successfully registered with the NJPMP.
 
Full Article NJPMP INFORMATION
  Continue to Urge Congress to Intervene and Prevent Medicare Physician Payment Cuts

As you may know from recent ACS communications, finalized policies from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will result in significant cuts to physician payment for most surgical services delivered to Medicare patients beginning in January of 2021. If implemented, these policies could also destabilize health system financing and drastically diminish the opportunity for hospital and physician offices to recover financially from COVID-19. For more information, visit https://www.facs.org/advocacy/federal/medicare/prevent-cuts

The ACS and other surgical associations have urged Congress to intervene Full Article and introduce legislation that would waive budget neutrality, effectively preventing the cuts. The ACS will also continue to aggressively push Congress, but only strength in numbers from surgeon advocates at-large will help elected officials understand the importance and time sensitivity of this issue

Recognizing the profound impact that cuts to physician payment could have on practices and Medicare patients seeking surgical services, please take immediate action and contact Congress via SurgeonsVoice! For more information, contact the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy staff by email ahp@facs.org

Thank you in advance for advocating on behalf of yourself and your profession by taking action on this critical issue


 


Pursuant to law, New Jersey controlled dangerous substances (CDS) registrants are required to register with the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (NJPMP). To date, approximately 2,500 New Jersey CDS Physicians have been identified as non-compliant with the NJPMP registration requirement. As a result, the CDS registration for said physicians has been placed in “active non-renewable” (ANR) status and they will be unable to renew their CDS during the October 2020 renewal period until they’ve successfully registered with the NJPMP

In the coming weeks, a detailed notice will be emailed to those CDS Physicians placed in ANR status advising them of the status of their CDS and the NJPMP registration requirement and instruct them to immediately register with the NJPMP

No action is required by CDS physicians who already have an active NJPMP account

CDS Physicians who are not registered with the NJPMP must

STEP 1: Register to access the NJPMP Immediately register at https://newjersey.pmpaware.net/ Registrants will be required to enter his/her full professional license number; federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number; NJ CDS registration number; full name as it appears on his/her professional license; unique email address; and other identifying information

STEP 2: Notify the Drug Control Unit Once the physician has registered to access the NJPMP, he/she should notify the New Jersey Drug Control Unit via email at CDS@dca.lps.state.nj.us

STEP 3: Permission to renew CDS registration Following verification of the Physicians NJPMP registration, the status of his/her CDS registration will be updated to “active” and he/she will receive an email permitting him/her to renew his/her CDS during the October 2020 renewal period

Physicians with an active CDS registration that do not prescribe controlled dangerous substances or do not currently hold a New Jersey DEA registration, in accordance with N.J.A.C.13:45H-1.2(m), must email the New Jersey Drug Control Unit to place his/her CDS registration in “inactive” status

Drug Control Unit
P.O. Box 45045
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 504-6351
Fax: (973) 504-6326
Registration Verification: (973) 273-8090
Email:CDS@dca.lps.state.nj.us

 


Guidance for COVID-19 Diagnosed and/or Exposed Healthcare Personnel
Healthcare personnel exposure risk assessment guidance


 
Full Article Here


Quick Reference: Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Home Isolation for Persons Diagnosed with COVID-19

 
Full Article Here
 

ACS Program Updates and Resources
Registration for the Virtual Clinical Congress 2020 to Open Soon



Registration for the Virtual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2020 will open in early August. Your value-packed registration will include access to the entire virtual conference, including Convocation, Sunday, October 4, and three days of educational programming, October 5 to 7. The educational portion of the program will include access to the following content:
  • Named Lectures

  • Panel Sessions

  • Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Symposium and Special Lunchtime Sessions

  • Scientific Forum Presentations

  • Video-based Education Sessions

  • Meet-the-Expert Sessions Resident Program

  • Medical Student Program
     
These sessions will comprise seven hours of programming each day using multiple channels. The registration will also cover on-demand access to this entire three-day program through November 30, 2020 Visit Clinical Congress 2020 for more information, and preview the registration fees for the conference based on your membership category
 


There are currently two scholarships available to U.S. and Canadian Fellows and Associate Fellows (see descriptions below) Please consider sharing with your members.

2020 Claude H Organ Jr MD FACS Traveling Fellowship  Deadline June 30
The Organ Traveling Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding young surgeon so he or she can attend an educational meeting or make an extended visit to an institution of his or her choice, tailored to his or her research interests. The successful applicant will receive the sum of $5,000 U.S. This amount is to be used to help defray travel and per diem expenses, plus the cost of any courses the awardee may take in association with the award. Full details and requirements are HERE

2020 Gerald B Healy MD FACS Traveling Mentorship Fellowship Deadline June 30
The Gerald B Healy MD FACS Traveling Mentorship Fellowship will be used to facilitate visiting and engaging with one or more successful mentors. The successful applicant will receive the sum of $5,000 U.S. This amount is to be used to help defray travel and per diem expenses, and to subsidize lost revenue from days away from clinical duties. Full details and requirements are HERE


 
Full Article Here

Governor Murphy created the Senate Fiscal Recovery Committee to determine the impact the ban on elective surgery and closure of medical practices affected patients and physicians. The Committee is chaired by Senator Paul Sarlo and they held their first hearing Monday, May 18th.  Senator Sarlo stated the Committee wants to hear from health care providers whose practices have been severely impacted by the ban on elective surgery and closure of physician practices. Please contact the Committee members and let them know how you were impacted.

The Committee members are:
Senator Paul Sarlo (Chair)
496 Columbia Blvd., 1st Floor, Wood Ridge, NJ 07075
(201) 804-8118
E-mail:SenSarlo@njleg.org

Senator Steve Oroho
One Wilson Drive, Suite 2B, Sparta, NJ 07871
(973) 300-0200
E-mail:Senoroho@njleg.org

Senator M. Teresa Ruiz
166 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 484-1000
E-mail:Senruiz@njleg.org

Senator Troy Singleton
400 North Church Street, Suite 260, Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 234-2790
E-mail:Sensingleton@njleg.org

 





 Resumption of Ambulatory Office Surgery Guidance Full Article
 
Administrators of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Licensed pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:43A
 




ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER AND NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 145 (MURPHY) (MAY 15, 2020); P.L. 2020, c. 18
 
Administrators of In Office Surgery Centers Licensed pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:43A
 
IMPORTANT ELECTIVE SURGERY UPDATE - May 15, 2020

Governor Murphy announced today that he will sign an Executive Order that will allow for the resumption of elective surgery and other invasive procedures effective May 26th. The ACS Post Covid19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery is posted below.

Full Guidelines Click Here



Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance

Introduction

In order to focus local resources on managing the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, "elective" surgery has been largely postponed and stopped. As the COVID-19 rates have already reached their peaks, or will do so over the next week or two (depending on location), the current focus for an increasing number of facilities is toward "ramping up" to prepare for elective operations.

 
Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance Full Article
 
The RWJ, New Jersey Medical School is conducing a research study looking at patterns of care related to using regional anesthesia for dialysis access creation surgeries. Please assist them in completing the survey.
 
Click Here To Take The Survey
 


Statement on PPE Shortages during the COVID-19 Pandemic The American College of Surgeons (ACS) recognizes that many health care facilities are facing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks, gowns, and respirators. The ACS believes it is essential that surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other health care personnel be able to speak freely, without fear of retribution, as they seek to find a solution to accessing PPE. We advise surgeons to speak with their institutional leadership on these matters and to be able to direct any concerns to the ACS, with the goal of protecting themselves and their colleagues.
 
Statement on PPE Shortages during the COVID-19 Pandem Full Article

Financial Relief for Surgeons: CARES Act Information


In addition to the Bulletin: ACS COVID-19 newsletter we are sending to members, we are also rapidly sharing information related to your practice as we have it. To that end, the ACS Washington team has identified information regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on Friday, that provides some pathways for physicians to obtain financial assistance for their practices. We know many of you want to apply for this assistance if you are experiencing financial strains on your practice related to COVID-19.
 
Read The Full Letter Here Also Click On The Links In The letter For Additional Information Backspace To get Back to The Document For Other Link Information
    Governor Murphy Calls Upon Physicians to Report PPE Inventory and Need

Excutive Order 109 Full Order requires physician practices to report inventory of Personal Protective Equipment and other medical resources to the Office of Emergency Management. Please click here to report this information online
\ by 5:00pm today, Friday, March 27.

    On Monday, March 23rd Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order (attached) suspending ALL elective surgeries and invasive procedures, medical and dental effective 5:00 PM on 3/27. This applies to all operations that can be safely delayed, as determined by the patient’s doctor or dentist.
Excutive Order 209 Full Order

In addition to the Bulletin: ACS COVID-19 newsletter we are sending to members, we are also rapidly sharing information related to your practice as we have it. To that end, the ACS Washington team has identified information regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on Friday, that provides some pathways for physicians to obtain financial assistance for their practices. We know many of you want to apply for this assistance if you are experiencing financial strains on your practice related to COVID-19.
 
Read The Full Letter Here Also Click On The Links In The letter For Additional Information Backspace To get Back to The Document For Other Link Information
    Governor Murphy Calls Upon Physicians to Report PPE Inventory and Need

Excutive Order 109 Full Order requires physician practices to report inventory of Personal Protective Equipment and other medical resources to the Office of Emergency Management. Please click here to report this information online
\ by 5:00pm today, Friday, March 27.

    On Monday, March 23rd Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order (attached) suspending ALL elective surgeries and invasive procedures, medical and dental effective 5:00 PM on 3/27. This applies to all operations that can be safely delayed, as determined by the patient’s doctor or dentist.
Excutive Order 209 Full Order

    In light of evolving public health concerns around COVID-19, several surgical society meetings which impact this group have been cancelled or postponed. Fortunately, the CONNECT program which was previously scheduled to take place in Miami next week has been converted to a Virtual Robotic Forum hosted by the online Robotic Surgery Collaboration. On Friday, March 20th, from 12pm- 7pm and Saturday March 21st from 8am-1:30 pm, The conference will be live streamed on Facebook by the Robotic Surgery Collaboration with active Q and A. This novel solution presents a high value opportunity for all our members to receive robotic clinical and program management content from thought leaders in the space in the safety of our own offices or homes. Below you will see agendas highlighted with general surgery, bariatric and program building content, instructions to join the RSC, and a link to the RSC. Free to join for any of the presentations that are relevant to you and your practice.
 
Virtual Robotic General Surgery Forum
(hosted on Robotic Surgery Collaboration LIVE)
Friday, March 20 12:00pm – 7pm EST -- continuing
– Saturday, March 21 8:00am – 1:30 pm EST
Join the Robotic Surgery Collaboration – complete 3 simple questions
(additional Facebook guidance attached) 
Virtual Robotic General Surgery Forum Brochure


Andrea Andrea Donelan
Executive Director
New Jersey Chapter, American College of Surgeons
36 Elm Street,
Suite 5
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 539-4000 FAX: (973) 539-9493
 

 
ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2020 Cancelled In light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is cancelling the 2020 ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit (LAS). We made this difficult decision out of an abundance of caution, and with concern for your safety and the safety of your patients. Each of you are leaders at your home institutions, and your presence there may be more important now than ever. Preliminary information regarding hotel and registration cancelations can be found below.
Full Article

 
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has developed an informational web page for surgeons about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Although risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the U.S. is currently very low, recent forecasts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about its imminent rise in the U.S. are not optimistic. In the event that surgeons encounter someone with symptoms in their practice setting, ACS suggests that surgeons prepare now and familiarize themselves with CDC infection control practices and equipment recommendations
(ie: N95 respirators, and personal protective equipment)
For more information, visit  
About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  URGENT!!! Download The Letter Below To Send To Your Legislators ASAP!!!


Dear Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader McCarthy:

As Congress continues its efforts to protect patients from surprise medical bills, we hope that you recognize the potentially devastating unintended consequences that certain proposals under consideration could have on smaller and independent physician practices such as ours, and urge you to ensure a thoughtful approach as the various proposals are brought together.


Click Here For Full Letter To Send To Your Legislators

 TO ADD YOUR GROUP'S NAME TO THE LETTER, PLEASE CLICK HERE

 



The American College of Surgeons (ACS) sent a letter to Congress regarding the surprise medical billing
issue. The letter urges Congressional leadership to not include surprise billing legislation in a year-end

spending package unless two key issues are addressed appropriately:

1. Payment by the health plan to out-of-network physicians cannot be tied to mean or median in network,or Medicare rates.

2. There must be an accessible independent dispute resolution (IDR) system included that allows doctors and health plans to have a fair third party arbiter settle payment disputes. That IDR language must include specific parameters and criteria.

Most importantly, poorly drafted surprise billing legislation should not be used as an offset for other government programs in an end of year funding package. As Congress continues it's work to address this issue, we would urge all Fellows to utilize SurgeonsVoice online to urge members of Congress to consider these ACS-supported principles.

Click Here To Read The Colleges Letter To Legislators


68TH ANNUAL CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM Saturday, December 7, 2019

SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION
7:30 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast & Visit with Vendors
7:30 am – 8:30 am

8:30 am – 11: 00 am
SPECIALTY SESSIONS

GENERAL SURGERY & COLON/RECTAL SURGERY/CADAVER LAB Co-Moderators:

Joseph Cauda, MD, FACS
Nell Maloney Patel, MD, FACS
Debra Tarantino, MD, FACS
César Santiago MD, FASCRS, FACS
Director of Robotic Colorectal Cancer Program; Director GI Malignancies;
Sarah Cannon Cancer and Research Institute; HCA Healthcare

“Impacting Patient and Hospital Outcomes: Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer”

Click Here for Brochure

 
New Jersey Chapter, American College of Surgeons presents:

NJ ACS Governors Attending 2019 ACS Convocation Drs. Michael J. Spedick, Adam M. Kopelan, Anne C. Mosenthal and Michael L. Arvanitis


The 16th Annual International B.E.S.T (Bariatric Endoscopic Surgery Trends) conference will be in NY on December 9th and 10th. This year's B.E.S.T. conference will focus on the quest for a personalized approach in
bariatric and metabolic surgery. Over the course of the two-day conference, the program
will include more than 10 live-surgery transmissions from hospitals across the
region as well as from international colleagues around the world. This conference is
approved for 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Registration is now open for this conference. NJ, ACS members are invited to attend. Link to the website

 
Click to Register

 

2020 Academic Pilgrimage – ISRAEL
May 9 / 17, 2020

Included Features:


• Round trip airfare from Newark to Tel Aviv with United Airlines. Airport taxes and fuel surcharges are included. (Valid at present time)

• 2 nights accommodation at the Alexander Hotel or similar hotel in Tel Aviv. Hotel taxes, city taxes and service charges are included.

• 2 nights accommodation at the Dan Panorama or similar hotel in Haifa. Hotel taxes, city taxes and service charges are included.

• 3 nights accommodation at the Dan Panorama or similar hotel in Jerusalem. Hotel taxes, city taxes and service charges are included.

• Daily breakfast and dinner at the hotels except the farewell dinner. Five lunches and farewell dinner at the local restaurants. ( ¼ bottle of wine and ½ bottle of mineral water are included with lunches and dinners).

• Meet & Assist at Ben Gurion airport.

• English speaking tour guide throughout the program.

• Entrance fees per above itinerary.

• Porterage service at hotels

• Transportation in a modern, comfortable WI-FI equipped coaches.

 
Full Itinerary Description and Reservation Form Click Here

 
 

Date & Location

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM, Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course, 3
Golf Drive, Kenilworth, NJ

 Overview

The complexity and magnitude of medical advances in the management of liver disease make it ever more difficult for clinicians to apply this tremendous amount of information to their practice. This activity will provide learners with a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art advances in the diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive modalities of liver disease based on the latest evidence, literature, and clinical research. A thorough review of the current treatment landscape is vital to both clinicians and patients who can benefit from this expansion of therapeutic options.

 
For More Information and Register Click Here

 
JOSEPH E. CAUDA, MD, FACS
ANNE C. MOSENTHAL, MD, FACS
LEONARD Y. LEE, MD, FACS
 
  REQUESTS THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE AT THE
 
  NEW JERSEY CHAPTER, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
RUTGERS NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
RUTGERS ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL

  JOINT COCKTAIL RECEPTION DURING THE
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
2019 CLINICAL CONGRESS

Full Article Click to Read Click Here Click Here
Thanks
Full Article Proposed Cuts to Medicare Will be Devastating to Surgeons and their Patients
 
SAVE THE DATES
 
Tuesday, December 8th at 6:00 PM Business Disruptions Policies & COVID

Wednesday December 16th at 6:00 PM HIPPA/OSHA Compliance


Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00 PM Asset Protection

The webinars will be conducted by: Svetlana (Lana) Ros (NJ, ACS Legal Counsel)
Partner Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, P.C.

Call (973) 539-4000 To Get Registration Information Or Email Marisa Rugel mrugel@pashmanstein.com

 
Dr. Carniol formally took office as AAFPRS President on October 17, 2020 and will serve the 2020-2021 term year. Dr. Carniol is board certified by the American Boa+6rd of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has been an active member of the AAFPRS for nearly 30 years and a Clinical Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Carniol has served in various AAFPRS leadership positions including Treasurer and Group Vice President for Membership Society Relations, past President of the Medical Society of New Jersey, past President of the New Jersey Chapter of American College of Surgeons, and past President of the Board of Medical Examiners for New Jersey

  Faculty Research Scholarship

The American College of Surgeons is offering two-year faculty research fellowships, through the generosity of Fellows, Chapters, and friends of the College, to surgeons entering academic careers in surgery or a surgical specialty. The fellowship is to assist a surgeon in the establishment of their research program under mentorship with the goal of transitioning to becoming an independent investigator. Applicants should have demonstrated their potential to work as independent investigators. The fellowship award is $40,000 per year for each of two years, to support the research.
The deadline as November 30, 2020. Full details are available here:

https://www.facs.org/member-services/scholarships/research/acsfaculty

 

 
Full Article


 
For Registration And Additional Information Click Here
 
SCAM ALERT! A Message from the Division of Consumer Affairs:


The Division of Consumer Affairs is urging our licensees to be on alert for new scams targeting healthcare professionals and possibly others. The Division has received information that impersonators are reaching out to licensees about fraudulent activity related to their practicing credentials, or about alleged disciplinary action or criminal charges against them

The Division has been made aware of the following scam attempts:
 
For Registration And Additional Information Click Here

For Registration And Additional Information Click Here

 

 
Full Article Global Neurosurgery: Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls - Virtual Symposium
 
Registration Fee: Complimentary
 
For Registration And Additional Informatiom Click Here
 
IMPORTANT!

CDS/NJPMP INFORMATION!

AUGUST, 2020


Pursuant to law, New Jersey controlled dangerous substances (CDS) registrants are required to register with the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (NJPMP). To date, approximately 2,500 New Jersey CDS Physicians have been identified as non-compliant with the NJPMP registration requirement. As a result, the CDS registration for said physicians has been placed in "active non-renewable" (ANR) status and they will be unable to renew their CDS during the October 2020 renewal period until they"ve successfully registered with the NJPMP.
 
Full Article NJPMP INFORMATION
  Continue to Urge Congress to Intervene and Prevent Medicare Physician Payment Cuts

As you may know from recent ACS communications, finalized policies from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will result in significant cuts to physician payment for most surgical services delivered to Medicare patients beginning in January of 2021. If implemented, these policies could also destabilize health system financing and drastically diminish the opportunity for hospital and physician offices to recover financially from COVID-19. For more information, visit https://www.facs.org/advocacy/federal/medicare/prevent-cuts

The ACS and other surgical associations have urged Congress to intervene Full Article and introduce legislation that would waive budget neutrality, effectively preventing the cuts. The ACS will also continue to aggressively push Congress, but only strength in numbers from surgeon advocates at-large will help elected officials understand the importance and time sensitivity of this issue

Recognizing the profound impact that cuts to physician payment could have on practices and Medicare patients seeking surgical services, please take immediate action and contact Congress via SurgeonsVoice! For more information, contact the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy staff by email ahp@facs.org

Thank you in advance for advocating on behalf of yourself and your profession by taking action on this critical issue


 


Pursuant to law, New Jersey controlled dangerous substances (CDS) registrants are required to register with the New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program (NJPMP). To date, approximately 2,500 New Jersey CDS Physicians have been identified as non-compliant with the NJPMP registration requirement. As a result, the CDS registration for said physicians has been placed in “active non-renewable” (ANR) status and they will be unable to renew their CDS during the October 2020 renewal period until they’ve successfully registered with the NJPMP

In the coming weeks, a detailed notice will be emailed to those CDS Physicians placed in ANR status advising them of the status of their CDS and the NJPMP registration requirement and instruct them to immediately register with the NJPMP

No action is required by CDS physicians who already have an active NJPMP account

CDS Physicians who are not registered with the NJPMP must

STEP 1: Register to access the NJPMP Immediately register at https://newjersey.pmpaware.net/ Registrants will be required to enter his/her full professional license number; federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number; NJ CDS registration number; full name as it appears on his/her professional license; unique email address; and other identifying information

STEP 2: Notify the Drug Control Unit Once the physician has registered to access the NJPMP, he/she should notify the New Jersey Drug Control Unit via email at CDS@dca.lps.state.nj.us

STEP 3: Permission to renew CDS registration Following verification of the Physicians NJPMP registration, the status of his/her CDS registration will be updated to “active” and he/she will receive an email permitting him/her to renew his/her CDS during the October 2020 renewal period

Physicians with an active CDS registration that do not prescribe controlled dangerous substances or do not currently hold a New Jersey DEA registration, in accordance with N.J.A.C.13:45H-1.2(m), must email the New Jersey Drug Control Unit to place his/her CDS registration in “inactive” status

Drug Control Unit
P.O. Box 45045
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 504-6351
Fax: (973) 504-6326
Registration Verification: (973) 273-8090
Email:CDS@dca.lps.state.nj.us

 


Guidance for COVID-19 Diagnosed and/or Exposed Healthcare Personnel
Healthcare personnel exposure risk assessment guidance


 
Full Article Here


Quick Reference: Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Home Isolation for Persons Diagnosed with COVID-19

 
Full Article Here
 

ACS Program Updates and Resources
Registration for the Virtual Clinical Congress 2020 to Open Soon



Registration for the Virtual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2020 will open in early August. Your value-packed registration will include access to the entire virtual conference, including Convocation, Sunday, October 4, and three days of educational programming, October 5 to 7. The educational portion of the program will include access to the following content:
  • Named Lectures

  • Panel Sessions

  • Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Symposium and Special Lunchtime Sessions

  • Scientific Forum Presentations

  • Video-based Education Sessions

  • Meet-the-Expert Sessions Resident Program

  • Medical Student Program
     
These sessions will comprise seven hours of programming each day using multiple channels. The registration will also cover on-demand access to this entire three-day program through November 30, 2020 Visit Clinical Congress 2020 for more information, and preview the registration fees for the conference based on your membership category
 


There are currently two scholarships available to U.S. and Canadian Fellows and Associate Fellows (see descriptions below) Please consider sharing with your members.

2020 Claude H Organ Jr MD FACS Traveling Fellowship  Deadline June 30
The Organ Traveling Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding young surgeon so he or she can attend an educational meeting or make an extended visit to an institution of his or her choice, tailored to his or her research interests. The successful applicant will receive the sum of $5,000 U.S. This amount is to be used to help defray travel and per diem expenses, plus the cost of any courses the awardee may take in association with the award. Full details and requirements are HERE

2020 Gerald B Healy MD FACS Traveling Mentorship Fellowship Deadline June 30
The Gerald B Healy MD FACS Traveling Mentorship Fellowship will be used to facilitate visiting and engaging with one or more successful mentors. The successful applicant will receive the sum of $5,000 U.S. This amount is to be used to help defray travel and per diem expenses, and to subsidize lost revenue from days away from clinical duties. Full details and requirements are HERE


 
Full Article Here

Governor Murphy created the Senate Fiscal Recovery Committee to determine the impact the ban on elective surgery and closure of medical practices affected patients and physicians. The Committee is chaired by Senator Paul Sarlo and they held their first hearing Monday, May 18th.  Senator Sarlo stated the Committee wants to hear from health care providers whose practices have been severely impacted by the ban on elective surgery and closure of physician practices. Please contact the Committee members and let them know how you were impacted.

The Committee members are:
Senator Paul Sarlo (Chair)
496 Columbia Blvd., 1st Floor, Wood Ridge, NJ 07075
(201) 804-8118
E-mail:SenSarlo@njleg.org

Senator Steve Oroho
One Wilson Drive, Suite 2B, Sparta, NJ 07871
(973) 300-0200
E-mail:Senoroho@njleg.org

Senator M. Teresa Ruiz
166 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 484-1000
E-mail:Senruiz@njleg.org

Senator Troy Singleton
400 North Church Street, Suite 260, Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 234-2790
E-mail:Sensingleton@njleg.org

 





 Resumption of Ambulatory Office Surgery Guidance Full Article
 
Administrators of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Licensed pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:43A
 




ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER AND NOTICE OF RULE ADOPTION PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 145 (MURPHY) (MAY 15, 2020); P.L. 2020, c. 18
 
Administrators of In Office Surgery Centers Licensed pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:43A
 
IMPORTANT ELECTIVE SURGERY UPDATE - May 15, 2020

Governor Murphy announced today that he will sign an Executive Order that will allow for the resumption of elective surgery and other invasive procedures effective May 26th. The ACS Post Covid19 Readiness Checklist for Resuming Surgery is posted below.

Full Guidelines Click Here



Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance

Introduction

In order to focus local resources on managing the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, "elective" surgery has been largely postponed and stopped. As the COVID-19 rates have already reached their peaks, or will do so over the next week or two (depending on location), the current focus for an increasing number of facilities is toward "ramping up" to prepare for elective operations.

 
Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance Full Article
 
The RWJ, New Jersey Medical School is conducing a research study looking at patterns of care related to using regional anesthesia for dialysis access creation surgeries. Please assist them in completing the survey.
 
Click Here To Take The Survey
 


Statement on PPE Shortages during the COVID-19 Pandemic The American College of Surgeons (ACS) recognizes that many health care facilities are facing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks, gowns, and respirators. The ACS believes it is essential that surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other health care personnel be able to speak freely, without fear of retribution, as they seek to find a solution to accessing PPE. We advise surgeons to speak with their institutional leadership on these matters and to be able to direct any concerns to the ACS, with the goal of protecting themselves and their colleagues.
 
Statement on PPE Shortages during the COVID-19 Pandem Full Article

Financial Relief for Surgeons: CARES Act Information


In addition to the Bulletin: ACS COVID-19 newsletter we are sending to members, we are also rapidly sharing information related to your practice as we have it. To that end, the ACS Washington team has identified information regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on Friday, that provides some pathways for physicians to obtain financial assistance for their practices. We know many of you want to apply for this assistance if you are experiencing financial strains on your practice related to COVID-19.
 
Read The Full Letter Here Also Click On The Links In The letter For Additional Information Backspace To get Back to The Document For Other Link Information
    Governor Murphy Calls Upon Physicians to Report PPE Inventory and Need

Excutive Order 109 Full Order requires physician practices to report inventory of Personal Protective Equipment and other medical resources to the Office of Emergency Management. Please click here to report this information online
\ by 5:00pm today, Friday, March 27.

    On Monday, March 23rd Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order (attached) suspending ALL elective surgeries and invasive procedures, medical and dental effective 5:00 PM on 3/27. This applies to all operations that can be safely delayed, as determined by the patient’s doctor or dentist.
Excutive Order 209 Full Order

In addition to the Bulletin: ACS COVID-19 newsletter we are sending to members, we are also rapidly sharing information related to your practice as we have it. To that end, the ACS Washington team has identified information regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on Friday, that provides some pathways for physicians to obtain financial assistance for their practices. We know many of you want to apply for this assistance if you are experiencing financial strains on your practice related to COVID-19.
 
Read The Full Letter Here Also Click On The Links In The letter For Additional Information Backspace To get Back to The Document For Other Link Information
    Governor Murphy Calls Upon Physicians to Report PPE Inventory and Need

Excutive Order 109 Full Order requires physician practices to report inventory of Personal Protective Equipment and other medical resources to the Office of Emergency Management. Please click here to report this information online
\ by 5:00pm today, Friday, March 27.

    On Monday, March 23rd Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order (attached) suspending ALL elective surgeries and invasive procedures, medical and dental effective 5:00 PM on 3/27. This applies to all operations that can be safely delayed, as determined by the patient’s doctor or dentist.
Excutive Order 209 Full Order

    In light of evolving public health concerns around COVID-19, several surgical society meetings which impact this group have been cancelled or postponed. Fortunately, the CONNECT program which was previously scheduled to take place in Miami next week has been converted to a Virtual Robotic Forum hosted by the online Robotic Surgery Collaboration. On Friday, March 20th, from 12pm- 7pm and Saturday March 21st from 8am-1:30 pm, The conference will be live streamed on Facebook by the Robotic Surgery Collaboration with active Q and A. This novel solution presents a high value opportunity for all our members to receive robotic clinical and program management content from thought leaders in the space in the safety of our own offices or homes. Below you will see agendas highlighted with general surgery, bariatric and program building content, instructions to join the RSC, and a link to the RSC. Free to join for any of the presentations that are relevant to you and your practice.
 
Virtual Robotic General Surgery Forum
(hosted on Robotic Surgery Collaboration LIVE)
Friday, March 20 12:00pm – 7pm EST -- continuing
– Saturday, March 21 8:00am – 1:30 pm EST
Join the Robotic Surgery Collaboration – complete 3 simple questions
(additional Facebook guidance attached) 
Virtual Robotic General Surgery Forum Brochure


Andrea Andrea Donelan
Executive Director
New Jersey Chapter, American College of Surgeons
36 Elm Street,
Suite 5
Morristown, NJ 07960
(973) 539-4000 FAX: (973) 539-9493
 

 
ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2020 Cancelled In light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is cancelling the 2020 ACS Leadership and Advocacy Summit (LAS). We made this difficult decision out of an abundance of caution, and with concern for your safety and the safety of your patients. Each of you are leaders at your home institutions, and your presence there may be more important now than ever. Preliminary information regarding hotel and registration cancelations can be found below.
Full Article

 
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has developed an informational web page for surgeons about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Although risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the U.S. is currently very low, recent forecasts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about its imminent rise in the U.S. are not optimistic. In the event that surgeons encounter someone with symptoms in their practice setting, ACS suggests that surgeons prepare now and familiarize themselves with CDC infection control practices and equipment recommendations
(ie: N95 respirators, and personal protective equipment)
For more information, visit  
About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  URGENT!!! Download The Letter Below To Send To Your Legislators ASAP!!!


Dear Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, and Leader McCarthy:

As Congress continues its efforts to protect patients from surprise medical bills, we hope that you recognize the potentially devastating unintended consequences that certain proposals under consideration could have on smaller and independent physician practices such as ours, and urge you to ensure a thoughtful approach as the various proposals are brought together.


Click Here For Full Letter To Send To Your Legislators

 TO ADD YOUR GROUP'S NAME TO THE LETTER, PLEASE CLICK HERE

 



The American College of Surgeons (ACS) sent a letter to Congress regarding the surprise medical billing
issue. The letter urges Congressional leadership to not include surprise billing legislation in a year-end

spending package unless two key issues are addressed appropriately:

1. Payment by the health plan to out-of-network physicians cannot be tied to mean or median in network,or Medicare rates.

2. There must be an accessible independent dispute resolution (IDR) system included that allows doctors and health plans to have a fair third party arbiter settle payment disputes. That IDR language must include specific parameters and criteria.

Most importantly, poorly drafted surprise billing legislation should not be used as an offset for other government programs in an end of year funding package. As Congress continues it's work to address this issue, we would urge all Fellows to utilize SurgeonsVoice online to urge members of Congress to consider these ACS-supported principles.

Click Here To Read The Colleges Letter To Legislators


68TH ANNUAL CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM Saturday, December 7, 2019

SCHEDULE

REGISTRATION
7:30 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast & Visit with Vendors
7:30 am – 8:30 am

8:30 am – 11: 00 am
SPECIALTY SESSIONS

GENERAL SURGERY & COLON/RECTAL SURGERY/CADAVER LAB Co-Moderators:

Joseph Cauda, MD, FACS
Nell Maloney Patel, MD, FACS
Debra Tarantino, MD, FACS
César Santiago MD, FASCRS, FACS
Director of Robotic Colorectal Cancer Program; Director GI Malignancies;
Sarah Cannon Cancer and Research Institute; HCA Healthcare

“Impacting Patient and Hospital Outcomes: Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer”

Click Here for Brochure

 
New Jersey Chapter, American College of Surgeons presents:

NJ ACS Governors Attending 2019 ACS Convocation Drs. Michael J. Spedick, Adam M. Kopelan, Anne C. Mosenthal and Michael L. Arvanitis


The 16th Annual International B.E.S.T (Bariatric Endoscopic Surgery Trends) conference will be in NY on December 9th and 10th. This year's B.E.S.T. conference will focus on the quest for a personalized approach in
bariatric and metabolic surgery. Over the course of the two-day conference, the program
will include more than 10 live-surgery transmissions from hospitals across the
region as well as from international colleagues around the world. This conference is
approved for 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Registration is now open for this conference. NJ, ACS members are invited to attend. Link to the website

 
Click to Register

 

2020 Academic Pilgrimage – ISRAEL
May 9 / 17, 2020

Included Features:


• Round trip airfare from Newark to Tel Aviv with United Airlines. Airport taxes and fuel surcharges are included. (Valid at present time)

• 2 nights accommodation at the Alexander Hotel or similar hotel in Tel Aviv. Hotel taxes, city taxes and service charges are included.

• 2 nights accommodation at the Dan Panorama or similar hotel in Haifa. Hotel taxes, city taxes and service charges are included.

• 3 nights accommodation at the Dan Panorama or similar hotel in Jerusalem. Hotel taxes, city taxes and service charges are included.

• Daily breakfast and dinner at the hotels except the farewell dinner. Five lunches and farewell dinner at the local restaurants. ( ¼ bottle of wine and ½ bottle of mineral water are included with lunches and dinners).

• Meet & Assist at Ben Gurion airport.

• English speaking tour guide throughout the program.

• Entrance fees per above itinerary.

• Porterage service at hotels

• Transportation in a modern, comfortable WI-FI equipped coaches.

 
Full Itinerary Description and Reservation Form Click Here

 
 

Date & Location

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM, Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course, 3
Golf Drive, Kenilworth, NJ

 Overview

The complexity and magnitude of medical advances in the management of liver disease make it ever more difficult for clinicians to apply this tremendous amount of information to their practice. This activity will provide learners with a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art advances in the diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive modalities of liver disease based on the latest evidence, literature, and clinical research. A thorough review of the current treatment landscape is vital to both clinicians and patients who can benefit from this expansion of therapeutic options.

 
For More Information and Register Click Here

 
JOSEPH E. CAUDA, MD, FACS
ANNE C. MOSENTHAL, MD, FACS
LEONARD Y. LEE, MD, FACS
 
  REQUESTS THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE AT THE
 
  NEW JERSEY CHAPTER, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
RUTGERS NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
RUTGERS ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL

  JOINT COCKTAIL RECEPTION DURING THE
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
2019 CLINICAL CONGRESS

Full Article Click to Read Click Here Click Here
Thanks
Preventing Gun Violence In New Jersey: A Call To Action
April 23,2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

View Full Program

Additional Rutgers Info

Register



 
2019 Socio-Economic Meeting

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 The Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel & Conference Center

515 Route One South, Iselin, NJ

8:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

TOPIC: "ALTERNATIVE CAREER CHOICES FOR SURGEONS"

Click Here For More Information and Registration Form
 

Our meeting location is at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Please click on the map below for Google Maps detailed directions, or call the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel if you need additional directions.(800-468-3571)

Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
FOR GPS ENTER THIS ADDRESS: 515 US Highway 1, Iselin, NJ 08830.
Hotel is at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Gill Lane

 

Directions

From the East:

Proceed north or south on Route 287 and take the Route 1 North Exit. Proceed on Route 1 North for approximately 3 miles to the Gill Lane Exit. Follow Jug Handle to Route 1 South. The hotel is immediately on the right


From North:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. At the fourth light turn right, and pass Metropark Train Station on the left. After the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane. The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right


From Newark International Airport:

Take Routes 1 and 9 South to Woodbridge. Follow Route 1 South for approximately 12 miles to the hotel


From South:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. Follow the road to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto the Middlesex Essex Turnpike. Continue for 3 more lights and at the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right


CMS Creates Data Submission System for Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a (new data submission web page, click to visit) new data submission system for providers who participate in the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The QPP is composed of two tracks, but in the early years, most providers will participate via the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Providers can now submit all of their 2017 MIPS data through this submission system.
Full Article Here


Date & Location

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM, Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course, 3
Golf Drive, Kenilworth, NJ

Overview

The complexity and magnitude of medical advances in the management of liver disease make it ever more difficult for clinicians to apply this tremendous amount of information to their practice. This activity will provide learners with a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art advances in the diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive modalities of liver disease based on the latest evidence, literature, and clinical research. A thorough review of the current treatment landscape is vital to both clinicians and patients who can benefit from this expansion of therapeutic options.

 
For More Information and Register Click Here

 
Preventing Gun Violence In New Jersey: A Call To Action
April 23,2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

View Full Program

Additional Rutgers Info

Register

 
2019 Socio-Economic Meeting

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 The Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel & Conference Center

515 Route One South, Iselin, NJ

8:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

TOPIC: "ALTERNATIVE CAREER CHOICES FOR SURGEONS"

Click Here For More Information and Registration Form
 

Our meeting location is at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Please click on the map below for Google Maps detailed directions, or call the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel if you need additional directions.(800-468-3571)

Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
FOR GPS ENTER THIS ADDRESS: 515 US Highway 1, Iselin, NJ 08830.
Hotel is at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Gill Lane

 

Directions

From the East:

Proceed north or south on Route 287 and take the Route 1 North Exit. Proceed on Route 1 North for approximately 3 miles to the Gill Lane Exit. Follow Jug Handle to Route 1 South. The hotel is immediately on the right


From North:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. At the fourth light turn right, and pass Metropark Train Station on the left. After the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane. The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right


From Newark International Airport:

Take Routes 1 and 9 South to Woodbridge. Follow Route 1 South for approximately 12 miles to the hotel


From South:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. Follow the road to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto the Middlesex Essex Turnpike. Continue for 3 more lights and at the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right

 

NJCACS PAST MEETINGS ARCHIVE
 



SAVE THE DATE!

2018 Socio-Economic Meeting
SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018
The Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel & Conference Center
515 Route One South, Iselin, NJ


8:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

"How to Protect and Defend Yourself Against Malpractice."
Click Here for Brochure and Registration Form



2017 ACS Clinical Congress
Governor's Report - Michael A Goldfarb
New Jersey Governor
Click Here For Report



American College of Surgeons
Division of Advocacy and Health Policy

Protect Your Medicare Payments
Register Now to Attend 2018 ACS General Surgery Coding Workshop


With Medicare and third-party payor policy and coding changes taking effect in 2018, it is imperative that surgeons have accurate and up-to-date information to protect Medicare reimbursements and optimize efficiency. To help surgeons succeed, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) will hold 7 general surgery and 3 trauma and critical care coding workshops in 2018. The American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for general surgery are updated every year, making it essential that health care teams attend an ACS coding course. The first two-day general surgery workshop will take place January 25-26 in Southlake, TX (nine miles from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport)

Register Today
Click Here for Full Article

For more information about the 2018 ACS coding workshops, e-mail:
practicemanagement@facs.org


The American Board of Surgery (ABS) updated their requirements for the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. According to the Board, the changes are intended to offer surgeons greater flexibility and more practice-relevant options for continuing their certificate, to support them in their goal of lifelong learning and high-quality patient care Highlights of the updates include:
Full Article Click Here



Presents:

Your help is needed to understand the impact of a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy that requires the reporting of postoperative facility and office visits provided to Medicare patients during the global surgical period. Please answer this short 6-question survey even if you are not aware of this policy:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACSGlobalCodesSurvey
(scroll down the page to answer the 6 questions, thank you for your help)

Watch the ACS Global Codes Data Collection Webinar

Starting July 1, 2017, CMS requires that surgeons in groups (including physicians and NPPs) of 10 or more in Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, and Rhode Island report CPT code 99024 for each postoperative visit that they provide related to selected high volume 10- and 90-day global services. If CMS is unable to collect accurate and complete data, then reimbursements for 10- and 90-day global services could be negatively affected in the future.

This survey will take less than 5 minutes and will provide the ACS Division of Advocacy and Health Policy with data needed to protect reimbursement for global codes in the future.

Thank you,


David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
Executive Director

New Jersey Chapter, ACS
RUTGERS NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
RUTGERS ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL

JOINT COCKTAIL RECEPTION
DURING THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
2017 CLINICAL CONGRESS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

MANCHESTER GRAND HYATT HOTEL
OLD TOWN AB ROOM
ONE MARKET PLACE, SAN DIEGO, CA.

RSVP BY OCTOBER 13, 2017 TO:


Registration Click Here
OR
E-Mail

 
The ACS Clinical Congress features outstanding education and training opportunities at the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams. The hallmarks of the Clinical Congress are a broad range of outstanding hands-on and didactic learning opportunities and timely discourse on the most relevant surgical practices and research, along with unparalleled access to peers.
 
Click for More Information on the 2017 Clinical Congress
Click to Register

The SSR has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide
Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Quality participation through registry-based reporting for the 2017 program year.

The following MIPS components and options are available in the SSR:
 
2017 Socio-Economic Meeting
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017


 
PRESENTERS:
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Anne C. Mosenthal, MD, FACS
Jennifer A. LaRosa, MD, FCCM, FCCP

“The Difficult Discussion: Talking with Patients and Families About End of Life Care”

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lana Ros, Esq., Kern Augustine
Patrick V. Bailey, MD, FACS, ACS Medical Advocacy
Vinita Ollapally, Esq,
ACS Manager of Regulatory Affairs MACRA & MIPS Update; Global Surgery Reporting

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Richard Wright, MBI Gluck Shaw

“Legislative Update 2017”

8:00 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Lunch/Panel Discussion

Held at the RENAISSANCE WOODBRIDGE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, ISELIN
(Scroll Down for Directions)
 

Our meeting location is at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Please click on the map below for Google Maps detailed directions, or call the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel if you need additional directions.(800-468-3571)

Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
FOR GPS ENTER THIS ADDRESS: 515 US Highway 1, Iselin, NJ 08830.
Hotel is at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Gill Lane

 
Directions

From the East:

Proceed north or south on Route 287 and take the Route 1 North Exit. Proceed on Route 1 North for approximately 3 miles to the Gill Lane Exit. Follow Jug Handle to Route 1 South. The hotel is immediately on the right


From North:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. At the fourth light turn right, and pass Metropark Train Station on the left. After the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane. The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right


From Newark International Airport:

Take Routes 1 and 9 South to Woodbridge. Follow Route 1 South for approximately 12 miles to the hotel


From South:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. Follow the road to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto the Middlesex Essex Turnpike. Continue for 3 more lights and at the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right

 
NJCACS PAST MEETINGS ARCHIVE
 


New Jersey Chapter, American College of Surgeons presents:
2016 Academic Pilgrimage
Berlin, Germny
April 24 / May 1, 2016
Brochure & Registration Form
Depoit due by December 7, 2015




38th Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Nanina’s In The Park
Belleville, NJ
Brochure and Registration Form
Online Registration, Scroll To The Bottom Of The Page




2016 Socio-Economic Meeting
Saturday March 5, 2016
RSVP: By Friday, February 19, 2016
Fees Include Continental Breakfast Coffee Breaks and Lunch
Brochure and Registration Form
Online Registration

Our meeting location is at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Please click on the map below for Google Maps detailed directions, or call the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel if you need additional directions.(800-468-3571)

*Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
**FOR GPS** ENTER THIS ADDRESS: 515 US Highway 1, Iselin, NJ 08830.
Hotel is at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Gill Lane


Directions

From the East:

Proceed north or south on Route 287 and take the Route 1 North Exit. Proceed on Route 1 North for approximately 3 miles to the Gill Lane Exit. Follow Jug Handle to Route 1 South. The hotel is immediately on the right.

From North:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. At the fourth light turn right, and pass Metropark Train Station on the left. After the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane. The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right.

From Newark International Airport:

Take Routes 1 and 9 South to Woodbridge. Follow Route 1 South for approximately 12 miles to the hotel.

From South:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. Follow the road to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto the Middlesex Essex Turnpike. Continue for 3 more lights and at the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane. The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right.


38th Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Nanina’s In The Park
Belleville, NJ
Brochure and Registration Form


Practical Advice on a Range of
Technology Issues that Impact Physicians
and their Practices Every Day
November 6, 2015
The Crowne Plaza 900
Scudders Mill Rd Plainsboro Township, NJ
Program: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration and breakfast: 8:00 a.m

Technology in the Medical Practice Registration & Information

Join Us! Friday April 24, 2015
2nd Annual GI Symposium, Morristown Medical Center
Click Here for Agenda


New Jersey Chapter, American College of Surgeons presents:
2015 Academic Pilgrimage – Greece
May 09 to 17, 2015

Pilgrimage brochure


New Jersey Medical School Department of Surgery presents:

Second Annual

“The Legacy of Benjamin F. Rush Jr., MD:
Embracing Surgical Innovation”

Honoring Kenneth G. Swan, M.D.

Symposium

Friday, May 15, 2015

“Military Medicine: Surgical Innovation from the War Theater”

Key Note Speaker: Ian Valerio MD, MS, MBA, MC, USN
Lieutenant Commander
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Gala Celebration

The Newark Club, Newark, NJ
7:00 p.m.



SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
ACUTE SURGERY SYMPOSIUM

The Renaissance Hotel & Conference Center, Iselin, NJ
8:30am-1:30pm
Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included
.
Click Here For Registration Form

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




The Medical Society of New Jersey
And the
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Department of Medical Education and Clinical Research Presents….

The First Annual
Physicians’ Advocacy Conference

and MSNJ House of Delegates Meeting

May 2, 2014 • 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
East Brunswick Hilton

The location for the May 2, 2014, MSNJ Advocacy Conference has been moved to the beautiful
CROWNE PLAZA PRINCETON CONFERENCE CENTER, located at 870 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, NJ.
Just minutes off the NJ Turnpike, and Route 1

Brochure
Click to Register Online
Click Here For Directions


In Partnership with
American College of Emergency Physicians – New Jersey Chapter
• American College of Surgeons, New Jersey Chapter Dermatological Society of New Jersey
• Infectious Diseases Society of NJ • Nephrology Society of New Jersey New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians
• New Jersey Academy of Ophthalmology New Jersey Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery New Jersey Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
• New Jersey Ambulatory Surgical Centers New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
• New Jersey Chapter, American College of Cardiology New Jersey Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
• New Jersey Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Society New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
• New Jersey Orthopaedic Society New Jersey Patient Care and Access Coalition
• New Jersey Psychiatric Association New Jersey Rheumatology Association • New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians New Jersey Society of Pathologists
• New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists • Oncology Society of New Jersey
• Radiological Society of New Jersey Surgery Center Coalition
• The Neurological Association of New Jersey • Vascular Society of New Jersey


The Legacy of Benjamin F. Rush, Jr., MD

Dr. Benjamin F. Rush was the founder of the New Jersey Medical School department of surgery and a pioneer in the surgical field. He was also very involved in the New Jersey Chapter, ACS. Dr. Rush passed away on February 22, 2013. It was his wish to establish an endowment to further surgical education and research at New Jersey Medical School. The Benamin F. Rush, Jr. Endowed Chair of Surgery will support surgical education and research fellowships for residents and trainees. Through the endowment, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School hopes to carry on Dr. Rush's vision and leadership. Please join the Department of Surgery at the following events. Please make Dr. Rush's wish a reality by supporting the Ben F. Rush Endowment. Additional information can be obtained by telephoning Dale Evanson at (973) 972-9474
or by email at devanson@winants.rutgers.edu


Click Here To Register Online At The Rutgers University Foundation Site

Dr. Benjamin F. Rush Endowment Pledge Form

"The Legacy of Benjamin F. Rush, Jr., MD: Embracing Surgical Innovation" Presented by the Department of Surgery

New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Educational Symposium: Friday, May 9, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Delta Dental Educational Conference Center
50 12th Avenue, Newark
Free of Charge. Space is limited. Registration is required.


Benjamin F. Rush, Jr., M.D. Gala
Friday, May 9, 2014
7:00 p.m.

The Newark Club, Metropolitan Room
One Newark Center, 22nd Floor, Newark
Cost: $250/per person


SAVE THE DATE
SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
ACUTE SURGERY SYMPOSIUM

RSVP by Friday, March 1, 2014

Click Here For Registration Form

The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



7:30 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. – Meeting/Panel Discussion
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Lunch with speaker

The Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel & Conference Center
515 Route One South, Iselin, NJ


Advances in Gastrointestinal Oncology Screening and Treatment

Atlantic Health designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation


2014 Academic Pilgrimage – Sicily
May 11 to 18, 2014
Deposit: $500** per person due at reservation to reserve your space due by Feburary 08, 2014

Click Here for Brochure & Registration Form


SOCIO-ECONOMIC MEETINGS



2016 Socio-Economic Meeting
Saturday March 5, 2016
RSVP: By Friday, February 19, 2016
Fees Include Continental Breakfast Coffee Breaks and Lunch
Brochure and Registration Form
Online Registration


The 2nd Annual
Physicians’ Advocacy Conference and House of Delegates Meeting
May 1, 2015 • 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Princeton
870 Scudders Mill Road, Princeton, NJ
MSNJ Progam Agenda



"Planning for Your Financial Health"
A Symposium on Preparing for Your Future Financial Needs

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015

Registration Form

PRESENTERS:
John O’Leary, UBS Financial Services
Jonas Merk, Nationwide Financial
J. Christopher Reynolds, Reynolds Benefits
Charles Newman, Esq., Kern Augustine Conroy Schoppmann, PC
Roberto Camacho, Investors Bank

8:00 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Meeting/Panel Discussion
10:45 a.m. – Coffee Break
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Lunch/Panel Discussion

The Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel & Conference Center
515 Route One South, Iselin, NJ

Fees: Members: $50.00 Non-Members: $80.00
Fees include continental breakfast, coffee break and lunch

RSVP by Friday, February 27, 2015



Our meeting location is at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Please click on the map below for Google Maps detailed directions, or call the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel if you need additional directions.(800-468-3571)

*Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
**FOR GPS** ENTER THIS ADDRESS: 515 US Highway 1, Iselin, NJ 08830.
Hotel is at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Gill Lane


Directions

From the East:

Proceed north or south on Route 287 and take the Route 1 North Exit. Proceed on Route 1 North for approximately 3 miles to the Gill Lane Exit. Follow Jug Handle to Route 1 South. The hotel is immediately on the right.

From North:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. At the fourth light turn right, and pass Metropark Train Station on the left. After the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane. The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right.

From Newark International Airport:

Take Routes 1 and 9 South to Woodbridge. Follow Route 1 South for approximately 12 miles to the hotel.

From South:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. Follow the road to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto the Middlesex Essex Turnpike. Continue for 3 more lights and at the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane. The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right.



March 9, 2013 - Socio-Economic Meeting

"The Changing Topography of Surgical Practices"

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Speakers:


Council Meeting:

Brochure





All attendees of this year's Clinical Congress are encouraged to participate in Operation Sock Drop to benefit Boston's homeless. For those experiencing homelessness, clean, warm socks are a luxury. This year, ACS is asking you to help us support the Friends of Boston's Homeless by bringing one pair of cotton or wool socks to donate during the meeting
Click Here For Full Article



Presents:

Practical Steps and Expert Advice to Consider When Implementing an
Enterprise Risk Management Plan

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | MDAdvantage | 100 Franklin Corner Rd, Lawrenceville NJ
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Registration/Breakfast 7:30 a.m.

Pre-Registration is Required!

To register for this program, fax or e-mail registration to April Ciambrello at
978-367-2882 or ACiambrello@mdanj.com, or register online at Enterprise Risk Management Plan
Full Bochure and Fax Registration Form

Physicians who attend this program will earn one (1) Risk Education Credit.

2018 Academic Pilgramage
Bologna & Venice Italy
April 21st - May 6th 2018
Deposit Per Person Due By December 12, 2017
Brochure and Registration Form

New Jersey Chapter, ACS
RUTGERS NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL
RUTGERS ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON MEDICAL SCHOOL

JOINT COCKTAIL RECEPTION
DURING THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
2017 CLINICAL CONGRESS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

MANCHESTER GRAND HYATT HOTEL
OLD TOWN AB ROOM
ONE MARKET PLACE, SAN DIEGO, CA.

RSVP BY OCTOBER 13, 2017 TO:


Registration Click Here
OR
E-Mail

 
The ACS Clinical Congress features outstanding education and training opportunities at the premier annual surgical meeting for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams. The hallmarks of the Clinical Congress are a broad range of outstanding hands-on and didactic learning opportunities and timely discourse on the most relevant surgical practices and research, along with unparalleled access to peers.
 
Click for More Information on the 2017 Clinical Congress
Click to Register
March 9, 2013
2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

(Brochure) 2013 Annual Socio-Economic Meeting
THE FUTURE OF SURGICAL PRACTICE IN NEW JERSEY Which Path Will You Choose?


RSVP to The Chapter Office, (973) 539-4000

 

Our meeting location is at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Please click on the map below for more detailed directions, or call the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel if you need additional directions.(800-468-3571)

*Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
**FOR GPS** ENTER THIS ADDRESS: 515 US Highway 1, Iselin, NJ 08830.
Hotel is at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Gill Lane

 

2012 ANNUAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC MEETING


June 28, 2012
3:00 P.M.
RENAISSANCE WOODBRIDGE
HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
515 Route One South, Iselin

 

Our meeting location is at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Please click on the map below for more detailed directions, or call the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel if you need additional directions.(800-468-3571)



Our meeting location is at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Please click on the map above for more detailed directions, or call the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel if you need additional directions.(800-468-3571) *Parking: Complimentary on-site parking **FOR GPS** ENTER THIS ADDRESS: 515 US Highway 1, Iselin, NJ 08830. Hotel is at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Gill Lane
ANNUAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC MEETING


"HEALTHCARE ISSUES IN NEW JERSEY AND THE NJ SURGEON"


SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012
8:00 a.m. – Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Meeting
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. - Lunch


SPEAKERS:
Thomas A. Biga, FACHE
“Hospital Industry Overview”
Past Chair, NJ Hospital Association Board of Trustees and
Executive Vice President, Barnabas Health

NIRANJAN V. RAO, M.D., FACS
“MSNJ & Physician Advocacy”
President, Medical Society of New Jersey

Senate Republican Leader Thomas H. Kean, Jr.
“Tort Reform in New Jersey”

Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz
“Legislative Issues Affecting NJ Surgeons”


March 10, 2012
8:00 A.M. Registration
9:00 A.M.—2:00 P.M. Meeting
RENAISSANCE WOODBRIDGE
HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
515 Route One South, Iselin


2012 Brochure

2012 Registration Form

Online Registration

 

Our meeting location is at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Please click on the map below for more detailed directions, or call the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel if you need additional directions.(800-468-3571)

*Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
**FOR GPS** ENTER THIS ADDRESS: 515 US Highway 1, Iselin, NJ 08830.
Hotel is at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Gill Lane

 
SOCIO-ECONOMIC MEETING

“Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”
The Impact on NJ ACO’S

March 12, 2011
9:00 A.M.—2:00 P.M.
RENAISSANCE WOODBRIDGE
HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
515 Route One South, Iselin


Meeting Brochure

Online Registration

 

Our meeting location is at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Please click on the map below for more detailed directions, or call the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel if you need additional directions.(800-468-3571)

*Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
**FOR GPS** ENTER THIS ADDRESS: 515 US Highway 1, Iselin, NJ 08830.
Hotel is at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Gill Lane

 
September 14, 2010
The Prospect House, Princeton
Meeting: 3:00 p.m.
Dinner: To Follow

For Driving Directions and Parking Instructions CLICK HERE

June 9, 2010
Meeting: 3:00 p.m.
Dinner: To Follow

March 13, 2010
7:30 a.m.
Crowne Plaza, Monroe

SOCIO-ECONOMIC MEETING REGISTRATION FORM

 

Our meeting location is at the Crown Plaza Monroe. Please click on the map below for more detailed directions. Please call the Crown Plaza if you need additional directions.( 877 227 6963 )


June 10, 2009
The Woodbridge Hotel & Conference Center
Route One South,
Woodbridge, NJ
Meeting: 3:00p.m.
Dinner: To Follow

September 9, 2009
The Prospect House Nassau Street, Princeton
Meeting: 3:00 p.m.
Dinner: To Follow


 
GENERAL MEETINGS

38th Annual Meeting
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Nanina’s In The Park
Belleville, NJ
Brochure and Registration Form
Online Registration, Scroll To The Bottom Of The Page

2016 Socio-Economic Meeting
Saturday March 5, 2016
RSVP: By Friday, February 19, 2016
Fees Include Continental Breakfast Coffee Breaks and Lunch
Brochure and Registration Form
Online Registration

Our meeting location is at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Please click on the map below for Google Maps detailed directions, or call the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel if you need additional directions.(800-468-3571)

*Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
**FOR GPS** ENTER THIS ADDRESS: 515 US Highway 1, Iselin, NJ 08830.
Hotel is at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Gill Lane

 
Directions

From the East:

Proceed north or south on Route 287 and take the Route 1 North Exit. Proceed on Route 1 North for approximately 3 miles to the Gill Lane Exit. Follow Jug Handle to Route 1 South. The hotel is immediately on the right.

From North:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. At the fourth light turn right, and pass Metropark Train Station on the left. After the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane. The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right.

From Newark International Airport:

Take Routes 1 and 9 South to Woodbridge. Follow Route 1 South for approximately 12 miles to the hotel.

From South:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. Follow the road to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto the Middlesex Essex Turnpike. Continue for 3 more lights and at the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane. The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right.

 

New Jersey Chapter, American College of Surgeons presents:
2016 Academic Pilgrimage
Berlin, Germny
April 24 / May 1, 2016
Brochure & Registration Form
Depoit due by December 7, 2015

 

Practical Advice on a Range of
Technology Issues that Impact Physicians
and their Practices Every Day
November 6, 2015
The Crowne Plaza 900
Scudders Mill Rd Plainsboro Township, NJ
Program: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration and breakfast: 8:00 a.m
Technology in the Medical Practice Registration & Information

64th ANNUAL CLINICAL SYMPOSIUM Meeting:Saturday, December 5, 2015

Our meeting location is at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel. Please click on the map below for Google Maps detailed directions, or call the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel if you need additional directions.(800-468-3571)

*Parking: Complimentary on-site parking
**FOR GPS** ENTER THIS ADDRESS: 515 US Highway 1, Iselin, NJ 08830.
Hotel is at the intersection of Rt. 1 & Gill Lane


Directions

From the East:

Proceed north or south on Route 287 and take the Route 1 North Exit. Proceed on Route 1 North for approximately 3 miles to the Gill Lane Exit. Follow Jug Handle to Route 1 South. The hotel is immediately on the right.

From North:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. At the fourth light turn right, and pass Metropark Train Station on the left. After the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane. The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right.

From Newark International Airport:

Take Routes 1 and 9 South to Woodbridge. Follow Route 1 South for approximately 12 miles to the hotel.

From South:

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 131-A. Follow the road to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto the Middlesex Essex Turnpike. Continue for 3 more lights and at the third light, turn right onto Gill Lane. The hotel is 1.5 miles further on the right.



The location for the May 2, 2014, MSNJ Advocacy Conference has been moved to the beautiful
CROWNE PLAZA PRINCETON CONFERENCE CENTER, located at 870 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, NJ.
Just minutes off the NJ Turnpike, and Route 1


Keynote Presentation: The Honorable Chris Christie

Brochure
Click to Register Online
Click Here For Directions
More Information on General Meeting Page Click here


Dr. Benjamin F. Rush was the founder of the New Jersey Medical School department of surgery and a pioneer in the surgical field. He was also very involved in the New Jersey Chapter, ACS. Dr. Rush passed away on February 22, 2013. It was his wish to establish an endowment to further surgical education and research at New Jersey Medical School. The Benamin F. Rush, Jr. Endowed Chair of Surgery will support surgical education and research fellowships for residents and trainees. Through the endowment, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School hopes to carry on Dr. Rush's vision and leadership. Please join the Department of Surgery at the following events. Please make Dr. Rush's wish a reality by supporting the Ben F. Rush Endowment. Additional information can be obtained by telephoning Dale Evanson at (973) 972-9474 or by email at devanson@winants.rutgers.edu


Click Here To Register Online At The Rutgers University Foundation Site

Dr. Benjamin F. Rush Endowment Pledge Form


URGENT INFORMATION
Information Regarding the Holding of April 2014 Claims for Services Paid Under the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule


Information Regarding the Holding of April 2014 Claims for Services Paid Under the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule stipulated a negative
update to the MPFS that was to be effective January 1, 2014. That reduction was
averted for three months with the passage of the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013, which provided for a 0.5 percent update for services paid under the MPFS through March 31, 2014.

CMS is hopeful that there will be congressional action to prevent the negative update from taking effect on April 1, 2014. CMS has instructed the Medicare Administrative Contractors to hold claims containing services paid under the MPFS for the first 10 business days of April (i.e., through April 14, 2014). This hold would only affect MPFS claims with dates of service of April 1, 2014, and later. The hold should have minimal impact on provider cash flow, because under current law, clean electronic claims are not paid any sooner than 14 calendar days (29 days for paper claims) after the date of receipt. All claims for services delivered on or before March 31, 2014, will be processed and paid under normal procedures, regardless of any Congressional actions.



Save the date for 2014 Meetings Posted
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Advances in Gastrointestinal Oncology Screening and Treatment

Atlantic Health designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation

Please Visit Our NEW Page Loan Repayment Awardees Click On The Page To The Left



2014 MANUSCRIPT CONTEST

Four categories of papers: Basic Sciences, Clinical Research, Interesting Case
Reports and Technical Innovation.

Deadline for submission is September 2, 2014

Submit papers to: njsurgeons@aol.com or agisharry@gmail.com

Questions Call: (973) 539-4000


2014 MANUSCRIPT OUTLINE



2014 Academic Pilgrimage – Sicily
May 11 to 18, 2014
Deposit: $500** per person due at reservation to reserve your space due by February 08, 2013

Click Here for Brochure & Registration Form




2012 Annual Pilgrimage
Will Be To Portugal
April 15-22, 2012
Cost $ 2899.00 Per Person
Brochure & Registration Form



PHYSICIAN’S RESOURCE NETWORK
HOW TO SURVIVE...CRISIS MANAGEMENT


May 11, 2010, The Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick

Don’t miss this informative seminar featuring the following topics: Seek Help Stat..The Professional Liability Claim; Technology Readiness; Compliance in Coding, Billing and Reimbursement Process; Managed Care Contracts; Managing Cash Flow During Difficult Times; You’re Not Prepared to Retire and Redefining the Meaning of Prosperity.
All proceeds from this seminar will be donated to the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey.

Cost: Members/$65; Non-Members/$75. Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments are included.
Reserve your space now!!
Try Our NEW Secure Online Registration CLICK HERE
Call the Chapter office for more information.


Please RSVP to The Chapter Office, (973) 539-4000