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2018 ASPS Advocacy Summit

Dear Colleagues: I hope that you will be able to join us at the ASPS Advocacy Summit scheduled for June. As a member of the Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons you have already demonstrated a commitment to advocacy on behalf of your patients and the practice of plastic surgery. Take the next step and be […]

2015 Q1 Newsletter

Dear VASPS Members, Another year has come and gone and during 2014 the VASPS leadership was busy on behalf of members. We continued to work with MSV and the BOM to draft revised regulations for Office based surgery. The proposed regulation changes are currently in the Governor’s office waiting his approval. From there the document […]

2014 Chicago Meeting Summary

by Victoria L. Vastine, MD, FACS President, VASPS We had a nice meeting in Chicago with good conversation, food and drink. The venue was a bit difficult for the business meeting, but with the understanding of those present we were able to get some work done. The VASPS welcomed new member Anne Dzrewiecki, of Virginia […]

Supreme Court considers limits on medical boards

A Supreme Court battle over cut-rate teeth-whitening services operating out of North Carolina malls, stores, and salons could place new restrictions on medical boards nationwide, Modern Healthcare’s Joe Carlson reports. Doctor says he’s ‘expert witness’—but medical society disagrees Last week, the high court agreed to hear oral arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners […]

VASPS Advocacy Update

The 2014 session of the Virginia General Assembly adjourned on March 8th. While the General Assembly adjourned on schedule it did so without passing a new state budget. This has not been an uncommon occurrence over the past decade. Our most recent budget impasse revolves around the issue of expanding Medicaid. During the 2013 session […]

ASPS announces 2014 Federal Regional Fly-In schedule

May 6-7, 2014, Southeast/Midwest Regions: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin Registration to participate in an ASPS Regional Advocacy Event is free, though participants are responsible for their airfare, hotel and other incidentals. Please respond to Carrie Lamb […]

Justice Department investigating doc-owned device distributorship

Federal investigators are pursuing what may be the first enforcement action against a surgeon involved in a controversial type of medical device firm known as a physician-owned distributorship. The probe follows scrutiny by the government into the impact of these PODs on patient care and costs. Court records show that the Justice Department is conducting […]

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