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Advocacy at Work: The Withdrawal of CMS-6012-P
By Jeffrey A. Greenberg, MD, MS

Dr. Jeffrey A. Greenberg, Practice Division Director, discusses how CMS-6012-P would have negatively impacted the delivery of high quality care to hand surgery patients and how effective advocacy was in protecting the practice of hand and upper extremity surgery.

Volunteer Note: Annual Meeting International Attendance is Higher Than Ever
By ASSH President Ghazi Rayan, MD

ASSH President Dr. Ghazi Rayan comments on the importance of how high the international attendance rates are for the 72nd ASSH Annual Meeting, and how positively that reflects on the hand and upper extremity surgery community. 

Volunteer Note: New ASSH Publication
By Jonathan Isaacs, MD and Christopher Dy, MD, MPH

Dr. Isaacs and Dr. Dy announce the ASSH's newest publication, ASSH Surgical Anatomy: Nerve Reconstruction.

One Question: Patient Material Translations
Survey Results

In the Weekly Member Update sent out on August 18th, 2017, we asked our members to help the Public Education Committee and Diversity Committee determine which languages are most in demand for patient education materials (outside of English and Spanish).

One Question: Coding for Excision of Mucous Cyst
Survey Results

In the Weekly Member Update sent out on August 11th, 2017, the ASSH Coding Committee asked for your input on how to code for the excision of mucous cysts.

Volunteer Note: All Around the Thumb - in San Francisco
By Amy Ladd, MD

Dr. Ladd employs hand anatomy to guide us around San Francisco and the surrounding area, providing thorough insight on things to do and see in San Fran when you're not at the Moscone West Convention Center. 

Volunteer Note: San Francisco Insight From an Insider
By Edward Diao, MD

This year's Annual Meeting is in San Francisco, and Dr. Diao has the inside scoop on how to make the best of your free time in San Fran.

Scientific Committee Report: Carpal Instability - Part II
August 2017's IFSSH ezine addresses the sensational hand, the brain's incredible plasticity, member society updates and more.
Volunteer Note: CTS Quality Measures
August 4, 2017
Creator: Stephen M. McCollam, MD
As chair of the Quality Metrics Committee, I wanted to update you on our progress to develop performance measures that can be used in quality reporting with CMS and other entities.
Volunteer Note: ASSH Perspectives
By Kevin Lutsky, MD

Dr. Lutsky explains the absence of the longtime newsletter, ASSH Correspondence News, and what's in store for members in its place. 

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