Practice Committee

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The APSA Practice Committee exists to monitor the practice of pediatric surgery in North America, report trends in practice patterns, and offer guidance to APSA members for improvements and optimization of care delivery. This committee will analyze various trends in the organization and delivery of pediatric surgical care, as well as changes in private/government reimbursement methodologies and other financial factors which influence the viability of pediatric surgical practices, in order to ensure the successful long-term delivery of high quality surgical care to our patients. In order to accomplish this, the APSA Practice Committee will: - Work to assure adequate representation and participation of APSA on national committees regarding reimbursement issues, including the RUC (Resource Based-Relative Value Scale Update Committee) and the CPT Advisory Committee. - Offer education and assistance to the membership about issues involving billing, coding, office/practice management, and hospital contracting. - Encourage integration of varied pediatric surgery practice models into APSA, including academic, traditional "private practice," hospital-employed, multispecialty group practice, armed forces, locum tenens, and others. - Work with the APSA Workforce Committee to analyze the supply and demand of Pediatric Surgeons and the impact they may have on care. - Develop practice documents, including management guidelines, which may enable members to interact more successfully with patients, families, colleagues, and payers, through the use of standardized preoperative workups and indications for surgery.

Pectus Carinatum Guidelines

Approved by the APSA Board of Governors - August 8, 2012. Read the guidelines.



Jessica J. Kandel - Liaison
University of Chicago
James C. Gilbert - Chair
TN Valley Ped Surg
Barry M. Newman - Vice Chair
Providence St. Vincent Hospital
Tamer A. Ahmed - Member
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
John C. Bleacher - Member
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
John J. Doski - Member
San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates
James W. Eubanks - Member
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital/University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Nicholas F. Fiore - Member
Pediatric Surgery Assoc
Stephen S. Kim - Member
Pediatric Surgical Group
Stephen G. Kimmel - Member
Pediatric Surgery Associates of Clear Lake
Evan R. Kokoska - Member
Peyton Manning Children's Hospital
Thomas K. Lee - Member
Univ of Chicago, Section of Ped Surg
Clifford C. Marr - Member
Marcene R. McVay Gillam - Member
Arkansas Children's Northwest
Kevin P. Moriarty - Member
Baystate Children's Hospital
David M. Notrica - Member
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Kyriacos Panayides - Member
Cook Children's Hospital
Samir R. Pandya - Member
UT Southwestern
Ravi S. Radhakrishnan - Member
Univ of Texas Medical Branch
Jose H. Salazar - Member
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Robert D. Schlechter - Member
Austin Ped Surg Assoc
David J. Schmeling - Member
Pediatric Surgical Associates
Ami N. Shah - Member
Rush University Medical Center
Ala Stanford - Member
Stanford Pediatric Surgery, LLC
Mark C. Stovroff - Member
Childrens Surgical Associates
Douglas Y. Tamura - Member
Valley Children's Hospital
Ravindra K. Vegunta - Member
Cardon Children's Medical Center
John F. Bealer - Ex Officio
The Children's Hospital-Denver