Advocacy Corner

Carter L. Alleman, J.D.

Surgical Coalition and ACOS Surveys – Prior Authorization and Advocacy

The ACOS is actively seeking information from you. Please take a few minutes to complete the following surveys. The survey results will assist the ACOS and its partners in advocating for you and your patients.

Prior Authorization

A number of national physician specialty organizations are working together to reduce regulatory burdens, so physicians can spend more time with patients. Prior authorization (PA) reform is one of our top priorities as health insurers continue to create significant barriers for patients to medically necessary care through their overuse of PA. To help in our education and advocacy activities, we need additional, updated data. To that end, we have created a survey instrument (attached) and we hope the results of this new PA survey will help bolster our efforts to convince policymakers to make changes to PA to ensure patients have access to medically necessary care.

The link to the survey is

ACOS Advocacy

The ACOS wants to gain your perspective on upcoming advocacy efforts. The advocacy survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. Your answers will assist the Government Affairs Committee in the upcoming year as it works to advocate on your behalf.

The survey is available here: