The Advocacy section of the STS website offers the latest and most important regulatory and legislative news and resources relevant to cardiothoracic surgery.

  • Check out On the Record to view public statements pertaining to the regulatory issues that affect practicing cardiothoracic surgeons.
  • Contribute to STS-PAC and see how your contributions are making a difference.
  • Get involved. Sign up to be an STS Key Contact and help build relationships while advocating for the specialty.
  • Visit the Legislative Action Center to learn about issues affecting the specialty, and write or call your members of Congress to let them know what you think.

What's New

Check out the MACRA Toolkit for Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

Read the latest updates from the Society on health reform priorities

Review an updated fact sheet and FAQs regarding a new Medicare reporting requirement for global surgical services.

Advocacy Monthly

STS Advocacy Monthly is a monthly newsletter providing a summary of STS activities to support cardiothoracic surgery initiatives in Washington, DC.


The STS DC office is located on Capitol Hill. Please contact us at:

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
20 F Street NW - Suite 310 C
Washington, DC 20001-6702
Office Phone: 202-77-1230
Office Fax: 202-280-1477
E-mail: Advocacy