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MEETINGS / EVENTS

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May 05 - 07 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2014 ASA Legislative Conference

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

March 28, 2014

FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

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FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

March 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Merit Medical Systems, Custom Procedural Trays/Kits Containing 1 percent Lidocaine HCl Injection, 10mg/mL: Recall - Particulates Found in Hospira supplied Lidocaine

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Merit Medical Systems Custom Procedural Trays Kits Recall Particulates Found in Hospira Lidocaine

March 18, 2014

McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care: Recall - Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data

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McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care Recall Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data

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ACO Rulemaking Process

ASA attempts to provide members with the most up to date information regarding the rulemaking process on ACOs. 

Current Rulemaking Status: On October 20, 2011, CMS issued the final regulation on ACOs.  ASA is currently analyzing the final regulation and will provide additional information on ACOs in the coming weeks.   

Key Documents:

Final Regulation

Final ACO Regulation Issued by CMS (696 pages)

CMS Comparison of Final Regulation to Proposed Regulation

Medicare Program; Final Waivers in Connection with the Shared Savings Program

Federal Trade Commission Final Statement of Antitrust Policy Enforcement on ACOs

Proposed Regulation

    CMS Proposed Rule on Accountable Care Organizations (429 pages)

    Federal Trade Commission Proposed Statement on ACO Enforcement

    Internal Revenue Service on Need for Guidance  on Participation by Tax-exempt Organizations in ACO Program 

    CMS Issued Fact Sheet Summary of Proposed Rule    

    CMS Issued Fact Sheet for Providers  

    CMS Issued Fact Sheet on Quality

    CMS Issued Fact Sheet on Legal Issues