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MEETINGS / EVENTS

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November 08 - 09 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA Quality Meeting 2014

January 23 - 25 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2015

June 26 - 28 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

October 16, 2014

FDA MedWatch - LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira, Inc.: Recall - Potential for Leakage

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FDA MedWatch LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira Inc

October 13, 2014

FDA MedWatch - CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators: Class 1 Recall - Power Connection Failure

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FDA MedWatch CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators

October 13, 2014

FDA MedWatch - ICU Medical ConMed Stat2 Flow Controller: Class 1 Recall - Delivers Higher Flow Rate than Intended

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FDA MedWatch ICU Medical ConMed Stat2 Flow Controller

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Truth and Transparency Legislation

Right now, patients lack information about the wide variety of individuals who work in health care settings, and they are confused by the increasing ambiguity of health care provider-related advertising, marketing, and degree titles.  In fact, a recent survey found that 44 percent of patients find it difficult to identify who is a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) and who is not by reading what services they offer, their title and other licensing materials.  This legislation would provide patients more information in this confusing healthcare marketplace.

With the growing national debt and an increased focus by members of both political parties to reduce health care related spending, precious health care dollars are being wasted on poor and uninformed health care choices by consumers. 

Representative Andy Harris, M.D., the first anesthesiologist ever elected to congress, has introduced H.R. 2817, the Protect Patient Access to Quality Health Professionals Act of 2013, which would repeal the non-discrimination provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which prohibits health plans from "discriminating" against non-physician health care providers in plan participation.

Representative Larry Bucshon (R-IN-08) and Representative David Scott (D-GA-13) have introduced H.R. 1427, the Truth in Healthcare Marketing Act of 2013, which would significantly advance patient empowerment and prudent expenditure of health care dollars by enhancing information flow to patients and addressing the lack of clarity in health care provider advertisements, marketing and self-identification.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

ASA's One-Page Issue Paper  


LEGISLATION

Federal - HR 2817Protect Patient Access to Quality Health Professionals Act of 2013

Learn more about H.R. 2817

Federal - HR 1427
Truth in Healthcare Marketing Act of 2013

View FAQs on H.R. 1427.