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November 07, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Nellcor Puritan Bennett, 980 Ventilator System: Class I Recall - Software Issue May Stop Ventilator

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FDA MedWatch Nellcor Puritan Bennett 980 Ventilator System Class I Recall

October 25, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Intravia Containers by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter

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FDA MedWatch Intravia Containers by Baxter Recall

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FDA Medwatch Alert 10-20-14

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

CAC 101

Contractor Advisory Committee 101

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The ABC's of ABN

Latest Payment and Practice Management Department article

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Post Election Update – Lots of Changes at the State Level

Post Election Update Lots of Changes at the State Level

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

CMS Tools and Guidance on ICD-10-CM Transition

CMS Tools and Guidance on ICD10CM Transition

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

ASAPAC Elections Analysis

2014 Midterm Elections

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Monday, November 03, 2014

Exchange 101

New timely topics article

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Friday, October 31, 2014

OIG Posts 2015 Work Plan

OIG Posts 2015 Work Plan

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Supreme Court Hears State Petition to Halt FTC Overstep

Supreme Court Hears State Petition to Halt FTC Overstep

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

ASA Member Named Next Commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health

Congratulations to Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H.

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Friday, October 03, 2014

Webinar: ICD-10-CM/PCS Less Than One Year Away

Webinar on November 5, 2014

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

CMS Delays Registration Deadline for GPRO to October 3

CMS Delays Registration Deadline for GPRO to October 3

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Open Payments Launches Today

Start of Physician Payments Sunshine Act

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative

Latest Timely Topics Article

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

AMA Releases Fact Sheet Describing New Requirements for Hydrocodone Combination Products

AMA Releases Fact Sheet Describing New Requirements for Hydrocodone Combination Products

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Volunteer for ICD-10 End-to-End

Volunteer for ICD-10 End-to-End

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Joint Commission Announcement on Small Bore Connectors Transition

Joint Commission Announcement on Small Bore Connectors Transition

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

CMS Finalizes Rule on Postponing MU Stage 3

CMS Finalizes Rule on Postponing MU Stage 3

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Physician Anesthesiologist Wins Primary for Oklahoma State Senate

Congratulations to ASA member Ervin Yen, M.D.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ICD-10: Getting Ready for October 1, 2015

ICD10 Getting Ready for October 1 2015

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ASA Welcomes New VA Secretary, Urges Halt to Nursing Handbook

Dr. Fitch Sends Letter to Secretary McDonald

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

DEA Publishes Final Rule Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products

DEA Publishes Final Rule Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

CMS Hosting Webinar on Avoiding Quality Program Payment Penalties in 2016

CMS Hosting Webinar on Avoiding Quality Program Payment Penalties in 2016

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Change is NOW: Learn More About Bundled Payments

New Payment and Practice Management Memo

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ASA Sends Formal Letter to FDA Supporting Development of Appropriately Sized Vials

10mL Single Patient Infusion Vials of Propofol Released

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Memo: Revalidation

Revalidation

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

What Do You Think About Open Payments System?

Take the AMA's Survey Today

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Thursday, August 07, 2014

ASA Encourages Members to Speak About Protecting Patient Safety in VA Town Halls

VA Secretary Orders Town Halls at VA Facilities

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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Florida Withdraws ASA-Opposed Nurse Anesthetist Language

Successful Advocacy by FSA

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Congress Passes Compromise VA Reform Legislation

Agreement Now Goes to President for Signature

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Resident Track

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Senate Confirms VA Secretary

Robert McDonald Next VA Secretary

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ASA Update on Congressional VA Activity

Congress works to address VA issues

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Massachusetts Protects Patients, Defeats Alarming Legislation

State to Continue Patient-Centered, Physician-Led Care

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ASA Comments on CMS Rule Regarding 2014 Edition CEHRT

ASA Comments on CMS Rule Regarding 2014 Edition CEHRT

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Memo on Modifier 50

New Payment and Practice Management Department Memo

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Monday, July 14, 2014

ASA Formally Responding to FDA Warning on Injection of Corticosteroids into Epidural Space

Collaborating with Fourteen Pain Medicine Specialty Societies to Develop Recommendations on Safe Administration of Epidural Steroid Injections

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Star Your Favorites

New Memo on Tools and Resources

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Monday, July 07, 2014

2015 Medicare Payment Proposed Rules Released Pain Code Cuts Reversed

2015 Medicare Payment Proposed Rules Released Pain Code Cuts Reversed

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

ASA Puts Forth Solutions to Draft Novitas MAC Policy

ASA Puts Forth Solutions to Draft Novitas MAC Policy

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

ASA Opposes Proposed APRN Rules in Texas

Urges Texas Board of Nursing to Follow the Law


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Monday, June 30, 2014

DEADLINE EXTENDED - 2014 Commercial Conversion Factor Survey

Please participate by July 7, 2014

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Monday, June 30, 2014

President Obama Announces VA Secretary Nomination

Former chief executive of Procter & Gamble Bob McDonald faces Senate confirmation

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Open Payments

New Payment and Practice Management Memo

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Continued Changes in VA Leadership

Continued Changes in VA Leadership

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

New House Republican Leadership Announced

New House Republican Leadership Announced

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Exclusive Contracts and Closed Open Departments

New Payment and Practice Management memo

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ASA Member Appointed to the Virginia Board of Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Maxine Lee

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Congress Works to Address VA Problems

Congress acts to address misconduct and medical care delays

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Friday, June 13, 2014

CMS Releases 3 New Medicare Learning Videos

CMS Releases 3 New Medicare Learning Videos

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rep Eric Cantor Steps Down As Majority Leader

Resignation Effective July 31

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Internal VA Audit Shows Medical Delays

Internal audit released June 9

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Monday, June 09, 2014

Please Participate in the 2014 Commercial Conversion Factor Survey

12th survey of commercial payment rates

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Tense About ICD-10?

New Payment and Practice Management Memo

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Sylvia Burwell Confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Sylvia Burwell Receives Bipartisan Confirmation by U.S. Senate

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

ASA Presents at FDA Workshop on Postmarketing Requirements for ER LA Opioids

Commends FDA for Developing Better Evidence on Long-Term Use 

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Monday, June 02, 2014

ASA Joins Supreme Court Amicus Brief Seeking to Halt FTC Actions

ASA Joins Supreme Court Amicus Brief Seeking to Halt FTC Actions

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Friday, May 30, 2014

VA Secretary Shinseki Resigns

VA Secretary Shinseki Resigns

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Minnesota Lawmakers Approve APRN Initiative

Minnesota Lawmakers Approve APRN Initiative

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

June 17 National Provider Call on PQRS QCDR Reporting

Register now for call hosted by CMS

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

June 1st marks first day to register for Open Payments (Physician Payments Sunshine Act)

Physicians will have the opportunity to review and correct the reported data before it is made public

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves ASA-Supported VHA Nursing Handbook Language

Mil Con-VA bill next faces a vote in the U.S. Senate

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Monday, May 19, 2014

New CMS Resources Available for Multiple Medicare Quality Reporting Programs

New CMS Resources Available for Multiple Medicare Quality Reporting Programs

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

VA Update

VA Update

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

How Graceful is the Grace Period?

ASA Payment and Practice Management department memo on the grace period

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Friday, May 02, 2014

ASA Urges FTC to End State-Level Overstep

ASA Urges FTC to End State-Level Overstep

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Update on ICD-10-CM/PCS Transition Date

Update on ICD-10-CM PCS Transition Date

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

House Passes Mil Con-VA Appropriations Bill With ASA-Supported VHA Nursing Handbook Language

House Passes Mil Con-VA Appropriations Bill With ASA-Supported VHA Nursing Handbook Language

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Senior CMS Official Jonathan Blum to leave May 16

CMS Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum will leave in May.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Participate in the MGMA 2014 Cost Survey

Participate in the MGMA 2014 Cost Survey

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review Your 2013 PQRS Interim Claims Feedback Data

Review Your 2013 PQRS Interim Claims Feedback Data

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Wisconsin Governor Signs Physician Apology Legislation

Wisconsin Governor Signs Physician Apology Legislation

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Medicare Releases Billing Data - Anesthesiologists Among Lowest Ranked Specialties for Allowed Amounts

Medicare Releases Billing Data Anesthesiologists among Lowest Ranked Specialties for Allowed Amounts

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Monday, April 07, 2014

ASA Launches PQRS Webcast

ASA Launches PQRS Webcast

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

CMS to Release Medicare Claims Data

CMS to Release Medicare Claims Data

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Friday, March 28, 2014

CMS Notice: Information Regarding the Holding of April 2014 Claims for Services Paid Under the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

April 2014 Claims for Services Paid Under the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Congressional Budget Office Estimates Cost of Senate SGR Reform Measure at $180.2 Billion Over 11 years

Congressional Budget Office Estimates Cost of Senate SGR Reform Measure at 180 2 Billion Over 11 Yrs

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Important PQRS and EHR Registration and Data Submission Deadlines: March 31 and April 1

Important PQRS and EHR Registration and Data Submission Deadlines March 31 and April 1

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Register Now to Learn about Quality Reporting on March 25

Learn about Quality Reporting on March 25

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Friday, March 14, 2014

ASA Joins Coalition Partners Opposing Proposed Expansion of CMS Authority over Prescribing Practices

ASA Joins Coalition Partners Opposing Proposed Expansion of CMS Authority over Prescribing Practices

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Friday, March 14, 2014

House Passes SGR Repeal with Individual Mandate Offset

House Passes SGR Repeal with Individual Mandate Offset

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

House to Vote on SGR Repeal - CBO Scores Individual Mandate Delay as Offset for Repeal Legislation

House to Vote on SGR Repeal - CBO Scores Individual Mandate Delay as Offset for Repeal Legislation

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ASA Members Invited To Participate in the MGMA 2014 Cost Survey

ASA Members Invited To Participate in the MGMA 2014 Cost Survey

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Monday, March 10, 2014

CMS Opportunity to Participate in End-to-End Testing of ICD-10 Claims

CMS opportunity to participate in end-to-end testing of ICD-10 claims

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