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November 07, 2014

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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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Friday, March 07, 2014

FTC Releases Policy Paper on APRNs as U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Major FTC Case

FTC Releases Policy Paper on APRNs as US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Major FTC Case

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

White House Releases Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal

White House Releases Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposal

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Review of North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC

US Supreme Court Grants Review of North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners vs FTC

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

ASA Board of Directors Votes to Take No Position on SGR Repeal and Replacement Bill

ASA Board of Directors Votes to Take No Position on SGR Repeal and Replacement Bill

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Poll Confirms Florida Patients Want a Physician Anesthesiologist Directing Anesthetic Care

Poll Confirms Florida Patients Want a Physician Anesthesiologist Directing Anesthetic Care

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

CMS Announces End-to-End ICD-10 Testing Opportunity

CMS Announces End-to-End UCD-10 Testing Opportunity

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

ASA Urges Issuance of Federal Fraud Alert on the 'Company Model'

ASA Urges Issuance of Federal Fraud Alert on the Company Model

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Friday, February 14, 2014

ASA Successfully Nominates Johnathan Pregler, M.D. to the CMS Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment

CMS Accepts ASA Nomination of Johnathan Pregler MD to CMS Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Message from ASA President Jane Fitch Regarding the VA APRN Independent Practice Initiative

A Message from ASA President Jane Fitch regarding the VA APRN Independent Practice Initiative

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

GAO Releases Drug Shortages Report; Finds Anesthetic Drugs Comprise Highest Percent of Shortages

GAO Releases Drug Shortages Report Finds Anesthetic Drugs Comprise Highest Percent of Shortages

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

Key Lawmakers Announce Bicameral Bipartisan Deal to Replace SGR

Key Lawmakers Announce Bicameral Bipartisan Deal to Replace SGR

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

ICD-10 in 2014

ICD-10 in 2014

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

CMS Publishes a Reminder that 2014 is the Last Year Eligible Professionals Can Earn a PQRS Incentive Payment

2014 is the Last Year Eligible Professionals Can Earn a PQRS Incentive Payment

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Friday, January 31, 2014

The HHS Office of the Inspector General releases 2014 Work Plan

The HHS Office of the Inspector General releases 2014 Work Plan

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Congressional Budget Office Issues Cost Estimate for Legislation to Repeal and Replace SGR

Congressional Budget Office Issues Cost Estimate for Legislation to Repeal and Replace SGR

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Friday, January 24, 2014

ASA Asks CMS to Halt Cuts for Pain Procedures

ASA Asks CMS to Halt Cuts for Pain Procedures

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

ASA Offers Recommendations for Using SEDASYS®

ASA Offers Recommendations for Using SEDASYS

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

PQRS Measure #44 – Anesthesiology CPT® Codes Added for 2014

PQRS Measure 44 Anesthesiology CPT Codes Added for 2014

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

CMS Posts Locale-Specific Medicare Anesthesia Conversion Factors

CMS Posts Locale Specific Medicare Anesthesia Conversion Factors

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Monday, December 23, 2013

ASA and Pain Medicine Societies Urge CMS to Delay Implementation of Severe Cuts for Pain Procedures

ASA and Pain Medicine Societies Urge CMS to Delay Implementation of Severe Cuts for Pain Procedures

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Senate Passes Budget Deal Including 3 Month SGR Patch

Senate Passes Budget Deal Including 3 Month SGR Patch

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Act Now to Avoid the 2015 PQRS Payment Adjustment

Act Now to Avoid the 2015 PQRS Payment Adjustment

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Contact Your Lawmaker and Ask Them to Halt Severe CMS Cuts for Pain Procedures!

Contact Your Lawmaker and Ask Them to Halt Severe CMS Cuts for Pain Procedures

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

ASA Opposes CMS Decision to Lower Values for Interlaminar Epidurals in 2014 Final Rule

CMS Lowers Values for Interlaminar Epidurals in 2014 Final Rule

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Monday, December 09, 2013

ASA President Meets With Senior VA Officials, Voices Concerns About Proposed VA Nursing Handbook

ASA President Meets with Senior VA Officials Voices Concerns about Proposed VA Nursing Handbook

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Thursday, December 05, 2013

CMS Extends 2014 Annual Participation Enrollment Period through January 31

CMS Extends 2014 Annual Participation Enrollment Period through January 31

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Bipartisan and Bicameral Compounding Legislation Clears Senate, Awaits President’s Signature

Bipartisan and Bicameral Compounding Legislation Clears Senate Awaits Presidents Signature

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Lee Fleisher, M.D. and Gerald Maccioli, M.D. appointed to AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® Quality Improvement Advisory Committee

Lee Fleisher MD and Gerald Maccioli MD appointed to the AMAconvened Physician Consortium

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

HHS OIG Releases Advisory Opinion Finding A Company Model Type Arrangement May Violate the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute

HHS OIG Releases Advisory Opinion Finding A Company Model Type Arrangement May Violate

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ASA Offers Recommendations on Most Recent SGR Repeal and Replace Proposal

ASA Offers Recommendations on Most Recent SGR Repeal and Replace Proposal

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

New SGR Repeal and Replace Proposal Introduced by Key Senate and House Committees

New SGR Repeal and Replace Proposal Introduced by Key Senate and House Committees

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

FDA Releases New Actions on Drug Shortages, Recognizes ASA Efforts

FDA Releases New Actions on Drug Shortages Recognizes ASA Efforts

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Friday, November 01, 2013

Ask Your Lawmaker to Stop VA ONS Initiative Mandating Independent Practice for Nurses

Ask Your Lawmaker to Stop VA ONS Initiative Mandating Independent Practice for Nurses

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ASA Requests Information on Company Model Arrangements

ASA Requests Information on Company Model Arrangements

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Friday, October 25, 2013

FDA to Recommend Reclassification of Hydrocodone Products to Schedule II

FDA to Recommend Reclassification of Hydrocodone Products to Schedule II

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

VA Official Pledges Discussion with ASA on “Nursing Handbook” at Congressional Hearing – AANA Activates Grassroots Call-to-Action in Response

A Official Pledges Discussion with ASA on Nursing Handbook at Congressional Hearing AANA

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Deal Reached; Government Reopens and Debt Ceiling Extended

Deal Reached Government Reopens and Debt Ceiling Extended

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Monday, October 14, 2013

FAQ Documents on Laryngoscopes and Endotracheal Tubes Released by The Joint Commission

Laryngoscopes Maintenance Document Released by The Joint Commission

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Monday, October 14, 2013

CMS Deadline to Register for PQRS Group Reporting Option Extended to October 18

CMS Deadline to Register for PQRS Group Reporting Option Extended to October 18

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Friday, October 04, 2013

ASA Offers Recommendations for HHS National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention

ASA Offers Recommendations for HHS National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

PPACA Health Exchanges Officially Launch

PPACA Health Exchanges Officially Launch

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Bipartisan and Bicameral Compounding Legislation Clears House of Representatives

Bipartisan and Bicameral Compounding Legislation Clears House of Representatives

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Government Shuts Down as House and Senate Fail to Agree on Continuing Resolution – Medicare Claims Processing Not Impacted

Government Shuts Down as House and Senate Fail to Agree on Continuing Resolution

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Monday, September 23, 2013

FDA Rejects Sugammadex Application

FDA Rejects Sugammadex Application

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Friday, September 20, 2013

CMS Seeks Feedback on Display of Quality Measures in Physician Compare System

CMS Seeks Feedback on Display of Quality Measures in Physician Compare System

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

FDA Announces Opioid Safety Labeling Changes

FDA Announces Opioid Safety Labeling Changes References ASA Recommendations

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Congressional Budget Office Projects Cost of SGR Bill at over 175 Billion

Congressional Budget Office Projects Cost of SGR Bill at 175 Billion

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

ASA, Other Medical Groups Address CMS on Potential Release of Medicare Physician Data

ASA Other Medical Groups Address CMS on Potential Release of Medicare Physician Data

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Friday, September 06, 2013

ASA Opposes Changes to PQRS in Proposed Rule on 2014 Medicare Fee Schedule

ASA Opposes Changes to PQRS in the Proposed Rule on the 2014 Medicare Fee Schedule

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Review your Quality and Resource Use Reports from CMS Beginning September 16

Review your Quality and Resource Use Reports from CMS Beginning September 16

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Avoid Negative Payment Adjustment for 2015 - Time is Running Out

Time is Running Out for Groups of 100 More Eligible Professionals to Take Steps Necessary to Avoid

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Friday, August 30, 2013

ASA MEMBERS URGED TO CONTACT CMS REGARDING CHANGES TO PQRS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

ASA MEMBERS URGED TO CONTACT CMS REGARDING CHANGES TO CURRENT PQRS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ASA Offers Recommendations to FDA on Opioid Conversion Labeling

ASA Offers Recommendations to FDA on Opioid Conversion Labeling

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Richard Kronick, Ph.D. appointed as next Director of AHRQ

Richard Kronick Phd appointed as next Director of AHRQ

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Friday, August 16, 2013

TJC List of the Top 10 Compliance Issues Cited During Surveys

TJC List of the Top 10 Compliance Issues Cited During Surveys

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Friday, August 02, 2013

ASA Endorses Senate Legislation to Reform Rural Hospital Anesthesia Incentive Program

ASA Endorses Senate Legislation to Reform Rural Hospital Anesthesia Incentive Program

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Friday, August 02, 2013

ASA Offers Recommendations to FDA on Clinical Development Programs for Opioid Conversion

ASA Offers Recommendations to FDA on Clinical Development Programs for Opioid Conversion

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

August 1 Marks Beginning of Physician Payments Sunshine Act, Register for CMS National Provider Call today

August 1st Marks Beginning of Physician Payments Sunshine Act register

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

House Energy & Commerce Committee Passes SGR Replacement Bill

House Energy Commerce Committee Passes SGR Replacement Bill

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

ASA Expresses Support for Key Provisions of House Committee’s SGR Replacement Bill, Urges Changes to Harmful Provision

ASA Expresses Support for Key Provisions of House Committees SGR Replacement Bill

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality Approved as a National Accrediting Organization for Hospitals

Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality Approved as a National Accrediting

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Appeals Court Rules Against FDA in Sodium Thiopental Importation Case

Appeals Court Rules Against FDA in Sodium Thiopental Importation Case

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Rep. Harris Introduces Legislation to Repeal the Non-Discrimination Provision of PPACA

Rep Harris Introduces Legislation to Repeal the NonDiscrimination Provision of PPACA

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Anesthesiologists' Concerns Discussed During Senate Finance Committee Health IT Hearing

Anesthesiologists Concerns Discussed During Senate Finance Committee Health IT Hearing

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Friday, July 19, 2013

House Energy & Commerce Committee Releases Draft SGR Replacement Legislation and Schedules Consideration for Monday

ouse Energy Commerce Committee Releases Draft SGR Replacement Legislation

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Participate in a CMS National Provider Call on Physician Payments Sunshine Act

Participate in a CMS National Provider Call on Physician Payments Sunshine Act

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Friday, July 12, 2013

ASA Responds to Latest Request in SGR Reform Discussion

ASA Responds to Latest Request in SGR Reform Discussion

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

CMS Releases 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

CMS Releases 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

ASA Supports New Drug Application for Sugammadex

ASA Supports New Drug Application for Sugammadex

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Friday, June 28, 2013

House Energy and Commerce Committee Releases Revised Legislative Framework for SGR Reform

House Energy Commerce Committee Releases Draft Legislative Framework for SGR Reform

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Friday, June 14, 2013

CMS Announces Webinar for Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two

CMS Announces Webinar for Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two

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Friday, June 14, 2013

ASA Raises Concerns with Noridian Over Proposed LCD on Nerve Blocks

ASA Raises Concerns with Noridian Over Proposed LCD on Nerve Blocks

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Friday, June 14, 2013

CMS to host another webinar on PQRS and VBPM

CMS to host another webinar on PQRS and VBPM

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Surgeon General Announces Plan to Step Down

Surgeon General Announces Plan to Step Down

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

ASA Continues Participation in SGR Reform Discussion

ASA Continues Participation in SGR Reform Discussion

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

FDA Reports the Propofol Shortage is Resolved

FDA Reports the Propofol Shortage is Resolved

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Friday, June 07, 2013

CMS Discusses PQRS and the Value based Payment Modifier

CMS Discusses PQRS and the Value based Payment Modifier

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Please participate in the 2013 ASA Commercial Conversion Factor Survey

Please participate in the 2013 ASA Commercial Conversion Factor Survey

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Iowa High Court Upholds Rules Authorizing ARNPs to Supervise Fluoroscopy

Iowa High Court Upholds Rules Authorizing ARNPs to Supervise Fluoroscopy

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Please Take the Company Model Survey Now

Company Model Survey Now Available

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

ASA Urges U.S. Senate Finance Committee to Give Special Consideration to Anesthesia Payments Under Medicare

ASA Urges US Senate Finance Committee to Give Special Consideration to Anesthesia Payments

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

House Energy and Commerce Committee Leadership Unveil SGR Repeal and Replacement Legislation

House Energy and Commerce Committee Leadership Unveil SGR Repeal and Replacement Legislation

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Friday, May 24, 2013

CMMI Announces Second Round of Health Care Innovation Awards

CMS Innovation Center Releases New Funding Opportunities

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

U.S. Senate Committee Advances Compounding Pharmacy Oversight Bill

US Senate Committee Advances Compounding Pharmacy Oversight Bill

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ASA Expresses Support for Changes to Federal HIT Initiative

ASA Expresses Support for Changes to Federal HIT Initiative

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Rep. Harris Delivers Weekly Republican Address; Discusses Health Care and Jobs

Rep Harris to Deliver Weekly Republican Address Set to Discuss Jobs and Health Care

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Friday, May 17, 2013

House Votes Again to Repeal PPACA

House Votes Again to Repeal PPACA

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Senate Confirms Marilyn Tavenner as CMS Administrator

Senate Confirms Marilyn Tavenner as CMS Administrator

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Congressional Republican Leaders Decline to Offer IPAB Appointments

Congressional Republican Leaders Decline to Offer IPAB Appointments

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Medical Direction Whistleblower Case Subject of HHS Office of Inspector General Podcast

Medical Direction Whistleblower Case Subject of HHS Office of Inspector General Podcast

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

FDA Grants Premarket Approval for SEDASYS (R)

FDA Grants Premarket Approval for SEDASYS

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ASA Supports Maintenance of Anesthesiologists' Hardship Exemption and Seeks Improvements to the EHR Incentive Program

ASA Supports Maintenance of Anesthesiologists Hardship Exemption and Seeks

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Participate in AMA Webinar on Physician Payments Sunshine Act on April 24 from 7-8 p.m (EST)

Participate in AMA Webinar on Physician Payments Sunshine Act

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

ICD-10 Transition

ICD-10 Transition

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

ASA Continues SGR Reform Discussion Tied to Quality

ASA Continues SGR Reform Discussion Tied to Quality

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

White House Releases Budget Proposal

White House Released FY2014 Budget Proposal

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

ASA Highlights Quality Initiatives in Formal Comments to CMS

ASA Highlights Quality Initiatives in Formal Comments to CMS

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

ASA Advocates to CMS on Improvements to Standardized Hospital Outpatient Surgical Department and Ambulatory Surgical Center Survey

ASA Advocates to CMS on Improvements to Standardized Hospital Outpatient Surgical Department and

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Monday, April 01, 2013

There are only two weeks left to participate in the MGMA 2013 Cost Survey

There are only two weeks left to participate in the MGMA 2013 Cost Survey

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Short-Term Funding Bill Approved That Maintains Current Government Spending; Sequestration Remains in Effect

Short Term Funding Bill Approved That Maintains Current Government Spending

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Friday, March 22, 2013

ASA Endorses Newest Version of the Electronic Health Records Improvement Act

ASA Endorses Newest Version of the Electronic Health Records Improvement Act

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Monday, March 18, 2013

ASA invites You to Participate in the MGMA 2013 Cost Survey

ASA invites You to Participate in the MGMA 2013 Cost Survey

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Friday, March 15, 2013

MedPAC Repeats Call for Payment Cuts to Specialty Physicians in its Annual Report to Congress

MedPAC Repeats Call for Payment Cuts to Specialty Physicians in its Annual Report to Congress

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Chambers Release Dueling Budget Framework Resolutions for Fiscal Year 2014

Chambers Release Dueling Budget Framework Resolutions for Fiscal Year 2014

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

ASA Offers Recommendations to FDA on Drug Shortages Task Force and Strategic Plan

ASA Offers Recommendations to FDA on Drug Shortages Task Force and Strategic Plan

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

ASA Offers Bibliography of Payment and Practice Management Writings

ASA Offers Bibliography of Payment and Practice Management Writings

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

ASA Participates in Congressional SGR Reform Discussion Tied to Quality

ASA Participates in Congressional SGR Reform Discussion Tied to Quality

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Monday, February 25, 2013

HHS Releases Final Rule on ACA Essential Health Benefits

HHS Releases Final Rule on ACA Essential Health Benefits

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Monday, February 25, 2013

2 Percent Sequestration Cuts to Medicare Physician Payments Imminent

Two Percent Sequestration Cuts to Medicare Physician Payments Imminent

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

You’re Invited to a CDC Webinar on Challenges in the Management of Opioid-Using Patients in the Emergency Room

CDC Webinar on Challenges in the Management of Opioid Using Patients

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Participate in ICD-10 Survey

Participate in ICD-10 Survey

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Voice Opposition to the 'Company Model'

Voice Opposition to the 'Company Model'

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

President Obama Delivers State of the Union, Calls for More Quality-Based Reforms to Medicare

President Obama Delivers State of the Union 2013

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cuts to Medicare Physician Payments as Part of Sequestration Increasingly Likely

Cuts to Medicare Physician Payments as Part of Sequestration Increasingly Likely

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Monday, February 11, 2013

ASA Raises Concerns to FDA about Proposed Changes to Opioid Labeling

ASA Raises Concerns to FDA about Proposed Changes to Opioid Labeling

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

New Rules Require Manufacturers to Report Gifts and Meals to Physicians

CMS Releases Final Rule on Sunshine Act Implementation

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

FDA Provides Update Regarding Ongoing Propofol Shortage: Teva to Restart Production

FDA Provides Update Regarding Ongoing Propofol Shortage

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

HHS Releases Omnibus HIPAA Rule

HHS Releases Omnibus HIPAA Rule

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

IPAB Repeal Coalition Endorses the Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act of 2013

IPAB Repeal Coalition endorses the Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act of 2013

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

ASA Urges Federal Health IT Policy Committee to Address "Meaningful Use" Standards for Anesthesiologists

ASA Urges Federal Health IT Policy Committee to Address Meaningful Use St

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

ASA Receives Update From Noridian About Reprocessing of Denied Claims for Monitored Anesthesia Care

ASA Receives Update from Noridian about Reprocessing of Denied Claims for Monitored Anesthesia Care

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Scrutiny of Common Interventional Pain Procedures Possible as Part of Medicare National Coverage Decision Process

Scrutiny of Common Interventional Pain Procedures Possible as part of Medicare National Coverage

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Friday, January 04, 2013

Update on Noridian Denials of Claims for Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC)

Update on Noridian Denials of Claims for Monitored Anesthesia Care MAC

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Friday, January 04, 2013

CMS Releases the Revised Locale Specific Medicare Anesthesia Conversion Factors for 2013

CMS Releases the Revised Locale Specific Medicare Anesthesia Conversion Factors for 2013

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

CMS Announces Update on Implementation of 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

CMS Providers Update on Implementation of 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

House Approves Senate "Cliff" Package, President Expected to Sign

House Approves Senate Cliff Package President Expected to Sign

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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Senate Passes "Cliff" Package including SGR Patch - House Considers Action

Senate Passes "Cliff" Package including SGR Patch - House Considers Action

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

CMS Issues Announcement Regarding Claims Payments Pending Congressional Action on SGR

CMS Issues Notice Regarding Claims Payments Pending Congressional Action on SGR

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ASA, Other Medical Specialty Groups Laud Electronic Health Records Legislation to Fix Incentive Program

ASA Other Medical Specialty Groups Laud Electronic Health Records Legislation

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Friday, December 14, 2012

ASA and FDA Hold Tele-Town Hall on Drug Shortages

ASA and FDA Hold Tele-Town Hall on Drug Shortages

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Jersey Appellate Court Upholds State Regulation Requiring Anesthesiologists' Supervision of Nurse Anesthetists in Hospitals

New Jersey Appellate Court Upholds State Regulation Requiring Anesthesiologists Supervision of NAs

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

House and Senate Democrats Set Key Committee Assignments for the 113th Congress

House and Senate Democrats Set Key Committee Assignments for the 113th Congress

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Monday, December 03, 2012

CMS Issues Locale-Specific Anesthesia Conversion Factors for 2013

CMS Issues Locale Specific Anesthesia Conversion Factors for 2013

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Friday, November 30, 2012

GOP Sets Key Committee Assignments for the 113th Congress

GOP Sets Key Committee Assignments for the 113th Congress

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

HHS Releases Proposed Rules on Health Insurance Market Reforms, Essential Health Benefits and Employee Wellness Programs

HHS Releases Proposed Rules on Health Insurance Market Reforms Essential Health Benefits

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

In Busy Week, House Considers Anesthesiologists' Concerns on Electronic Health Records

In Busy Week House Considers Anesthesiologists Concerns on Electronic Health Records

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rebecca Patchin, M.D., Appointed Chair of the Board of Commissioners of The Joint Commission

Rebecca Patchin MD Appointed Chair of the Board of Commissioners of The Joint Commission

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Urge Your Member of Congress to Express Opposition to New Medicare Chronic Pain Rule

ASA Urges Members to Express Opposition to New Medicare Chronic Pain Rule

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Key ASAPAC Election Results

Key ASAPAC Election Results

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Congress to Meet About Looming “Fiscal Cliff” that Includes SGR and Separate Sequestration Medicare Cuts

Congress to Meet About Looming Fiscal Cliff that Includes SGR and

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

2013 Physician Fee Schedule Rule Changes to Value Based Payment Modifier

2013 Physician Fee Schedule Rule Changes to Value Based Payment Modifier

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

ASA Releases Frequently Asked Questions on Electronic Health Records

ASA Releases Frequently Asked Questions on Electronic Health Records EHR

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

ASA Rebukes CMS Rule for Jeopardizing Patient Safety and Quality Health Care

ASA Rebukes CMS Rule for Jeopardizing Patient Safety and Quality Health Care

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Congressional Report Details Regulatory Oversight of Compounding Pharmacies

Congressional Report Details Regulatory Oversight Compounding Pharmacies

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Physician Fee Schedule Rule That Includes Chronic Pain Proposal Moves to the OMB Final review

Physician Fee Schedule Rule That Includes Chronic Pain Proposal Moves to the OMB Final review

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

ASA Presents the Perioperative Surgical Home™ Model of Care to Special White House Roundtable on Health Care Delivery

ASA Presents the Perioperative Surgical Home™ Model of Care to Special White House Roundtable on Health Care Delivery

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Friday, October 05, 2012

Information on Meningitis Multi-State Outbreak

Information on Meningitis Multi State Outbreak

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

New System for Patients to Report Medical Mistakes Concerns Lawmakers

New System for Patients to Report Medical Mistakes Concerns Lawmakers

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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

FY13 HHS Inspector General Workplan to Include Review of Personally Performed Anesthesia Services

FY13 HHS Inspector General Workplan to Include Review of Personally Performed Anesthesia Services

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Key Lawmakers Urge CMS to Reconsider New Medicare Chronic Pain Proposed Rule

Key Lawmakers Urge CMS to Reconsider New Medicare Chronic Pain Proposed Rule

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Friday, September 14, 2012

White House Releases Sequestration Report Detailing Budget Control Act's Potential Cuts

White House Releases Sequestration Report Detailing Budget Control Acts Potential Cuts

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

ASA and Medical Groups Urge Congress to Block Sequestration and SGR Medicare Payment Cuts

ASA and Medical Groups Urge Congress to Block Sequestration and SGR Medicare Payment Cuts

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

ASA Launches Congressional Grassroots Campaign in Opposition to CMS Chronic Pain Proposal

ASA Launches Congressional Grassroots on CMS Chronic Pain Proposal

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Monday, September 10, 2012

ASA Webinar on Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness on September 25

ASA Webinar on Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness on September 25th

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

ASA Voices Opposition to CMS Pain Proposal

ASA Voices Opposition to CMS Pain Proposal

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Monday, August 27, 2012

FDA Recognizes ASA for Surgical Fire Prevention Efforts

FDA Recognizes ASA for Surgical Fire Prevention Efforts

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Friday, August 24, 2012

CMS Releases Final Rule Announcing Delay on ICD-10 Transition Until October 2014

CMS Releases Final Rule on ICD-10 Compliance Date

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

ASA Responds to PROP Petition to Change Opioid Labels

ASA Responds to PROP Petition to Change Opioid Labels

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Monday, August 20, 2012

UPDATED FAQ About the Company Model

UPDATED FAQ About the Company Model

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

HHS Releases State Exchange Blueprint

HHS Releases State Exchange Blueprint

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Generic Drug Industry Proposal to Address Drug Shortages Gets FTC Approval

Generic Drug Industry Proposal to Address Drug Shortages Gets FTC Approval

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CDC Releases Report on Infection Transmission from Single Dose Vial Use for Multiple Patients

CDC Releases Report on Infection Transmission from Single Dose Vial Use for Multiple Patients

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

House Votes to Repeal PPACA

House Votes to Repeal PPACA

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

FDA Finalizes REMS for Long-Acting and Extended-Release Opioids Adopting Many ASA Recommendations

FDA Finalizes REMS for Long-Acting and Extended-Release Opioids

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Ruling Released: PPACA Deemed Constitutional

Supreme Court Ruling Released PPACA Deemed Constitutional

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

PPACA Upheld in Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Issued ACA Upheld

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Senate Passes Final FDA Bill Including Key ASA-Advanced Drug Shortage Provisions – President Expected to Sign

Senate Passes Final FDA Bill Including Key ASA Advanced Drug Shortage Provisions

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Friday, June 22, 2012

House Passes Final FDA Bill, Key ASA Advanced Drug Shortage Provisions Included

House Passes Final FDA Bill Key ASA Advanced Drug Shortage Provisions Included

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Watch the Special Company Model Webinar Presentation

Watch the Special Company Model Webinar Presentation

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions About the “Company Model”

Frequently Asked Questions About the Company Model

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Friday, June 15, 2012

State Component Societies Successfully Advance Patient-Safety Interventional Pain Management Bills

State Component Societies Successfully Advance Patient-Safety Interventional Pain Management Bills

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Participation Needed – 2012 Commercial Conversion Factor Survey

Participation Needed 2012 Commercial Conversion Factor Survey

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Friday, June 01, 2012

HHS Issues Advisory Opinion on the "Company Model"

HHS Issues Advisory Opinion on the Company Model

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

ASA Applauds Senate Passage of PDUFA Re-Authorization that Includes Key Drug Shortages Provisions

ASA Applauds Senate Passage of PDUFA ReAuthorization that Includes Key Drug Shortages Provisions

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

CMS Issues Final CoPs and Medicare Regulatory Reform Rules; Notes ASA Objections

CMS Issues Final CoPs and Medicare Regulatory Reform Rules Notes ASA Objections

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

ASA Continues to Urge CMS to Make Changes to Meaningful Use Incentive Program

ASA Continues to Urge CMS to Make Changes to Meaningful Use Incentive Program

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ASA Signals Support for Drug Shortage Provisions, Urges Inclusion of language Relating to Anesthetic Drugs

ASA Signals Support for Drug Shortage Provisions in the Food and Drug Administration Safety

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2012 ASA Drug Shortage Survey Results

2012 ASA Drug Shortage Survey Results

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Updated Information About 2011 and 2012 Medicare Anesthesia Conversion Factor

Updated Information about 2011 and 2012 Medicare Anesthesia Conversion Factor

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Wisconsin Governor Signs Anesthesiologist Assistants Licensure Bill

Wisconsin Governor Signs Anesthesiologist Assistant Licensure Bill

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Friday, March 30, 2012

IPRCC Holds Inaugural Meeting to Discuss Pain Research

IPRCC Holds Inaugural Meeting to Discuss Pain Research

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Supreme Court Audio and Transcripts Released

Supreme Court Audio and Transcripts Released

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Additional Increase in Medicare Anesthesia Conversion Factor Applicable to All 2012 Claims

Additional Increase in Medicare Anesthesia Conversion Factor Applicable to All 2012 Claims

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Monday, March 26, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Begins Hearings on PPACA

US Supreme Court Begins Hearings on PPACA

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

House Passes Joint IPAB Repeal and Liability Reform Bill

House Passes Joint IPAB Repeal and Liability Reform Bill

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Take Action on IPAB Repeal: Contact Congress Today!

Take Action on IPAB Repeal Contact Congress Today

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Republican Budget Framework for Fiscal Year 2013 Released

Republican Budget Framework for Fiscal Year 2013 Released

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Release of Comparative Billing Report (CBR) on Pain Management Services Expected Today

Release of Comparative Billing Report CBR on Pain Management Services Expected Today

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Friday, March 16, 2012

ASA, 31 Others Call for Congressional Action to Combat Drug Shortages

ASA 31 Others Call for Congressional Action to Combat Drug Shortages

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Friday, March 16, 2012

ASA Requests NQF Endorse Surgical CAHPS Measure

ASA Requests NQF Endorse Surgical CAHPS Measure

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CMS Issues Updated Locale-Specific Anesthesia Conversion Factors

CMS Issues Updated Locale-Specific Anesthesia Conversion Factors

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Friday, March 09, 2012

Medicare Claims Must be Submitted in 5010 Format Beginning Sunday, April 1

Medicare Claims Must be Submitted in 5010 Format Beginning Sunday April 1

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Thursday, March 08, 2012

IPAB Repeal Passes Second Committee: Floor Consideration Likely

IPAB Repeal Passes Second Committee Floor Consideration Likely

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

IPAB Repeal: House Energy and Commerce Committee Passes IPAB Repeal by Voice Vote

IPAB Repeal House Energy and Commerce Committee Passes IPAB Repeal by Voice Vote

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Monday, March 05, 2012

Important Drug Shortage Survey - Member Participation Needed

Important Drug Shortage Survey -- Member Participation Needed

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

IPAB Repeal: Key House Subcommittee Votes 17-5 to Send IPAB Repeal to Full Committee for Consideration

Key House Subcommittee Votes 17 5 to Send IPAB Repeal to Full Committee for Consideration

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ASA Addresses Key Findings and Recommendations of IOM Pain Report to Senate HELP Committee

ASA Addresses Key Findings and Recommendations of IOM Pain Report to Senate HELP Committee

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Monday, February 27, 2012

ASA Joins 35 Medical Organizations to Urge Sharing of Social Security Death Master File Data

ASA Joins 35 Medical Organizations to Urge Sharing of Social Security Death Master File Data

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Friday, February 24, 2012

CMS Suggestions for Successful Participation in Physician Quality and Reporting System

CMS Suggestions for Successful Participation in Physician Quality and Reporting System

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Friday, February 24, 2012

ASA Leads in Effort to Repeal IPAB: Advocates for Passage of Repeal Bill to Key Committee

ASA Leads in Effort to Repeal IPAB Advocates for Passage of Repeal Bill to Key Committee

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

FDA Acts on ASA Recommendations for Additional Drug Shortage Resources

FDA Holds Briefing on Progress on Drug Shortages

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Friday, February 17, 2012

House and Senate Pass Final Version of HR 3630 10 Month SGR Extension Included

House and Senate Pass Final Version of HR 3630 10 Month SGR Extension Included

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Friday, February 17, 2012

ICD-10-CM/PCS

New Page Tracking ICD 10 CM PCS

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tentative Deal Reached on 10 Month SGR Extension

Preliminary reports indicate that a bipartisan – bicameral deal was reached on the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), or “doc fix,” and other issues contained in H.R.  3630, the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Joint Commission Issues Sentinel Event Alert on Fatigue

The Joint Commission Issues Sentinel Event Alert on Fatigue

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on IOM Pain Report; IPRCC meeting announced

Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on IOM Pain Report IPRCC meeting announced

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

ASA Responds to CMS 'Sunshine' Rule, Offers Suggestions for Improvement..

ASA Responds to CMS Sunshine Rule Offers Suggestions for Improvement

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Monday, February 13, 2012

President Releases FY2013 Budget Proposal

President Releases FY2013 Budget Proposal

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Friday, February 10, 2012

ASA to Congressional Negotiators: Now is the Time to Repeal SGR and IPAB

ASA to Congressional Negotiators Now is the Time to Repeal SGR and IPAB

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

New Rural Health Legislation Introduced in House Includes Pass-Through Provision

New Rural Health Legislation Introduced in House Includes Pass-Through Provision

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Monday, February 06, 2012

House and Senate Leaders Continue Work on SGR Package

House and Senate Leaders Continue Work on SGR Package

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Friday, February 03, 2012

ASA Urges CMS to Include Pain Care in Essential Health Benefits Package

ASA Urges CMS to Include Pain Care in Essential Health Benefits Package

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Senators Klobuchar & Collins Address Drug Shortages Crisis on Senate Floor

Senators Klobuchar and Collins Address Drug Shortages Crisis on Senate Floor

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Friday, January 27, 2012

CMS Announces 5010 Changes for Non-Specific Procedure Codes

CMS FFS Version 5010 Requirement Changes for Non-Specific Procedure Codes

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

President Obama Delivers Annual State of the Union Address

President Obama Delivers Annual State of the Union Address

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

2012 ASA Legislative Conference - Campaign 2012: ASA Signifies Advocacy

The 2012 ASA Legislative Conference is scheduled for April 30th - May 2, 2012, at the J.W. Marriot Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CMS Issues Update on "Not Otherwise Classified" Codes

CMS Issues Update on Not Otherwise Classified Codes

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

ASA Seeking Partners For Perioperative Surgical Home™ Grant Proposal

ASA Seeking Partners in the CMMI Challenge Perioperative Surgical Home Grant Proposal

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

ASA Reminder: Lansdale Public Policy Fellowship Deadline Jan. 31st

ASA Jan 31st Deadline for Lansdale Public Policy Fellowship Applications is Rapidly Approaching

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Thursday, January 05, 2012

2012 Medicare Conversion Factors

2012 Medicare Conversion Factors

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Thursday, January 05, 2012

FDA Approves a Class REMS for TIRF Products

FDA Approves a Class REMS for TIRF Products

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

ASA Offers NCCI Clarification

ASA Offers NCCI Clarification

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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

CMS Issues Revised Locale-Specific Anesthesia Conversion Factors for 1/1/12 - 2/29/12

CMS issues revised locale specific anesthesia conversion factors for services 2012

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Deal Reached on H.R. 3630, SGR Cuts Averted

Deal Reached on HR 3630 SGR Cuts Averted

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

ASA and X12 reach agreement – 5010 special information requirement for non-specific CPT® codes only applies to a single anesthesia code, CPT 01999

Breaking News on the 5010 rule requiring additional information for non-specific CPT codes

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

California Court of Appeals Sets Date for Oral Arguments in CSA and CMA v. Schwarzenegger

California Court of Appeals Sets Date for Oral Arguments in CSA and CMA v Schwarzenegger

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

ASA Submits Testimony and Solutions on Drug Shortages to Congress

ASA Submits Testimony and Solutions on Drug Shortages to Congress

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SGR Issue Remains Unresolved After Contentious Day on the House Floor

SGR Issue Remains Unresolved After Contentious Day on the House Floor

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Monday, December 19, 2011

House to Act on Senate Revisions to H.R. 3630 Tonight – SGR Patch Hangs in the Balance

House to Act on Senate Revisions to HR 3630 Tonight SGR Patch Hangs in the Balance

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Monday, December 19, 2011

The 5010 Requirement for Additional Information When the CPT Code Includes the Phrase “Not Otherwise Specified”

The 5010 Requirement for additional information when the CPT Code Includes the Phrase “Not Otherwise Specified.”

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Government Shutdown Averted as House Passes Government Funding Bill - Bill Includes Provisions Gutting IPAB Funding

Government Shut Down Averted as House Passes Government Funding Bill

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Senator Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Ryan (R-WI) Unveil Bipartisan Medicare Reform Plan

Senator Wyden D and Representative Ryan R Unveil Bipartisan Medicare Reform Plan

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Friday, December 16, 2011

ASA Responds to Release of GAO Drug Shortage Report

ASA Responds to Release of GAO Drug Shortage Report

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

FDA Issues Rule Tightening Drug Shortage Reporting

FDA Issues Rule Tightening Drug Shortage Reporting

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Package Containing SGR Fix Passes House of Representatives, Senate Democrats and White House to Oppose

Package Containing SGR Fix Passes House of Representatives

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Monday, December 12, 2011

ASA Urges CMS Revise Proposed Rule Changes on Conditions of Participation and More

ASA Urges CMS Revise Proposed Rule Changes on Conditions of Participation and More

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Friday, December 09, 2011

SGR Update: House Republicans Unveil Package Containing a Two-Year SGR Patch With 1 Percent Payment Increase

SGR Update House Republicans Unveil Package Containing 2 yr

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

IPAB Repeal Coalition Celebrates 218th Co-Sponsor of H.R. 452

IPAB Repeal Coalition Celebrates 218th CoSponsor of HR 452

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

UPDATED: Changes for Anesthesia Claims Under 5010 Transaction Code Set

UPDATED Changes for Anesthesia Claims Under 5010 Transaction Code Set

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

SGR Update: Congressional Leaders Continue Work to Address Pending Payment Cut

SGR Update Congressional Leaders Continue Work to Address Pending Payment Cut

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

ASA Comment Letter on Draft Blueprint for Prescriber Education Under Opioid REMS

ASA Comment Letter on draft Blueprint for Prescriber Education under Opioid REMS

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) Demand Letters to be Issued by Medicare Contractors

Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors Demand Letters to be Issued by Medicare Contractors

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Meaningful Use Deadline Extended to 2014

Meaningful Use Deadline Extended to 2014

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

CMMI Announces Health Care Innovation Challenge Details

CMMI Announces Health Care Innovation Challenge Details

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Marilyn Tavenner Nominated for CMS Administrator

Marilyn Tavenner Nominated for CMS Administrator

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Supercommittee Failure Forces 2 Percent Physician Cut in 2013

Supercommittee Failure Forces Two Percent Physician Cut in 2013

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Friday, November 18, 2011

CMS Announces 90-Day Period of Enforcement Discretion for Compliance With New HIPAA 5010 Transaction Standards

CMS Announces 90 Day Period of Enforcement Discretion for Compliance with New HIPAA 5010

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Friday, November 18, 2011

CMS Announces FY2011 Error Rates and New Demonstrations to Target Improper Payments

CMS Announces FY2011 Error Rates and New Demonstrations to Target Improper Payments

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Supreme Court to Hear Constitutional Challenge to PPACA

Supreme Court to Hear Constitutional Challenge to PPACA

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

ASA Analysis of the Accountable Care Organization Final Rule

ASA Analysis of the ACO Final Rule

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Monday, November 07, 2011

Changes for Anesthesia Claims Under 5010 Transaction Code Set

Changes for Anesthesia Claims Under 5010 Transaction Code Set

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Monday, November 07, 2011

Iowa Court Invalidates Rules Authorizing ARNPs to Provide Direct Supervision of Fluoroscopy

Iowa Court Invalidates Rules Authorizing ARNPs to Provide Direct Supervision of Fluoroscopy

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Thursday, November 03, 2011

CMS Announces New Deadline for E-Prescribing Hardship Exemption – Apply for Hardship Exemption by November 8, 2011

E Prescribing Penalties and the Hardship Exemption Apply for Hardship Exemption by November 1 2011

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Thursday, November 03, 2011

MGMA Cost Survey for Anesthesia and Pain Management Practices 2011 Report Now Available

MGMA Cost survey for Anesthesia and Pain Management Practices 2011 Report Now Available

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

CMS Releases Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Regulation

CMS Releases Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Regulation

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Monday, October 31, 2011

ASA Initial Reaction to Final ACO Rule

ASA Initial Reaction to Final ACO Rule

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Monday, October 31, 2011

ASA Voices Support for President Obama's Executive Order on Drug Shortages

ASA Voices Support for President Obamas Executive Order on Drug Shortages

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Friday, October 21, 2011

New CMS Rules Include No Changes to Supervision Requirement

New CMS Rules Include No Changes to Supervision Requirement

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Accountable Care Organization Final Regulation Released

Accountable Care Organization Final Regulation Released

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Friday, October 14, 2011

ASA to Super Committee: Protect Anesthesiologists' Payments and Repeal IPAB

ASA to Super Committee: Protect Anesthesiologists' Payments and Repeal IPAB

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rural Pass-Through Provision included in Newly Introduced Senate Legislation

Rural Pass-through Provision included in Newly Introduced Senate Legislation

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ASA and AMA file Amicus Brief in California Opt-Out Lawsuit

ASA and AMA file amicus brief in California opt out lawsuit

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Thursday, October 06, 2011

MedPAC Recommends Medicare Cuts to Specialty Physicians to Protect Primary Care

MedPAC Recommends Medicare Cuts to Specialty Physicians to Protect Primary Care

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

ASA Joins 19 Medical Specialty Organizations In Urging Repeal of IPAB

ASA Joins 19 Medical Specialty Organizations In Urging Repeal of IPAB

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Monday, October 03, 2011

ASA Urges MedPAC to Reject SGR Draft Plan That Cuts Specialty Physicians

ASA Urges MedPAC to Reject SGR Draft Plan That Cuts Specialty Physicians

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Supreme Court Likely to Hear Constitutional Challenge to the Individual Mandate in PPACA

Supreme Court Likely to Hear Constitutional Challenge to the Individual Mandate in PPACA

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