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December 18, 2014

0.9 Percent Sodium Chloride Injection USP in 100 mL MINI-BAG PLUS Container by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter

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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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