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Monday, November 29, 2010

SGR Cut Averted Until December 31

The U.S. House passed the Physician Payment and Therapy Relief Act of 2010.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

CMS Introduces the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

CMS Introduces the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Senate Passes One-Month SGR Fix; House Yet to Act

Senate Passes 1 Month SGR Fix

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Request for Information from CMS Regarding ACOs

Request for Information from CMS Regarding ACOs

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ASA Joins Surgical Community in Support of Extending Medicare's Participation Deadline

ASA Joins Surgical Community in Support of Extending Medicare's Participation Deadline

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Congress Releases New Reform Law Summary and Timeline

Congress Releases New Reform Law Summary and Timeline

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Incentive Payment Update for 2009 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI)

The following update was provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding incentive payment updates for 2009 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI).

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

First Anesthesiologist Elected to Congress

Andy Harris, M.D. became the first anesthesiologist ever elected to the United States Congress.

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

ASA Nominates Lee A. Fleisher, M.D., to the PCORI Methodology Committee

ASA recently nominated Lee A. Fleisher, M.D., to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Methodology Committee.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

NCQA Releases Proposed Standards for ACOs

On October 19, 2010, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) released for public comment its proposed accountable care organization (ACO) standards and measures.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New ASA Ad Hoc Committee on ACOs

With the increasing interest in and emphasis on accountable care organizations (ACOs) as a potential model for recognizing savings under Medicare, ASA President Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D. has identified a task force to address this issue in anticipation of a CMS proposed rule prior to year end.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

ASA Advocacy wins Communicator Award

ASA was recently recognized with the Communicator Award of Distinction in the Film/Video - Government Relations category for its political involvement video debuted at the 2009 Celebration of Advocacy.

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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Lawmakers Urge CMS to Hike Anesthesiologists' Payment

Large bipartisan groups of lawmakers in the Senate and the House are urging CMS to increase Medicare payments for anesthesia services, but so far the agency appears to be resisting the pressure, according to stakeholders.

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Monday, October 04, 2010

National Quality Forum Webinar ABCs of Measurement

National Quality Forum Webinar ABCs of Measurement

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Congress Adjourns: November 30th SGR Cut Still Pending

ASA joined sixty-six physician groups in a letter calling on Congress to take action on the looming Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cuts. On November 30th, Medicare will cut payment rates by 23% and another 6.5% cut will occur January 1, 2011, unless action is taken.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

The 2010 Medicare Contractor Provider Satisfaction Survey (MCPSS) Results Are Now Available!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has completed the administration of the 2010 MCPSS. The 2010 results reflect the percentage of provider satisfaction as distributed on the new, fully labeled, 5-point scale...

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bipartisan Senate letter urges review of Medicare payments for anesthesiology

ASA applauds the recent Senate letter dated August 23, 2010, to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging a review of Medicare payments for anesthesia services as potentially undervalued or misvalued. In total, 16 U.S. Senators signed the letter.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

OIG Finds Inappropriate Medicare Payments for Transforaminal Epidural Injection Services

A recent report issued by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that Medicare Part B physician payments for transforaminal epidural injections increased nearly 150% from $57 million in 2003 to $141 million in 2007.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ASA Nominates James P. Rathmell M.D. and Richard W. Rosenquist M.D. to Pain Care Committees

ASA recently nominated two of its members to committees that will be examining issues related to pain care. Dr. James P. Rathmell was nominated to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care, and Education.

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