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April 21, 2014

Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates

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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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