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MEETINGS / EVENTS

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November 08 - 09 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA Quality Meeting 2014

January 23 - 25 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2015

June 26 - 28 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

October 16, 2014

FDA MedWatch - LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira, Inc.: Recall - Potential for Leakage

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FDA MedWatch LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira Inc

October 13, 2014

FDA MedWatch - CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators: Class 1 Recall - Power Connection Failure

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FDA MedWatch CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators

October 13, 2014

FDA MedWatch - ICU Medical ConMed Stat2 Flow Controller: Class 1 Recall - Delivers Higher Flow Rate than Intended

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FDA MedWatch ICU Medical ConMed Stat2 Flow Controller

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12-Month SGR Deal Passed by the Senate

Thursday, December 09, 2010

On Wednesday, December 8, the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent a 12-month fix to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.  The fix will halt a 25 percent cut to Medicare physician payments set to occur January 1. The one-year fix, included as part of the “The Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010,” will cost an anticipated $19.2 billion. The legislation now heads to the U.S. House where quick consideration and passage are anticipated.

The legislation avoids the massive looming cuts, but does not increase payments thus freezing them at 2010 levels. Spending for the payment fix is offset through a change to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). PPACA provides tax credits for individuals who are not covered by an employer and whose incomes are below a certain amount to purchase insurance on exchanges.  If the government overpays a subsidy to these individuals, it can currently only recoup up to $400. To pay for the Medicare SGR fix, the amount the government can recoup from individuals will be increased.

The Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010” also includes provisions extending the current Medicare work geographic adjustment floor of 1.0 through December 31, 2011.



 

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