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

ASA PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2015

February 07 - 08 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA Certificate in Business Administration 2015

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

Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

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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FDA MedWatch Recall - Particulate Matter

November 21, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Respironics California, Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators: Class I Recall - Power Failure May Occur

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FDA MedWatch Respironics California Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators Class I Recall

November 21, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection, 10 mEq per 100 mL by Baxter: Recall - Mislabeled

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Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection 10 mEq per 100 mL by Baxter Recall Mislabeled

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2012 Medicare Conversion Factors

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Recent legislative action has provided for a zero percent update to the Medicare conversion factor for services provided from January 1 through February 29, 2012.  The final rule on the Medicare Fee Schedule indicated that there would be an increase in the conversion factor for budget neutrality and this change will also be effective January 1, 2012.  The budget neutrality increase is due to CMS adoption of the RVS Update Committee recommendations for misvalued codes.  The anesthesia conversion factor also increased due to the on-going transition to new data to determine practice expense values.  As you may recall, data from the Physician Practice Information Survey (PPIS) is being transitioned into the fee schedule over a four year period.  This updated data is a result of ASA and other’s work on the PPIS.

The 2011 unadjusted Anesthesia conversion factor was $21.0515.  The January – February 2012 Anesthesia conversion factor will be $21.4089  (an increase of 1.67%).

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The 2011 RBRVS conversion factor was $33.9764.  The January to February 2012 RBRVS conversion factor will be $34.0376 (an increase of 0.18%).

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