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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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CMS Posts Locale-Specific Medicare Anesthesia Conversion Factors

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted the conversion factors and share weights specific to each locale for services provided from Jan 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014.  The national unadjusted anesthesia conversion factor will be $22.62 for this time frame.  The figures reflect the 0.5 percent update included in the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013.  Without this override, the SGR formula would have resulted in a conversion factor of $17.22. The CY 2013 anesthesia conversion factor was $21.92. ASA will continue all efforts to make sure that anesthesiologists’ interests are heard as Congress continues work to repeal and replace the Sustainable Growth Rate formula.

Review the locale-specific Medicare Anesthesia Conversion Factor for January 1, 2014 - March 31, 2014.

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