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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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Congress Fails to Act - SGR Cuts Effective June 1st

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

As a result of Congress’ failure to act, a 21 percent Medicare payment cut is in effect for services provided on or after June 1. CMS is instructing its contractors to hold claims containing services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for the first 10 business days of June as a means of temporarily protecting physicians from the payment cuts. Following the Memorial Day Congressional recess May 31-June 8, U.S. House and Senate negotiators are expected to revisit legislative options to avert the implementation of the payment cuts.

Prior to the Memorial Day recess, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would provide a 2.2 percent increase in Medicare payments through 2010, and a 1 percent increase in 2011. The U.S. Senate did not act on the House legislation. It is unclear whether the Senate will consider this or another SGR “fix” following the recess.

ASA supports Congressional action to fully repeal the current SGR formula and implement a new Medicare physician payment update mechanism that accurately reflects the increasing annual costs of providing services to Medicare beneficiaries.

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