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May 05 - 07 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2014 ASA Legislative Conference

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

March 28, 2014

FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

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FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

March 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Merit Medical Systems, Custom Procedural Trays/Kits Containing 1 percent Lidocaine HCl Injection, 10mg/mL: Recall - Particulates Found in Hospira supplied Lidocaine

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Merit Medical Systems Custom Procedural Trays Kits Recall Particulates Found in Hospira Lidocaine

March 18, 2014

McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care: Recall - Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data

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McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care Recall Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data

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Important Update: 30-day “patch” possible to prevent March 1st 21 percent Medicare physician payment cut

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

As of publication time, Congressional leaders have been unable to reach agreement on a proposal to address the pending 21 percent payment cut and the underlying flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Medicare payment update formula.

Information obtained by ASA lobbyists indicates that a 30-day “patch” is currently under consideration.  The “patch” could be passed as part of H.R. 1586, a tax-related piece of legislation.  The “patch” reportedly would allow lawmakers additional time to negotiate a resolution to the pending cut and the flaws in the underlying formula.

As ASA members will recall, prior to the December 2009 Congressional recess, Congress passed and the President signed into law legislation temporarily halting the 21 percent Medicare payment cut.  The legislation will expire February 28 triggering the implementation of the 21 percent payment cut for services provided on March 1 and beyond.

ASA continues to push for a repeal of the current SGR formula and the implementation of a new Medicare physician payment update mechanism that accurately reflects the increasing annual costs of providing services to Medicare beneficiaries.

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