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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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President Obama signs the “Continuing Extension Act of 2010” reinstating 2009 Medicare physician payment rates

Friday, April 16, 2010

Last night, President Obama signed H.R. 4851, the ”Continuing Extension Act of 2010” into law.  This legislation includes a reinstating of Medicare physician payment rates as they were on March 31, and postponing the 21 percent cut until May 31, 2010.

The bill was passed by the Senate by a vote of 59 – 38 yesterday evening and was subsequently passed by the House by a vote of 289 – 112 before it was sent to President Obama.

The hold on processing April claims that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) had placed to avoid implementing the payment cut technically expired yesterday.  However, with Congressional action so imminent, ASA does not believe many claims were processed at the lower payment rates.  ASA has been informed by CMS that any claims paid that reflected the 21 percent cut will be reprocessed automatically without any action required from physicians.

ASA urges Congress 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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