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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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Senate Passes Budget Deal Including 3 Month SGR Patch

Monday, December 23, 2013

On December 18, the Senate voted 64-36 to pass a budget deal that sets funding levels through 2016.  This deal included 3 month Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) "patch."


The SGR "patch" included a positive 0.5 percent payment update, and was included to allow lawmakers more time to consider pending legislation to repeal and replace the SGR.  This "patch" avoids the 21 percent SGR cut previously scheduled to begin on January 1, 2014.  


Previously, the House passed the budget deal by a vote 332-94. The President is expected to sign the budget deal soon.


ASA continues to closely monitor all efforts to repeal and replace the SGR.


Senate vote.

House vote.  (House SGR “patch vote).

Learn more about the current SGR proposal and ASA’s opposition to it.

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