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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

April 21, 2014

Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates

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Lidocaine HCI Injection USP by Hospira Recall Visible Particulates

April 18, 2014

Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates

Summary:

Propofol Injectable Emulsion USP by Hospira Recall Visible Particulates

April 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - ARKON Anesthesia Delivery System with Version 2.0 Software by Spacelabs Healthcare: Class I Recall

Summary:

FDA MedWatch Class I Recall 4 18 14

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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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