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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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U.S. Senate passes H.R. 4213, potentially extending Medicare physician payment freeze

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Earlier today, the Senate passed H.R. 4213 which, among other provisions, would extend the current freeze to the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula through September 30, 2010.  The bill now moves to the House of Representatives.  If the House passes the bill without significant revision or amendment, the Medicare unadjusted anesthesia conversion factor would stay at the current figure of $21.114, and the Resource Based Relative Value System (RBRVS) conversion factor would remain $36.0846 for services provided through September 30, 2010.

A key consideration at this time is whether the bill can be signed into law before the current SGR freeze ends on March 31, 2010.  ASA will post updates as more information becomes available.

 

 

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