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January 23 - 25 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2015

February 07 - 08 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA Certificate in Business Administration 2015

June 26 - 28 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

November 21, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Respironics California, Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators: Class I Recall - Power Failure May Occur

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FDA MedWatch Respironics California Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators Class I Recall

November 07, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Nellcor Puritan Bennett, 980 Ventilator System: Class I Recall - Software Issue May Stop Ventilator

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FDA MedWatch Nellcor Puritan Bennett 980 Ventilator System Class I Recall

October 25, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Intravia Containers by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter

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FDA MedWatch Intravia Containers by Baxter Recall

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS) Issues Two Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters Articles of Note to ASA members

An  article titled “Inappropriate Medicare Payments for Transforaminal Epidural Injection Services”  addresses coverage and documentation requirements for transforaminal epidural injections. This is subsequent to a GAO report that found significant errors in the reporting and processing of claims for these procedures. The MLN article is available here.

We also want to make you aware of the MLN that CMS issued to serve as a reminder of the importance of properly reporting the place of service on submitted claims.  This article, “The Importance of Correctly Coding the Place of Service by Physicians and Their Billing Agents” may be viewed here.