ASA's Office of Governmental and Legal Affairs is located in Washington, D.C. It monitors and engages in advocacy with respect to federal and state legislative and regulatory activities affecting the practice of medicine by the Society's members. Further, it is responsible for providing Practice Management assistance and advice for the membership, principally with respect to the Medicare program but also with respect to all "business" aspects of the delivery of anesthesia care. The American Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee (ASAPAC), a separate segregated fund of the Society, is also administered in the Washington Office, as are the Society's internal legal affairs and maintenance of relations with outside legal counsel.
With the exception of federal regulatory materials related to Medicare reimbursement, materials related to federal and state legislation and regulations can be found on this site and are listed on the Index. Regulatory materials related to Medicare reimbursement can be found and are indexed on the Practice Management site.
ASA Opposition to Medicare Chronic Pain Proposal
Medicare Chronic Pain Proposal Fact Sheet
ASAPAC (Members Only)
Grassroots and Key Contacts
Report your Advocacy Activity and Key Contact Relationships Here
Federal Legislative and Regulatory Activities
State Legislative and Regulatory Issues
Office of Govenmental and Legal Affairs
Office of General Counsel
Contact ASA in Washington