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This Issue's Top Story

ASA urges Federal Health IT Policy Committee to address 'Meaningful Use' standards for anesthesiologists in Stage 3 rulemaking
ASA stressed the importance of maintaining the hardship exemption that allows anesthesiologists to avoid the penalties that could result from not being a "meaningful user" of health information technology. ASA had worked with policymakers in support of the exemption that was subsequently granted as part of the Stage 2 Final Rule. Read more.


ASA News

Request exemption from Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program penalty: Deadline January 31
Eligible physicians who were unable to file for a Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) hardship exemption by the original deadline have until January 31, 2013 to avoid the 1.5 percent Medicare payment penalty in 2013. The eRx program and hardship exemption are particularly important to our ASA members who issue prescriptions to patients. Read more.

ASA member responds to awareness article
ASA member Karen Sibert, M.D. authored a blog entry in the California Society of Anesthesiologists' Online First. Dr. Sibert responded to The Atlantic article "Awake Under the Knife" in the January/February 2013 issue. Dr. Sibert pointed out that anesthesiologists have far from ignored intraoperative awareness and have dedicated generations of researchers to help better understand the rare occurrence. 

Blogging about anesthesia and surgical outcomes
ASA member of the Committee on Communications Nina Singh-Radcliff, M.D. authored a guest column on January 15. The column discussed the link between underlying diseases and anesthesia outcomes. Dr. Singh-Radcliff provided readers with several tips on how to get healthy in the new year.


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MOC IconOrder the current issue of the Anesthesiology Continuing Education (ACE) Program today and test your anesthesia expertise. ACE is a self-study program covering established knowledge in the field of anesthesiology. It allows you to earn up to 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and helps satisfy the Part 2 Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment requirement for MOCA®. Learn more.

Learn essential business skills for your practice with CBA program
Register now for ASA's Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) program, which covers strategic analysis and business plan development; financial management and budgeting; legal aspects of health care; plus much more. Earn up to 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Learn more and register now.

ASA launches ethics education module
Learn how to evaluate and manage ethical issues in a case while earning CME for ethics. Earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with ASA's new Ethics Decision-Making Online Module. Order now.

Evaluate, implement and improve with ASA's PPAI modules
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Earn CME and stay up to date in the field with ASA Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology
ASA Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology, Volume 40, features hot topics such as emergency preparedness, update on cardiac anesthesia, postpartum hemorrhage on labor and delivery, plus much more. Earn up to 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Order today.


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January 25-27, 2013
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Conference: January 25-27, 2013

January 31, 2013
Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) hardship exemption deadline

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