Office of Governmental and Legal Affairs
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, regulatory, and quality 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.
Federal Legislative and Regulatory Activities - Information on all of the federal legislative and regulatory activities relating to ASA priorities.
Practice Management - Practicie management assistance as well as information on the Medicare program.
Washington Alerts - The latest news out of Washington.
Personnel of the Washington Office include:
Maureen Amos, M.S. Director of Regulatory Quality Affairs
Manuel Bonilla, M.S. Director of Congressional and Political Affairs
Mary L. Kuffner, J.D. Associate General Counsel
Jason Hansen Director of State Affairs
Sharon Merrick, M.S., CCS-P Director of Payment and Practice Management
Thomas R. Miller, Ph.D., M.B.A. Director of Health Policy and Research
Michelle Allen Office Manager
Samia Ayoobi Coding/Payment Specialist
April Cheek, M.B.A. Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President
Grant Couch Federal Affairs Associate
Pat Daly Grassroots Program Administrator
Maya D. Grassi, J.D. Staff Counsel
Nancy Inglis Executive Assistant
Doug Leigh Legal Assistant
Lisa Pearlstein, J.D. Pain Medicine and Regulatory Lobbyist
Erin Philp, J.D. State Affairs Associate
Michelle Mathy PAC Political Coordinator
Bryan Shuy Manager of Governmental and Political Outreach
ASA Washington Office
1501 M Street, N.W. Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 289-2222