American Society of Anesthesiologists - ASA MACRA Advocacy

Since the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 was first passed and the Proposed Rule published, ASA has consistently advocated, both legislatively and with regard to regulations for its members on this complex Medicare payment and quality reform initiative. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) routinely publish Requests for Information and additional Federal Regulatory Rules that affect participants of the program. Below is a comprehensive list of ASA’s positions on important issues.

MACRA Advocacy Updates:
Final Rule Comments:
MIPS Related Comments Following Implementation:
APM Related Comments Following Implementation:
Proposed Rule Comments: 

ASA has been advocating strongly for our members since before the MACRA regulations were even published. Below are several positions ASA took during the early discussions of the program.  

ASA continues to monitor legislation and regulatory proposals related to how MACRA will impact anesthesiologists and their practices. Please send your questions to