American Society of Anesthesiologists - ASA Stop Smoking Initiative

ASA Stop Smoking Initiative

Smoking Cessation Taskforce Video
Task Force Members Rafael Ortega, M.D., and Michael Herzig, M.D., discuss the benefits of becoming a non-smoker.


PQRS #404: Anesthesiology Smoking Abstinence

Physician anesthesiologists play an important role in helping people who smoke to quit – especially on the patient’s procedure day. Beginning in 2016, anesthesiologists are able to report PQRS #404: Anesthesiology Smoking Abstinence as part of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program.

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