May 05 - 07 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2014 ASA Legislative Conference



March 28, 2014

FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline


FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

March 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Merit Medical Systems, Custom Procedural Trays/Kits Containing 1 percent Lidocaine HCl Injection, 10mg/mL: Recall - Particulates Found in Hospira supplied Lidocaine


Merit Medical Systems Custom Procedural Trays Kits Recall Particulates Found in Hospira Lidocaine

March 18, 2014

McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care: Recall - Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data


McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care Recall Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data



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ASA Continues Participation in SGR Reform Discussion

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

On June 11, ASA responded to the latest request for additional feedback from the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding their ongoing proposal to repeal and replace the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.

ASA's response built off previous comments that state an important precursor to the development of any form of SGR repeal and replacement is "acknowledgment and remedy" of anesthesiology's "33 percent problem." 

In response to the Committee's questions, ASA also advocated for five years or more of payment stability prior to the implementation of any new system and that a mechanism be created to extend the period if there is "a lack of developed measures or inadequate quality infrastructure."  

ASA remains committed to repealing and replacing the flawed SGR mechanism with a system that more accurately reflects the cost of providing care to Medicare patients. 

Review ASA's June 11 response to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Review ASA's April response.
Review ASA's February response.

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