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

2014 ASA Legislative Conference



April 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - ARKON Anesthesia Delivery System with Version 2.0 Software by Spacelabs Healthcare: Class I Recall


FDA MedWatch Class I Recall 4 18 14

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



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Anesthesiology Continuing Education (ACE) Program

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Please Take the Company Model Survey Now

Friday, May 31, 2013

The company model continues to pose a significant problem for practicing anesthesiologists across the country.  In the company model, referring physicians or their practices set up a separate anesthesia company that they own.  The company contracts with or employs anesthesiologists and/or non-physician anesthesia providers, bills for the anesthesia service, and shares in the revenue.  The company model (including variations that result in the transfer of anesthesia fees to referring physicians) threatens the independent practice of anesthesiology and poses real legal and financial risks for anesthesiologists. 

ASA conducted its first member survey on the company model in late 2010.  The Committee on Practice Management has revised the survey and is asking ASA members to fill it out.  It is critical that ASA get updated information on the extent and impact of the company model, in order to provide real evidence to regulatory agencies about the problem. 

Take the survey now and share with your colleagues.

Thank you for your assistance.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Sharon Merrick, MS, CCS-P, director of payment and practice management at s.merrick@asawash.org.

The survey will remain open until June 30, 2013.

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