>

MEETINGS / EVENTS

RSS

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

2014 ASA Legislative Conference

>

FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

April 21, 2014

Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates

Summary:

Lidocaine HCI Injection USP by Hospira Recall Visible Particulates

April 18, 2014

Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates

Summary:

Propofol Injectable Emulsion USP by Hospira Recall Visible Particulates

April 18, 2014

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

Summary:

FDA MedWatch Class I Recall 4 18 14

>

ASA FEATURED PRODUCT

Add this product to your shopping cart

Anesthesiology Continuing Education (ACE) Program

SKU: 30702-14CE

... Read more »

Single Copies, Member Price: $360

Congress Adjourns: November 30th SGR Cut Still Pending

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ASA joined sixty-six physician groups in a letter calling on Congress to take action on the looming Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cuts. On November 30th, Medicare will cut payment rates by 23% and another 6.5% cut will occur January 1, 2011, unless action is taken.

The House and Senate  adjourned yesterday evening , and will not return to session until after the November 2nd Election Day  A “lame-duck” session is expected to begin on November 15th.  It is during this session that the SGR issue will need to be addressed.

The physician community letter calls for a statutory payment update that lasts at least through the end of 2011. This will provide time for Congress and physician groups to develop a long term approach to repealing the flawed SGR formula.

ASA supports full repeal of the SGR with replacement by a mechanism that accurately reflects the costs of providing care.  Short of full repeal, ASA supports proposals that 1) provide for appropriate payment updates; 2) do not exacerbate projected future payment cuts; and 3) begin to address the magnitude of the projected payment cuts – the “SGR debt.”

Read the entire letter the ASA signed here.

« Back to Washington Alerts