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

2014 ASA Legislative Conference

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

March 28, 2014

FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

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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

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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

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

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Important Rural Pass Through Legislation Introduced

Monday, March 14, 2011

 

On Friday, March 11, Representatives Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and Todd Akin (R-MO) introduced H.R. 1044, the “Medicare Access to Rural Anesthesiology Act.”  ASA strongly supports this legislation that would increase rural patients’ access to high quality anesthesia services provided by an anesthesiologist.

Under current Medicare policy, certain small rural hospitals may use Part A funds on a “pass-through” basis to pay for the services of anesthesiologist assistants and nurse anesthetists.  When this policy was created in the 1980s, it did not include a provision that would permit hospitals to use pass-through funds for anesthesiologists.  H.R. 1044 would resolve this oversight and increase patient access to anesthesiology care in medically underserved areas throughout the United States.  

Click here to go to ASA’s webpage dedicated to this Rural Pass-Through legislation.

 

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