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

2014 ASA Legislative Conference

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FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

March 18, 2014

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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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Call Today: Urge Your Lawmaker to Co-sign the Anesthesiology Medicare Payment Letter

Chicago — (May 12, 2010) 

Four key members of the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking support from their colleagues for a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services requesting a review of the accuracy of Medicare’s payments for anesthesia services.

Representatives Gene Green (TX), Sue Myrick (NC), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX) and Leonard Lance (NJ) have authored a bipartisan letter asking Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to use the authority granted her under Section 3134 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) -- a provision known as “Misvalued Codes Under the Physician Fee Schedule - to review Medicare payments for anesthesia services as possibly misvalued or undervalued.  The authors are seeking cosignatories. 

Talking points and call instructions are available online.  Please call your U.S. Representative today!

Text of the "Green, Myrick, Johnson, Lance letter"

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS

Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 50,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring that physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during, and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care that every patient deserves.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.org. To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit asahq.org/WhenSecondsCount. Join the ANESTHESIOLOGYTM 2013 social conversation today. Like ASA on Facebook, follow ASALifeline on Twitter and use the hashtag #ANES2013.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists
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847-825-5586