June 02, 2021
2021 ASA Conversion Factor Survey
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) invites you to participate in our 19th annual survey of commercial payment rates. As with previous surveys, we will publish the results in the ASA Monitor later this year. While only those questions marked with an asterisk require a response to complete the survey, the optional questions offer insights into critical practice topics that help to inform ASA prioritize its efforts and create new and relevant materials. We would greatly appreciate your help with this update and hope you will complete it in its entirety.
As a reminder, the Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in Health Care issued jointly by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Administration make it possible for us to gather this information as long as certain conditions are met. The most important condition, besides only publishing aggregate statistics, is that the data you provide be AT LEAST THREE MONTHS OLD.
Please provide the following information for your FIVE (5) highest-volume commercial payers (NOT MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OTHER GOVERNMENT PAYERS) based on volume of services provided on an annual basis. If you have fewer than five contracted commercial payers, please enter information for all your commercial payers. AGAIN, PLEASE ENSURE YOUR DATA IS AT LEAST THREE MONTHS OLD.
To assist your participation, we are providing a .pdf of the survey so you can gather the information needed to complete the survey via the Survey Monkey link.
TO OUR PHYSICIAN ANESTHESIOLOGISTS: Please ask your practice manager or billing service to complete this questionnaire. It is important that we receive only one response from each anesthesia group. If responding for multiple groups, please contact us and we can send you a multi-response worksheet to facilitate that collection. We ask that you or your staff complete the survey NO LATER THAN JULY 9, 2021.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sharon Merrick, ASA's Director of Payment and Practice Management a firstname.lastname@example.org.
The survey is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ASACF2021
Thank you for your participation!