Education & Publications

ASA members receive information on the Quality Payment Program through the MACRA Memo, Payment and Practice Management's Timely Topics, and the ASA Monitor.

MACRA Memo Archive

Read the latest information on payment reform and how to navigate in the world of MACRA.

ASA Timely Topics in Payment and Practice Management

The ASA Department of Payment and Practice Management publishes information on recent regulatory and payment topics that may affect your practice.

Patient Satisfaction with Anesthesia White Paper

This white paper, developed by the ASA Committee on Performance and Outcomes Measurement, evaluates existing survey options for anesthesiology practices and identifies patient satisfaction measures that can be reported under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act's (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP).  

2019 ASA Monitor articles

NACOR Delivers Value Beyond Government Reporting
Patrick Reilly

NACOR Data Plays Key Role in Academic Research
Patrick Reilly

2018 ASA Monitor articles

The Case for Quality Measures: Process Realities vs. Policy Distractions
Sheila R. Barnett, M.D., FASA; Leslie Kociemba, M.P.H.

NACOR Helps Practices Build Quality Improvement Processes
Patrick Reilly

ASA's Quality Concierge 2.0
Patrick Reilly

ASA's Quality Concierge a Tool to Improve Quality
Patrick Reilly

Quality Measures for Pain Management: A Collaborative Effort between ASA and ASRA
Toni Kaye, M.P.H.; Daniel Warren, M.D.

Quality Performance Beyond MIPS
Patrick Reilly

Registry Reporting Beyond Federal Payment Programs
Matthew T. Popovich, Ph.D.; DeLaine Schmitz, M.S.H.L.

MACRA in the Year Ahead: Changes to Quality Performance Beyond MIPS
Leslie Kociemba, M.P.H.; Matthew T. Popovich, Ph.D.

2017 ASA Monitor articles

Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of MACRA, MIPS and APMs: Essentials for Anesthesiologists
Karen B. Domino, M.D., M.P.H.; and James M. Moore, M.D.

MACRA Reporting: How to Succeed
Karen B. Domino, M.D., M.P.H.; Michael B. Simon, M.D., M.B.A.; and DeLaine Schmitz, MSHL

Improvement Activities Under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System
Richard P. Dutton, M.D., M.B.A.; and Teodora Orhideea Nicolescu, M.D., M.B.A., H.C.M.

MACRA’s Second Birthday: The Terrible Twos?
Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D.

Anesthesia Quality Institute Update: A Successful 2016 and Plans for 2017
DeLaine Schmitz, MSHL; and Leslie Kociemba, M.P.H.

Quality Management and APMs
Roseanne Fischoff, M.P.P.; and Zach Hochstetler, M.P.P., M.B.A.

Registry Reporting: Managing the Reporting Process in Your Practice
Annette Antos; Benjamin Westlake; and Matthew T. Popovich, Ph.D.

Pain for Physicians: Reporting MIPS Quality Measures for Pain Medicine
Matthew T. Popovich, Ph.D.

Preparing for MACRA: Final Rule Fast Facts
Emily Richardson, M.D.

2016 ASA Monitor articles

The MACRA Maelstrom: Beginning to Unpack the Payment Milieu
Matthew T. Popovich, Ph.D.; and Sharon K. Merrick, M.S., CCS-P

Ensuring Success in a Shifting Marketplace
Paul Pomerantz

2015 ASA Monitor articles

An Update on the Division of Professional Affairs MACRA Strategy: Quality Reporting and Contribution to Savings
Stanley W. Stead, M.D., M.B.A.

Medicare SGR Formula Repeal – What Does This Mean to Me?
J.P. Abenstein, M.S.E.E., M.D.; Sharon K. Merrick, M.S., CCS-P; and Stanley W. Stead, M.D., M.B.A.