ASA Department of Quality and Regulatory Affairs (QRA) is based out of the ASA Washington, D.C. office. QRA’s mission is to direct and advance the interests of anesthesiologists in professional standards, performance outcomes, quality assurance and regulatory affairs as they intersect with quality initiatives.
Accreditation and Regulation Toolkit
ASA Committee on Quality Management & Departmental Administration (QMDA) created these materials to assist practices in developing local policies and procedures and complying with various federal regulations and accreditation organization requirements. Materials include, but are not limited to, department administration, safety culture, distractions and fatigue, physician re-entry to practice and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) hospital interpretive guidelines.
Quality Reporting Programs
Physician anesthesiologist 2018 Medicare payments are still impacted by their 2016 performance in quality programs that were retired under MACRA.