ASA's Advocacy Office is located in Washington, D.C. It monitors and engages in advocacy with respect to federal and state legislative, quality and regulatory activities affecting the practice of medicine by the Society's members. Further, it is responsible for providing Practice Management assistance and advice for the membership, principally with respect to the Medicare program but also with respect to all "business" aspects of the delivery of anesthesia care. The American Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee (ASAPAC), a separate segregated fund of the Society, is also administered in the Washington Office, as are the Society's internal legal affairs and maintenance of relations with outside legal counsel.
With the exception of federal regulatory materials related to Medicare reimbursement, materials related to federal and state legislation and regulations can be found on this site and are listed on the Index. Regulatory materials related to Medicare reimbursement can be found and are indexed on the Practice Management site.
VA's Office of Nursing Services' Proposed VHA Nursing Handbook
Medicare Payments and Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Formula
ASAPAC (Members Only)
Contact ASA in Washington