ASA's Advocacy Office is located in Washington, D.C. It monitors and engages in advocacy with respect to federal and state legislative, regulatory, and quality 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.
Federal Legislative and Regulatory Activities - Information on all of the federal legislative and regulatory activities relating to ASA priorities.
Practice Management - Practicie management assistance as well as information on the Medicare program.
Washington Alerts - The latest news out of Washington.
Personnel of the Washington Office include:
Manuel Bonilla, M.S. Chief Advocacy Officer
Maureen Amos, M.S. Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Jason Hansen, J.D. Director of State Affairs
Nora Matus Director of Congressional and Political Affairs
Sharon Merrick, M.S., CCS-P Director of Payment and Practice Management
Thomas R. Miller, Ph.D., M.B.A. Director of Health Policy Research
Michelle Allen Office Manager
Samia Ayoobi Coding/Payment Specialist
April Cheek, M.B.A. Senior Government Support Associate
Grant Couch Federal Affairs Associate
Pat Daly Grassroots Program Administrator
Maya D. Grassi, J.D. Staff Counsel
Nick Halzack Health Policy Research Analyst
Nancy Inglis Executive Assistant
Amanda Ledford Quality and Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Doug Leigh Legal Assistant
Michelle Mathy Political Affairs Manager
Carmen McCormick, Special Assistant to the Chief Advocacy Officer
Lisa Pearlstein, J.D. Pain Medicine and Regulatory Lobbyist
Erin Philp, J.D. State Affairs Associate
Matthew Popovich Quality Specialist
Morasa Shaker, Payment and Practice Management Specialist
Bryan Shuy Manager of Governmental and Political Outreach
Dallen Terrell PAC Assistant
ASA Washington Office
1501 M Street, N.W. Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 289-2222