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2014 ASA Legislative Conference



April 21, 2014

Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates


Lidocaine HCI Injection USP by Hospira Recall Visible Particulates

April 18, 2014

Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP by Hospira: Recall - Visible Particulates


Propofol Injectable Emulsion USP by Hospira Recall Visible Particulates

April 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - ARKON Anesthesia Delivery System with Version 2.0 Software by Spacelabs Healthcare: Class I Recall


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CMS Releases 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

On Friday, July 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2012 Medicare physician fee schedule proposed rule.  This proposed rule outlines proposed changes to policies and payment rates for services to be administered on or after January 1, 2012.  ASA members and staff are currently reviewing the proposed rule to see what impact it could have on anesthesia payments. 

The proposed rule assumes the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cut to Medicare physician payments of 29.5 percent that is scheduled to go into effect at the end of the year is not averted. In previous years, Congress has passed a “SGR Fix” to avert SGR cuts.  

The comment period on the proposed rule is open for 60 days.  ASA will be formulating and submitting an official response.   

Click here to read the more than 600-page proposed rule. 



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