January ASA NEWSLETTER now available
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013 will be here in just a few short weeks. In the meantime, look inside the January 2013 ASA NEWSLETTER for expert opinions on such topics as selling your anesthesiology practice, developing a staffing model, incorporating AAs into your practice and what residents need to know about the practice of anesthesiology.
Colleagues and Friends:
A new year brings renewed hope, bold aspirations, innovative plans, fresh resolutions, a rejuvenated spirit and exciting endeavors. Let us take time to rediscover our collective strengths and gear up for brand-new challenges. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your ongoing commitment to ASA. I look forward to our continued work together to advance the specialty of anesthesiology and provide the safest and highest quality care to every patient in 2013 and beyond.
Best wishes to you and your families for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.
John M. Zerwas, M.D.
House approves Senate "cliff" package, President expected to sign
Late yesterday, by a vote of 257-167, the House of Representatives passed the Senate's H.R. 8, the "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012," a package of provisions related to the fiscal cliff. The bill averts the 26.5 percent payment cut to physician payments by continuing the current Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment rates through December 31, 2013. The President is expected to sign the bill shortly. Read more about the bill.
readers - How are we doing?
ASAP, ASA's weekly e-newsletter, was launched in 2009 as a way to consistently keep you updated on Society news, advocacy efforts, educational opportunities and more. We ask that you take a moment to complete this brief survey to let us know how we are doing. Your feedback will be instrumental in helping shape ASAP to better meet your membership communication needs.
Studies highlighted from January issue of Anesthesiology
The Journal Press Release Program highlighted select studies from the January issue of Anesthesiology. Two studies found chronic pain from childbirth is remarkably rare and that the biologic changes after delivery may prevent the development of pain. In a third study, evidence found the NFKB gene could play an important role in helping to determine the survival rate of patients who acquire sepsis.
Make plans to attend PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013
Register now for PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013, January 25-27, in Las Vegas. Learn from leading experts on hot topics such as billing, coding, RACs, CME interpretive guidelines and credentialing issues. Earn up to 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Sedation and Analgesia Training for Non-Anesthesiologists
This updated video presentation is perfect for training staff on the safe administration of sedation and analgesic drugs used to establish a moderate level of sedation. Available in four formats: DVD, Single On-Demand, Organization Download and Group On-Demand. Order now.
Relive the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting with Annual Meeting Highlights
Didn't make it to the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting? Access popular sessions from this year's meeting anytime, anywhere, with the 2012 Annual Meeting Highlights and earn CME credit in the comfort of your own home or office. Available in an easy-to-download format, Highlights can be purchased by session, learning track or as a complete package.
Improve your practice with ASA's PPAI modules
PPAI modules fulfill the case evaluation requirements of Part 4 of MOCA®
as well as help you evaluate and implement improvements in your practice. With several topics to choose from and more debuting this year, there's something for everyone. Take a look at the current offerings and order your module today.
ASA Grassroots Network
Lifeline to Modern Medicine
January 15, 2013
ASA committee nomination deadline
January 25-27, 2013
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013
Pre-Conference: Friday, January 25, 2013
Conference: January 25-27, 2013
ASALifeline January 1, 10:00 a.m. via HootSuite
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