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ASA supports maintenance of anesthesiologists' hardship exemption and seeks improvements to the EHR Incentive Program
In a formal response to an Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology request for information on interoperability and health information exchange, ASA urged ONC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to maintain the Electronic Health Records hardship exemption for anesthesiologists - a change ASA successfully advocated for in the past. ASA also urged ONC and CMS to provide additional exemptions to specific meaningful use criteria. Learn more

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ICD-10 Transition
During a National Provider Call, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) noted their intention to hold firm to the October 1, 2014 transition to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition Diagnosis and Procedure Codes (ICD-10-CM/PCS). Read more.

Call for special issue papers in Anesthesiology
In January 2014, Anesthesiology will publish its special medical education-themed issue. The journal is currently accepting manuscripts presenting original research, reviews and methodologies and strategies related to the education of medical students, residents, fellows and practitioners for this issue. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2013.

Check out what's new in the ASA Education Center
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There's still time to register for ASA Legislative Conference
Don't miss the premier grassroots advocacy conference - the ASA Legislative Conference , April 29 - May 1, 2013, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. Hear Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, CMS Director and Chief Medical Officer Patrick Conway, M.D. and Senior FDA Official Captain Valerie Jensen provide insight on health care regulation, the status of drug shortages, and much more at the 2013 ASA Legislative Conference. Register now through your state component society.

PPAI enhanced with new Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in the Pediatric Population module
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Keep up to date on hot clinical topics in anesthesiology
ASA Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology , Volume 40, features 21 complete and edited peer-reviewed lectures on hot topics such as: Anesthesia for Craniotomy; Physics in Anesthesiology: Basic Science Review; Update on Cardiac Anesthesia, plus much more. Earn up to 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Purchase yours now.

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