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House votes again to repeal PPACA
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 45, a bill "to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010," by a vote of 229-195. The legislation would repeal PPACA outright. It did not offer a replacement reform. Read more.

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Senate confirms Marilyn Tavenner as CMS administrator
On May 15, 2013, the Senate confirmed Marilyn Tavenner as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by a vote of 91-7. Ms. Tavenner has been serving as acting administrator since late 2011 and is the first confirmed CMS administrator since 2006.

Rep. Harris delivered weekly Republican address, discussed health care and jobs
Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), the first anesthesiologist ever elected to Congress, delivered the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, May 18. He discussed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its effect on jobs.

AQI announces consensus recommendations for Core Measures
Core Measures, the consensus recommendations of the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) and the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group, are now available for download. They were developed in a multi-step review process that included more than 50 anesthesiologists, anesthesia practice managers and information technology vendors. Learn more.

Anesthesiologist installed as president of Tenn. medical association
ASA member Christopher E. Young, M.D. was recently installed as president of the Tennessee Medical Association. Dr. Young specializes in cardiovascular anesthesia and pain management, and is past president of the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists. Learn more about Dr. Young.

ASA member appears on national Fox News program
Committee on Communications member Nina Singh-Radcliff, M.D. appeared in a Fox News segment on May 18 about the surprising caloric differences between meals at full-service restaurants and fast-food restaurants.


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PPAI enhanced with new Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in the Pediatric Population module
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