ASA Submits Comment Letter to CMS on CY 2010 PFS Final Rule

Chicago — (January 4, 2010) 

ASA submitted a comment letter to CMS in regards to the CY 2010 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. The comments focus on implementation of the teaching rule fix, specifically over the payment policy change allowing CRNAs to received 100% of the allowed amount for working with two student nurse anesthetists in concurrent cases.

ASA comment letter to CMS


Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.

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