ASA Submits Letter to CMS on Hospital Interpretive Guidelines

Chicago — (January 18, 2010) 

ASA, under the leadership of President Alex Hannenberg, M.D., submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today stating ASA’s perspective and concerns in regards to the December 11, 2009 revisions to the hospital interpretive guidelines that impact anesthesia services. For a link to the interpretive guidelines, click here.

ASA’s Letter to CMS on Hospital Interpretive Guidelines


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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