ASA's Advocacy Division is located in Washington, D.C. It monitors and engages in advocacy with respect to federal and state legislative, regulatory, and quality activities affecting the practice of medicine by the Society's members. Further, it is responsible for providing Practice Management assistance and advice for the membership, principally with respect to the Medicare program but also with respect to all "business" aspects of the delivery of anesthesia care. The American Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee (ASAPAC), a separate segregated fund of the Society, is also administered in the Washington Office.
Federal Legislative and Regulatory Activities - Information on all of the federal legislative and regulatory activities relating to ASA priorities.
Practice Management - Practice management assistance as well as information on the Medicare program.
Washington Alerts - The latest news out of Washington.
Personnel of the Advocacy Division include:
Manuel Bonilla, M.S. Chief Advocacy Officer
Senior Advocacy Administrative and IT Assistant
Senior Advocacy Administrative Assistant
Advocacy Operations Manager
Congressional and Political Affairs
Director of Congressional and Political Affairs
Congressional and Political Affairs Coordinator
Senior Governmental and Political Outreach Manager
Lisa Pearlstein, J.D.
Senior Pain Medicine and Federal Affairs Manager
Grassroots Program Administrator
Federal Affairs Associate
Payment and Practice Management
Sharon Merrick, M.S., CCS-P
Director of Payment and Practice Management
Senior Coding and Payment Specialist
Public Relations (located in Schaumburg, IL)
Director of Public Relations
Senior Public Relations Manager
Public Relations Associate
Jason Hansen, J.D.
Director of State Affairs
Erin Philp, M.A., J.D.
Senior State Affairs Associate
State Affairs Associate
Additional staff in the Washington, D.C. office include:
April Cheek, M.B.A.
Senior Governance Support Associate
Health Policy Research
Senior Health Policy Analyst
Office of Legal Counsel
Maya D. Grassi, J.D.
Associate General Council
Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Quality and Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Contact ASA in Washington
ASA Washington, D.C. Office
1501 M Street, N.W. Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 289-2222