Legislative Activity - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Congress: This page serves as a one stop resource on the composition, leadership, and key committees in the 113th (2013-2014) Congress.

Health Care Reform Repeal and Replace: Find a comprehensive timeline of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) .

VHA Nursing Handbook: Read about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' proposal to remove physician-led anesthesia care for Veterans.

Medicare Payments and Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Formula: Find out ASA's legislative priorities in regards to Medicare Payments and information on the SGR formula.   

IPAB Repeal: The non-elected Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) created by PPACA has sweeping powers to mandate added across-the-board or other targeted reductions in Part B payments on top of SGR and sequestration-related cuts.

Rural Pass-Through Legislation: ASA supports legislation that would permit certain eligible rural hospitals to utilize their pass-through status with Part A funding to employ anesthesiologists in addition to already-permitted nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologist assistants.

Truth and Transparency Legislation: The "Truth in Healthcare Marketing Act" is legislation that would decrease ambiguity caused by some health care provider-related advertising, marketing, and degree titles.

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