Quality Management - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Quality and Regulatory Affairs (QRA) supports members in a variety of quality management topics and issues that include regulatory (non-payment) compliance, quality reporting, quality measurement and patient safety. Below are several links to regulatory information, practice guidelines, quality reporting, committee work products and billing and coding information.  

Quality Management & Departmental Administration (QMDA) Regulatory Toolkit
This resource was created by QMDA and contains documents and guidelines for ensuring practice compliance with various regulations, policies, guidelines and standards.

ASA Committee Work Products
Several ASA Committees publish work products on a number of topics and issues for member reference. 

ASA Standards, Guidelines and Related Resources
All approved statements, guidelines, standards and other practice parameters are publicly available on the ASA website. 

Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) 
The Anesthesia Quality Institute assisting members with capturing and reporting data to a registry for local quality improvement activities or to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) pathway of the Quality Payment Program.   

Payment and Practice Management
ASA Department of Payment and Practice Management provides a wide range of materials, including information regarding payment, billing and coding for anesthesiology services through Medicare and private insurance payers.

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