Quality Improvement - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

ASA Department of Quality and Regulatory Affairs (QRA) is based out of the ASA Washington, D.C. office. QRA’s mission is to direct and advance the interests of anesthesiologists in professional standards, performance outcomes, quality assurance and regulatory affairs as they intersect with quality initiatives.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Submit Comments on Draft Ambulatory Measures
Comment on measures developed by ASA and SAMBA through September 26. 

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.

  • Culture of Safety Materials
  • Distractions and Fatigue Questions
  • Guide to Anesthesia Department Administration 
  • Hospital Interpretive Guidelines
  • Joint Commission Resources and Tools
  • Physician Re-Entry to Practice
  • WHO Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection

Quality Management Resources 
QRA supports members in a variety of quality management activities that include quality improvement, reporting and measurement initiatives for anesthesiologists.

Quality Reporting Programs
Physician anesthesiologist 2018 Medicare payments are still impacted by their 2016 performance in quality programs that were retired under MACRA.

QRA's answers to frequently asked questions about quality and regulatory affairs in anesthesia.

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Compilation of links and materials that address and inform upon common questions and current topics.

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