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Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Calls on Health Care Systems to Make Systemic Changes to Stop Medical Errors: Criminalization Not the Answer

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), released a statement on the criminalization of medical errors with a call to action to all health care systems and...
26-May-2022 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In Latest Twist … Government Requests Texas Court Place “Hold” on Its Surprise Billing Appeal

ACEP, ACR and ASA are encouraged by the federal government’s request for a “hold” on its appeal of a Texas federal court ruling vacating parts of the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process in the Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule.
5-May-2022 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ACEP, ACR and ASA Continue Federal Surprise Billing Implementation Lawsuit as Government Challenges Texas Court Ruling

Three major medical associations will continue to press their federal lawsuit to block implementation of parts of the Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule in the wake of a last-minute government challenge to a Feb. U.S. District Court for the Eastern...
25-Apr-2022 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Dangerous APRN Legislation – Protects Patients in the Badger State

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) commends Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for his leadership and dedication to patient safety demonstrated by his veto of Senate Bill 394 (SB 394), a measure that would have significantly eliminated...
20-Apr-2022 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

MEDIA ALERT: Anesthesia Under Fire: Providing Patient Care in the Ukraine Today Webinar

Hear firsthand from Ukrainian anesthesiologists who will share their experiences of providing patient care in Ukraine today during a webinar designed to raise awareness and build solidarity across the global anesthesia community for anesthesia...
18-Apr-2022 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

After Two Years, It’s Time to Resume Health Screenings and Procedures, Anesthesiologists Advise

CHICAGO – Anesthesiologists who provide anesthesia or sedation for many procedures urge patients to get back on track and schedule your test, screening or surgery as soon as possible, especially because some hospitals and health systems are...
12-Apr-2022 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASA Perioperative Surgical Home Model Saves Hospital $12 Million and Increases Patient Satisfaction

Using the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ (ASA) Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) – a patient-centric, physician-led, team-based model of care – saved a hospital up to $12 million in one year and improved patient satisfaction, according...
29-Mar-2022 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Utah Governor Signs Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant Licensure Bill

Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox signed into law Senate Bill 121, which authorizes certified anesthesiologist assistants (CAAs) to provide anesthesia care in Utah. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Utah Society of Anesthesiologists...
24-Mar-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Our Experts on Newswise

Expert Alert: Anesthesiologist Well-Being Researcher Says National Plan to Improve Clinician Mental Health, Reduce Burnout Promises Real Change

24-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT

Expert alert: Anesthesiologists advocate for patient safety, effective care during IV Contrast Shortage

19-May-2022 2:15 PM EDT

Pain medicine specialists innovate to tackle America’s ongoing opioid epidemic by reducing misuse after surgery

CHICAGO - Drug overdose deaths broke records during 2020, and while the pandemic no doubt contributed, surgery plays an often-overlooked role in America’s ongoing opioid epidemic because many patients continue to use their prescribed opioids...
25-Aug-2021 1:55 PM EDT

Six facts women need to know about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic

Giving birth is stressful enough. Adding a pandemic to the mix has only increased anxiety among today’s moms-to-be.
29-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT

Physician Anesthesiologist Can Discuss Hospital Infection Precautions in the Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

14-Feb-2020 4:35 PM EST

ASA Pain Expert Speaks at Policy Briefing on Drug Shortages, Available for Interviews

4-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST

Expert Alert: ASA Pain and Opioid Expert Can Discuss HHS Pain Task Force Recommendations and Dissemination Plan

8-May-2019 3:40 PM EDT

ASA Pain and Opioid Experts Report Outcomes at Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

15-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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