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Overwhelming Number of Veterans and Citizens Urge VA to Uphold Physician-Led Anesthesia Care to Protect Veterans’ Lives

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is gratified by the overwhelming concern from Veterans, their families, the medical community and concerned citizens about a rule from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that would remove...
13-Jan-2021 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

6 Simple Steps Physician Anesthesiologists Can Lead on to Reduce Older Adults’ Risk of Surgery-related Delirium

A new paper defines the key practical steps that can be taken before, during, and after surgery to reduce patients’ risk of developing delirium and related problems that have long-term implications for brain health. Due to their unique role in...
4-Jan-2021 9:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Commends Congress for Work on Surprise Medical Bills and Medicare Payment Cuts in New Stimulus Bill

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is pleased that a number of ASA’s priorities were addressed in the most recent COVID-19 stimulus bill; some improvements to the final surprise medical bill provisions and partial relief from the...
22-Dec-2020 11:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Early Access to COVID-19 Vaccination Essential for Anesthesia Professionals, ASA Says

With the first round of COVID-19 vaccines being deployed to states across the country, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) advises that anesthesia professionals, and other frontline health care workers, be prioritized to receive early...
15-Dec-2020 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Offer Guidance on Surgery for Post-COVID-19 Infected Patients

A new surgical patient demographic has emerged during COVID-19; patients who have recovered from the virus. To help hospitals, surgeons, anesthesiologists and proceduralists evaluate and schedule essential and elective surgeries for these patients,...
9-Dec-2020 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Proposed Medicare Cuts Threaten Anesthesiology Practices Already Struggling Amid Pandemic

Medicare has finalized a regulation mandating drastic cuts to its payment rates for important health care services, threatening the practices of physician anesthesiologists who have been on the front lines of the battle against the COVID-19...
4-Dec-2020 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Urges Medicare to Keep Physician-led Anesthesia Care to Protect Older Patients and Patients with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a request for information regarding waivers declared during the COVID-19 pandemic, including one that removed physician anesthesiologists from anesthesia care and replaced them...
2-Dec-2020 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Physician Anesthesiologists, Veterans and VA Anesthesia Chiefs Urge VA to Uphold Physician-Led Anesthesia Care to Protect Veterans’ Lives

In response to a recently released rule by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) wants Americans to protect Veterans by asking VA to uphold the national standard of anesthesia care that ensures...
12-Nov-2020 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites


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