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American Society of Anesthesiologists welcomes improvements to No Surprises Act IDR process

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) commends the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for taking positive steps towards returning balance to the independent dispute resolution (IDR) process of the No Surprises Act (NSA) through...
1-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Welcomes Vince Loffredo, Ed.D., as Chief Learning Officer

In a strategic move, ASA has hired Vince Loffredo, Ed.D., as its new Chief Learning Officer, where he will oversee the Education, Meetings, and Publications departments, as well as serve as a vital member of ASA’s CEO team.
22-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

ASA Endorses New Legislation to Fully Avert Medicare Payment Cuts

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) strongly endorses H.R. 6683, legislation that would block a more than 3% Medicare payment cut scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2024. ASA supports the immediate passage of this legislation this...
11-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

More than 50 Lawmakers Join Legislative Effort to Ensure Safe Anesthesia Care for Veterans

Today, H.R. 3347, the Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act reached a milestone of more than 50 bipartisan cosponsors. This ASA-supported bill would prohibit the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from removing...
13-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Anesthesiologists Burnout Increased Significantly in Two Years Since Onset of COVID-19 Pandemic, Study Finds

Anesthesiologists are experiencing unprecedented levels of workplace stress, according to a study assessing burnout levels since early 2020 published today in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists...
6-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Final 2024 Medicare Physician Payment Rule Negatively Impacts Anesthesia Groups, Harms Patient Access to Surgical Care

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) calls on Congress to block a 3.27% Medicare payment cut to anesthesiologists and other physicians included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule...
2-Nov-2023 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Selects James P. Rathmell, M.D., MBA, as Editor in Chief of Anesthesiology Following Global Search

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is pleased to announce that James P. Rathmell, M.D., MBA, has been selected as editor in chief of Anesthesiology, ASA’s peer-reviewed medical journal. Dr. Rathmell has served as executive editor for...
23-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patrick Giam, M.D., FASA, Elected First Vice President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Patrick Giam, M.D., FASA, was today elected as first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the nation’s largest organization of physician anesthesiologists. Dr. Giam was elected by the House of Delegates at the...
18-Oct-2023 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific professional society with more than 56,000 members organized to advance the medical practice of anesthesiology and secure its future. ASA is committed to ensuring anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of all patients before, during and after surgery. ASA members also lead the care of critically ill patients in intensive care units, as well as treat pain in both acute and chronic settings.

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