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ASA Celebrates Passage of David Scott Amendment that Ensures Physician-led Anesthesia Care for Veterans

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) applauds Congressional passage of the amendment by U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-GA-13) that ensures the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to provide safe, high-quality anesthesia care for...
22-Jul-2022 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Medicare Fee Schedule Rule Further Illustrates a Broken Payment System

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced its opposition to additional Medicare payment cuts included in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2023 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). Within the fee schedule, CMS proposed...
8-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reduce Carbon Footprint from Inhaled Anesthesia with New Guidance Published

New guidance published today in Anaesthesia provides actionable steps to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from inhaled anesthetics, particularly desflurane, which is commonly used in general anesthesia, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas).
22-Jun-2022 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Drugs with High Abuse Potential More Likely to Be Approved, Go to Market to Treat Pain

CHICAGO – “Despite the prevalence and societal costs of pain in the United States, investment in pain medication development is low, due in part to poor understanding of the probability of successful development of such medications,” said the...
21-Jun-2022 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Welcomes Medtronic as Industry Supporter for Eighth Year

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology, as an ASA Industry Supporter for the eighth year, supporting the work of the Society and physician anesthesiologists to improve patient...
8-Jun-2022 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Americans More Likely to Seek Surgical Care During a Pandemic if They and Hospital Staff are Vaccinated

Americans are more likely to have surgery during a pandemic such as COVID-19 if they are vaccinated, the hospital staff are vaccinated, the surgery is urgent or lifesaving (as opposed to elective), and the surgery is outpatient (i.e., not requiring...
31-May-2022 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Calls for Removal of Divisive Anti-Physician Goal from NAM Clinician Well-Being Collaborative Document

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) urges the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) to remove the action item in its Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience document that calls for the removal of physician supervision...
31-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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