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The California Society of Anesthesiologists is a physician organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of the profession of anesthesiology, to fostering excellence through continuing medical education, and to serving as an advocate for anesthesiologists and their patients.

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CSA members at Coast Anesthesia Medical Group provide anesthesia services at O'Connor Hospital, which was part of the Daughters of Charity Health System.

No on Proposition 46, Oct 10

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ASA Thanks CMS for Reversing Pain Code Cuts in Proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Sep 01

Read ASA’s comments to CMS on the proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Review the proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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For Us, Change Has Arrived
by Shawn Lucas, MD

The recent ASA meeting in New Orleans, ANESTHESIOLOGYTM 2014, was an outstanding opportunity to hear leaders from across the United States discuss the future of our specialty. As Drs. Sibert and Chamberlin have written, it is a future with a significant amount of uncertainty, but one absolute certainty … change is coming. Where I practice, at Group Anesthesia Services (GAS), in Los Gatos, Calif., we have been been trying to figure out how to deal with these changes while respecting the values upon which our group was founded: autonomy, ownership, and quality... 

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