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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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CMA Asks California Supreme Court to Review Case That Could Have Far-Reaching Implications on Managed Care Contracting and Payment for Out-of-Network Services, Aug 25

What Patients and Families Should Know About Intensive Care After Surgery

American Society of Anesthesiologists Launches National Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative: 41 health care organizations partner to improve patient care, health care delivery and reduce costs

The Problem with 'Pay for Performance' in Medicine, Jul 28

US Supreme Court Schedules Oral Arguments in Case Seeking to Halt FTC Overstep, Jul 22

Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections through Hand Hygiene, Jul 20

Local Physicians Among Those Included in Blue Shield’s SSN Reporting Error

AQI is now a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), Jul 16

ASA Formally Responding to FDA Warning on Injection of Corticosteroids into Epidural Space, Jul 14

Not on Call. Just Finished a Large Glass of Wine. The ER Calls. What to Do?, Jul 11

Orgenesis Signs Agreement With MaSTherCell to Scale Manufacturing of Insulin-Producing Liver Cells to Combat Diabetes, Jul 07

2015 Medicare Payment Proposed Rules Released: Pain Code Cuts Reversed, Jul 07

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Review the CMS Fact Sheet on the Proposed Rule

Realizing Changes in Health Care Delivery – New Structures for Providers, More Hand-Holding for Patients, Jul 01

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Put Down That Doughnut! Four Tips for Not Getting Burned by the Sunshine Act by Keith Chamberlin, MD, MBA

Politicians are worried. Government is worried. Even your mother will be worried. Who is paying you off? Are you being influenced to prescribe something because a company gave you a gift? What research of yours has been tainted because the manufacturer of whatever it is you are researching paid you?? Transparency!! That is one of our new watchwords for everything both medical and financial. And the Sunshine Act mandates this transparency... 

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Upcoming CME Meetings

Sep 12 - Sep 13, 2014
CSA 2014 Fall Board of Directors Meeting

Oct 27 - Oct 31, 2014
CSA 2014 Fall Anesthesia Conference

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CSA 2015 Winter Anesthesia Conference

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