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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 and ASA - Two key organizations, one annual invoice
In the next few weeks, you will receive an invoice from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, billing you for 2016 membership dues for both ASA and CSA. You will not receive a separate invoice next spring for CSA dues.
Formally known as "unified billing," this new combined invoice has been in the planning stages for nearly two years. Your CSA Board of Directors believes strongly that unified billing with ASA is in the best interest of CSA as an organization and of you, our members.
To learn more about unified billing and how it will benefit you, please click here.
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Pain doctors: Insurance companies won't cover the alternatives to opioids, Aug 8
Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Article Prompts Debate, Aug 8
Letter to the Editor: Veterans’ access to safe care, June 21
En Espanol: Cedars-Sinai anesthesiology resident Cesar Padilla, MD, discusses epidurals and dispels the myth within the Latino community that they are not safe, May 18
Pain specialists are on front lines in war on opioid abuse, May 18
Don’t be ashamed to receive an epidural during childbirth. Here’s why, May 10
ASA Releases Primer on MACRA Proposed Rule, May2
Effect of Performance Deficiencies on Graduation and Board Certification Rates: A 10-yr Multicenter Study of Anesthesiology Residents, Apr 28
Counterfeit Norco Poisoning Outbreak, Apr 27
House and Senate Appropriations Bills Support ASA Position on VA Nursing Handbook, Apr 22
Opioid Crisis: Scrap Pain as 5th Vital Sign?, Apr 14
ASA Responds to Frequently Asked Questions on the VHA Nursing Handbook, Apr 6
Calif. Law Would Require Oral Surgeons to Be More Open About Anesthesia Risks, Apr 5
F.D.A. Toughens Warning Labels for Some Opioid Painkillers, Mar 24
U.S. Hospitals are Getting Hit by Hackers, Mar 23
Physicians Halt Out-of-Network Legislation in New Hampshire, Mar 22
CDC Releases Final Opioid Guideline for Chronic Pain; Addresses ASA's Concerns about Recommendation on Post-Surgical Pain, Mar 22
Florida Legislature Sends Governor Out-of-Network Payments Legislation, Mar 22
Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Mar 22
Opting Out of the Federal Rule Requiring Physician Supervision Does Not Increase Access to Anesthesia Care, Study Finds, Mar 22
Medicare Part D Prescriber Enrollment Requirements Delayed: Prescribers Must Enroll by August 1, Mar 22
CMS Publishes Results from Second Year Implementation of Value-Based Payment Modifier, Mar 22
CMS explains change to 2016 conversion factors, Mar 22
Safety, Not “Sharing,” Must Guide Visitor Policies for Cesarean Surgery, Jan 20
CRNA Profession at a Crossroads, Jan 19
Is Anesthesia Safe For Children? - Straight Talk MD podcast with Paul Yost, MD, Jan 18
Blood test may predict how quickly patients recover from surgery, Dec 3
AAP endorses statement on researching safety of anesthetic use, Dec 3
Why Did the Medicare Conversion Factor Go Down for 2016 When MACRA Said It Would Go Up by 0.5%?, Dec 3
New Senate VA Bill Includes APRN Provisions that Compromise Patient Safety, Nov 11
How Proposed New Rules Could Change the Anesthesia Care Team, Oct 20