The CSA is the California state component society to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Dual membership with both the CSA and the ASA is required.
With nearly 4000 members, the CSA is the ASA's largest component society. Join the CSA today!
The CSA offers several categories of membership: Active, Affiliate, Resident, Retired, Life and Honorary.
Dues are as follows:
Active-1st year out of Residency or Fellowship-$95
Active-2nd year out of Residency or Fellowship-$450
The CSA's fiscal year begins July 1 and runs through June 30.
"Without unity, anesthesiologists cannot protect the public from those who endeavor to limit patient access to an anesthesiologist's care or compromise patient safety with cost-cutting measures designed by those who stand to profit most."
Linda B. Hertzberg, M.D.
Dual membership with both the CSA and the ASA is required.
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Alphabet Soup: What You Need to Know About PQRS, QCDR, NACOR, CMS, and More
by Linda Hertzberg, MD, et al.
Many members have approached the CSA with questions about how to comply with PQRS reporting requirements, and how to use a data registry to report. To say that this is not simple would be an understatement.
The following article by ASA staffers Matthew Popovich, PhD, and Sharon Merrick, MS, CCS-P, is reprinted from the January 2015 ASA Newsletter and should clarify this process for you. This is not the complete article; only the portion dealing with PQRS reporting is published below...
Upcoming CME Meetings
Jan 30 - Jan 31, 2015
CSA 2015 Winter Board of Directors Meeting
Mar 20 - Mar 21, 2015
CSA 2015 Spring Board of Directors Meeting
Apr 16 - Apr 19, 2015
CSA 2015 Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops