CSA News

Newsom signs bill rewriting California employment law, limiting use of independent contractors

California businesses will soon face new limits in their use of independent contractors under a closely watched proposal signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday

AB 5 Exempts Physicians - But Proceed with Caution

Although AB 5 creates an exemption for physicians from the more restrictive “ABC” test for worker classification established…in the Dynamex case in April of 2018, this does not mean that a medical practice can engage physicians as independent contractors without potential negative consequences.

Evaluating An Anesthesia Practice

You've found the perfect practice, doing the cases you want to do, living where you want to live, what else do you need to know?

Fight the opioid epidemic with proactive education and care coordination

Too many Americans have been touched by the opioid epidemic, but hopefully that will start to change soon. Physicians can fight back against this epidemic and save countless lives in the months and years ahead thanks to a heightened awareness among patients and caregivers about the risks, a firm commitment by the medical community to increase adoption of non-opioid pain management options and better coordination across the patient care continuum.

California Ambulatory Surgery Association debuts opioid use toolkit

The toolkit was developed with help from the California Society of Anesthesiologists and includes information for both patients and physicians on pain management, including posters, brochures and videos outlining safe opioid use and prescribing. Information for the materials was derived from policies and research from the American Medical Association, the CDC and HHS.