CSA Online First

CSA Online First is a weekly blog featuring insights from CSA members themselves.

Edited by Rita Agarwal, MD, FAAP, with contributions from CSA’s Committee on Professional and Public Communications, Online First is a place where knowledge and opinion from any one of our 3200 plus physician-anesthesiologist members can be shared, discussed and deliberated to advance the specialty of anesthesiology, the practice of medicine and society in general.

"Better solutions to difficult problems are usually made when all sides are heard."

Steven Goldfien, MD


Correcting the Effects of AB 72 – Ensuring Network Adequacy and Patient Access

  • Cajina, Vanessa, KP Public Affairs
| Feb 11, 2019

As we closed out 2018, CSA physicians from around the state continued to report difficulties in negotiating or renegotiating their contracts with health plans. Since the passage of AB 72 in 2016, several anesthesia groups have encountered hostile treatment from those health plans who are attempting to use AB 72 as a leverage tool to secure lower reimbursements for anesthesia services across the board.

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