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

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

More Than 750 Hospitals Face Medicare Crackdown On Patient Injuries

Medicare Could Penalize Local Hospitals

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Fact Sheets: CMS Final Rule to Improve Quality of Care During Hospital Inpatient Stays

Doctor’s Advice: Beware of Observers with Clipboards, Jun 25

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A Love-Hate Relationship with Practice Guidelines

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Durability of Class I American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Clinical Practice Guideline Recommendations

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Evidence-Based Medicine: A Movement in Crisis?

How Brain 'Reboots' Itself to Consciousness After Anesthesia, Jun 18

Study: Recovery of Consciousness is Mediated by a Network of Discrete Metastable Activity States

CMA Objects to Tenet Actions on Anesthesia Services, Jun 17

Doctors Say Tenet Contract Plan Could Hurt Quality of Care, Jun 12

Doctors: Tenet Healthcare May End Some Local Medical Service Contracts, Jun 01

Anthem Blue Cross Wins Appeal Over Children's Hospital Central California Bill, Jun 16

California Court Rules Insurer Payments Should Reflect Value of Care, Jun 16

ASA Urges Accurate Interpretation of ACA NonDiscrimination Provision, Jun 13

Read the full letter submitted to HHS on the provider non-discrimination provisions

CMS Update on ICD-10 Testing, Jun 02

Report Local Drug Shortages to AIRS



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Don't Count on That Exclusive Contract by Keith Chamberlin, MD, MBA

We were warned.
California anesthesiologists should know by now that an exclusive contract to provide anesthesia services doesn’t provide the same level of job security as a tenured professorship or a seat on the Supreme Court. As CSA Legal Counsel Phillip Goldberg, Esq., has reminded us more than once, “hospital administrators have extremely broad discretion in selecting the group to staff the hospital’s anesthesia department...” 

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