With federal and state officials rushing to secure ventilators for patients battling COVIID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, doctors and pharmacists are warning that the supply of drugs needed to place patients on those ventilators is also dwindling.
The ABA has announced that it will waive the requirements for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology®, better known as MOCA®, in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The California Society of Anesthesiologists wants to ensure that our members, their patients, and their families remain safe during this pandemic crisis. In addition to the ASA recommendations*, due to regional conditions and given the significant number of cases here in California, we have the following recommendations.
Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 and after significant discussion and consultation over the last week, CSA leadership has cancelled the Annual Meeting, scheduled for April 2-5 in San Diego.
A survey of anesthesiologists shows that insurers are abruptly terminating physician contracts, forcing many of the specialists out of network.