CSA Bulletin January 2006

Winter 2006 - Volume 54, Number 4

Editor's Notes
"From 'Atlantis' to Atlanta"
By Stephen Jackson, M.D.

President's Page
"Managing Change" 
By Edgar D. Canada, M.D.

From the CEO
"The Sky Almost Fell—Again: Medicare in 2006" 
By Barbara Baldwin, M.P.H.

Legislative & Practice Affairs

  • "Nursing Board Withdraws CRNA Practice Definition" 
    By David E. Willett, Esq.
  • "The Initiative Process, A Reform Corrupted by Money"
    By William E. Barnaby, Esq.
  • "Grinch Crew Cuts Medi-Cal Provider Pay" 
    By William E. Barnaby III, Esq.
  • "Projected Changes in the Economic Climate of Anesthetic Practice--Questions and Answers and Commentary" 
    By Kenneth Y. Pauker, M.D.

Legislative & Practice Affairs
"The 2005 ASA Annual Meeting" 
By R. Lawrence Sullivan, Jr., M.D.

Physicians Cry Foul!
"The Feds Want to Link P4P to Medicare Payment Update"
By Kenneth Y. Pauker, M.D.

Tips from the Top
"Post Partum Headache"
By Mark I. Zakowski, M.D.

CSA District Director Reports

Laughing Gas
"Gaseous Planet: The Paris Hilton Rules"
By Harrison Chow, M.D., M.S.

Babeling About Drugs
By Stephen G. Pauker, M.D.

Quality vs. Quantity of Patient Contact & Improving Communication with Our Patients
By J. Antonio Aldrete, M.D., M.S.

Letters to the CSA

Pain Management and End-of-Life Care CME Program: Module 8
"Rehabilitation in Pain Management"
By Quynh Pham, M.D.

Arthur E. Guedel Memorial Anesthesia Center
"Fifty Years Later"
By Merlin Larson, M.D.

California & National News

State of the Evidence
"What is the Connection Between the Environment and Breast Cancer?"
Excerpts from the Publication of the Breast Cancer Fund

Future Meetings

New CSA Members

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