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Congratulations to our MSA member, Dr. Faye M. Evans, Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.
She is set to receive the 2022 Nicholas M. Greene, M.D. Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution Award at ANESTHESILOGY 2022 in New Orleans. She is truly committed to serving the impoverished communities through healthcare and education. We are grateful for her genuine heart and support of the anesthesia profession.
The MSA congratulates Yuan-Chi Lin, MD, FASA, Director, Acupuncture Services, Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital; Associate Professor of Anesthesia (Pediatrics), Harvard Medical School! His application to become a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (FASA®) was approved in April 2022. Thank you for your support and participation in this valuable member program.
The latest issue of the MSA Anesthesia Record is now available for viewing online. This issue includes reflections and updates from the MSA advocacy efforts, legislation, and much more!
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The MSA congratulates Mamatha Kadiyala, MD, FASA, Director of Thoracic Anesthesia at University of Massachusetts Medical School! Her application to become a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (FASA®) was approved in March 2022. Thank you for your support and participation in this valuable member program.
Governor Baker released his long awaited health care bill. This closely mirrors the bill he filed last session.
The Governor’s office has said the bill is divided up into three major parts..
Attached is a fact sheet on the bill. We did want to highlight that the bill establishes a default payment rate of reimbursement that carriers must pay to out-of-network providers for unforeseen OON services, effectively removing the patient from the payment dispute. The proposed default rate is consistent with EOHHS’ 2021 Out-Of-Network Recommended Rate Report and the “Qualifying Payment Amount” in the federal No Surprises Act.
The Governor said that there has been "a lot of back and forth" between his administration and top legislative leaders on the issues addressed in his bill, which makes him hopeful that something can get done before the end of the formal legislative session on July 31. We will closely monitor this and keep MSA members updated.
On Saturday, Gov. Baker approved much of the COVID-19 spending bill including:
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts today officially declared Jan. 30-Feb. 5 Physician Anesthesiologist Week through a proclamation put forward by Gov. Charles D. Baker.
Physician anesthesiologists are recognized leaders who are committed to high quality and safe patient care, educating patients on anesthesia safety, and reducing risks of complications before, during, and after surgery.
Physician Anesthesiologist Week, celebrated every year by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, recognizes the profession and its contributions to health care. Throughout the week, members will meet with policymakers highlighting key issues, including the importance of patient-centered, physician-led anesthesia care, connect with local media, and share members’ accomplishments and objectives around patient care and patient advocacy on social media platforms.
The Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiology (MSA) is a statewide organization invested in advancing progress, seeking the betterment of physicians, and to uphold and promote the principles and purposes of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Throughout the week, anesthesiologists will participate in various activities and work to raise awareness of the profession.
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