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MSA Anesthesia Record

The MSA Publications Committee prepares the MSA Newsletter to keep members in the loop on upcoming events, member highlights, state legislation, and committee initiatives. 

2021 Year in Review


Report of Counsel

Covering the latest updates regarding civil liability immunity, out-of-network surprise billing, payments for OON providers under NSA, factors for arbirators to consider, and OON required notice to patients.

Legislative Updates

MSA’s two pieces of priority legislation were in the Joint Committee on Public Health. The Committee sent HB2356 - An Act relative to anesthesiologist assistants to a study and gave an extension order to HB2241 - An Act relative to health care transparency. Also discussed in this article is Joint Rule 10 and the Covid-19 Spending Bill. 

Editor's Welcome

It's happening at many levels, in many places, and all around us. We all have changed many aspects of our lives in the last couple of years. Some are for the better, some are temporary while others are forever. We are bringing an exciting change to our newsletter format...

Featured Hospital

Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Eastern Mass Surgery Center, New England Surgical Suites, Shields ASC & Atlantic Anesthesia, PC. Practice Management and the Challenges of Running a Successful Private Anesthesia Group in 2022 and Beyond.

President's Report

The Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA) had a busy year in 2021. We saw the ups and downs of case volumes as COVID-19 surged and retreated. One of our own, Beverly Philip, MD, successfully served as ASA President...

Featured Article

COVID-19 in Massachusetts: Through the Looking Glass 

In early 2020, breaking news came out of China about the rare new SARS-CoV-2 virus. We could not anticipate the havoc it was about to wreak on our daily lives, friends and families, economy, and of course our work as anesthesiologists...

Committee on Resident & Fellow Affairs (CORFA) Update

Hello from MSA Committee on Resident and Fellow Affairs (CORFA)! We are an elected group of resident representatives of the anesthesiology state training programs. We work on behalf of all Massachusetts residents and fellows regarding state and national issues affecting future anesthesiologists. As advocates...

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