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CONFESSIONS OF NEW DELEGATES AT THE ASA HOUSE OF DELEGATES

CONFESSIONS OF NEW DELEGATES AT THE ASA HOUSE OF DELEGATES

The ASA House of Delegates met this past October 22-26. It brought together hundreds of delegates representing eight regions in the nation.  Over the span of five days, I had the opportunity to partake in this gathering of innovative minds as the physician anesthesiologists who function as the primary legislative and governing body of the ASA met in Chicago. 

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NEW APPROACHES TO SUCCESSFUL USES OF PATIENT SURVEYS: A DISCUSSION WITH SURVEY VITALS

NEW APPROACHES TO SUCCESSFUL USES OF PATIENT SURVEYS:  A DISCUSSION WITH SURVEY VITALS

The ISA had a practice management dinner seminar at Carlucci’s Restaurant in Rosemont in August with a discussion on the uses and misuses of patient surveys.   Our lead speaker was Bob Vosburgh, the President and Founder of Survey Vitals, who offers a specialized patient satisfaction survey tool dedicated to anesthesiologists. 

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Advocacy! If you attended the ASA in Chicago in late October, this phrase was utilized continuously. Why get involved, why not let others do the heavy lifting? It was obvious that the leaders of our specialty had a lot of actionable items to deal with. It was also obvious that their decision to raise yearly membership dues came about because of the continuous assault on our practice of medicine by the government, payors, non-physicians, and insurers which could affect the way we practice and cut our reimbursement by 15-20%.

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ISA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

As I reflect upon last weekend’s 2016 ISA Leadership Conference, I am thankful to be a member of our organization.  The ISA continues to provide rich educational experiences at minimal to no cost for its members.  Drs. Torin Shear and Michael Shane continue to develop an amazing conference with excellent, thought-provoking speakers from around the nation.   As a short summary:

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