WHAT WE DO
To advance and further patient safety and the practice of anesthesiology in Illinois through education, representation and advocacy of the Illinois anesthesiologist.
ILLINOIS VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN
94% want a physician led team administering anesthesia for their family (only 4% want a nurse anesthetist without physician supervision).
64% oppose Illinois legislation permiting nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia & respond to anesthesia emergencies without the involvement of a physician.
The Legislative Journey to Independence Practice
ISA believes that only physicians have the clinical expertise and training to exercise independent medical judgment.
LEGISLATION TO LICENSE ANESTHESIOLOGIST ASSISTANTS: HB3205
With passage of this bill, Illinois will join most states in midwest which already license AAs and will allow AAs from Illinois working in other states to return to their home state.
The new avalanche of administrative requirements with ICD10, MACRA, and every other acronym seems overwhelming if not depressing. It’s a great feeling to discover that no anesthesiologist is alone in this modern world. Illinois has an amazing talent pool to meet any challenge. Being a member of ISA helps me feel good about being a physician these days
Lobby Day 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Join us in Springfield as we bring our message that patients in Illinois expect physician-led care.
ISA House of Delegates
ISA new President Ori Gottlieb, MD congratulating Gary Tzeng, MD on his successful year as ISA President.
LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
The Legislative Journey to Independent Practice for APRN Continues... In most other states, Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) already have full practice authority to diagnose, treat, and prescribe. Currently, there are 24 states and the District of Columbia...
HB 2975 would license Anesthesiologist Assistants as part of a physician-led team. New health care delivery system reforms hinge on a team-based approach to patient care. Anesthesiologists have been the leaders by practicing in a team care model for decades....
Background In 1997 congress passed the Balanced Budget Act (BBA), to replace the Medicare Volume Performance Standard (MVPS), in an attempt to rein in the growth in physician expenditure and healthcare costs. The BBA was designed to ensure that the annual increase in...
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