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Oct 17, 2000, 01:00 ET

Mayor Proclaims Neil Swissman Day for ASA's New President

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Wednesday is officially Neil Swissman Day in Las Vegas as proclaimed by Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman...

Jun 27, 2000, 01:00 ET

American Society of Anesthesiologists: Study Shows Fewer Seniors' Deaths When Anesthesiologists Supervise Anesthesia Care

PARK RIDGE, Ill., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of new and compelling scientific data published today, the American Society of...

Jun 08, 2000, 01:00 ET

American Society of Anesthesiologists: Senate Hearing Proves Medicare Patients are Safest When an Anesthesiologist is Involved

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH), heard on...

Jun 07, 2000, 01:00 ET

States Unite in Opposition to HCFA Proposal on Physician Supervision

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Every state medical society in the country and most major medical specialties representing more than a half...

Mar 22, 2000, 00:00 ET

ASA Reports: Doctors Fight for Seniors' Rights to Keep Safest Anesthesia Care Available

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to halt a Medicare proposal that would eliminate a critical Medicare benefit for all seniors...

Mar 13, 2000, 00:00 ET

ASA Calls for Medicare to Explain Sudden Move to Eliminate Physician Supervision of Nurses

PARK RIDGE, Ill., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than a year, the agency that oversees Medicare has been closely tracking major outcomes...

Feb 01, 2000, 00:00 ET

ASA Urges President, Congress to Focus on Patient Safety

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House and Congress must stay focused on quality medical care and patient safety as they renew...

Nov 22, 1999, 00:00 ET

Anesthesiologists Call for Congressional Inquiry Over Navy Doctor's Removal

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today called for a congressional inquiry into the...

Oct 13, 1999, 01:00 ET

New Guidelines by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Designed To Prevent Office-Surgery Deaths

DALLAS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In an attempt to curb the growing number of patient deaths associated with surgeries in doctors' offices, the...

Apr 21, 1999, 01:00 ET

ASA Endorses Senate Bipartisan Bill to Protect Seniors

PARK RIDGE, Ill., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new bipartisan bill designed to protect Medicare patients in hospital and surgical center operating...

Mar 24, 1999, 00:00 ET

Anesthesiologists Warn Herbal Users: Tell Doctor Before Surgery What You're Taking

PARK RIDGE, Ill., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is cautioning those who use herbal medications to...

Feb 10, 1999, 00:00 ET

American Society of Anesthesiologists Responds to New Bipartisan House Bill to Protect Seniors from Medicare Proposal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Congressional bipartisan support is being used to fight a proposal by the Health Care Financing...

Oct 21, 1998, 01:00 ET

Surgical Patients Benefit From Less Strict 'Nothing After Midnight' Rule

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Just how long someone needs to go without eating or drinking before surgery received some new answers...

May 06, 1998, 01:00 ET

Children Exposed to Second-Hand Smoke at Greater Risk During Surgery

PARK RIDGE, Ill., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, medical researchers have established a clear link between second-hand tobacco smoke...

Apr 20, 1998, 01:00 ET

Thousands Demand Medicare Maintain Safe Anesthesia Care

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), the federal agency that oversees Medicare, has received...

Apr 08, 1998, 01:00 ET

Bills in Senate and House Support Keeping Doctor Oversight of Nurse Anesthetists

WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives seeking to maintain...

Feb 05, 1998, 00:00 ET

Overwhelming Majority of Seniors Reject Medicare Proposal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a nationwide survey released today indicate that an overwhelming majority of senior citizens want...

Jan 16, 1998, 00:00 ET

Medicare/Medicaid Agency's Proposal Places Patients at Risk, Says American Society of Anesthesiologists

CHICAGO, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that may seriously endanger the anesthesia care of millions of Americans under Medicare or Medicaid,...