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Legislators aim to curb abuse of pharmaceuticals in Missouri with monitoring program
JEFFERSON CITY — In 2012, Missouri Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph,...
Missouri Senate backs caps on medical malpractice claims
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate on Tuesday gave...
Missouri House endorses lawsuit caps for medical malpractice
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri House is...
Missouri House Approves Measure to Track Prescription Drugs
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House lawmakers gave initial approval...
VIDEO: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program holds public hearing this week
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Lawsuit caps get renewed attention from Republican lawmakers
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly a decade after...
Report: Missouri residents use opioid painkillers high above national average
(KMOV.com) – In the upcoming legislative session, some Missouri...
MSA member Kaylea Boutwell, MD featured on FM NewsTalk
  Kaylea Boutwell, MD a physician anesthesiologist and interventional...
Penalties for Poor Medicare Quality Reporting Start Now
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257,000 Doctors Will Get Medicare Pay Cut For Using Paper Records
More than 250,000 physicians and other health professionals are being notified...
Painkillers Lawsuit Against NFL Dismissed; may be appealed
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former...
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On December 15, the U.S. Senate voted 51-43 to...
Vial Size of Injectable Drugs Affecting Patient Safety and Medication Shortages
The FDA drafted new recommendations regarding the fill size...
New effort for a Missouri Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
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Join your colleagues in Atlanta for PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2015
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ASA Member, Jerome Adams, MD, MPH new Indiana State Health Commissioner
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Anesthesia Complications drop by half in US
(HealthDay News) — Anesthesia-related complications in the United States have...
Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half, Study Finds
SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Anesthesia-related complications...
New Orleans Run For The Warriors honors post-9/11 service members
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Accidental Awareness during Anesthesia may have long-term impact
For many people, undergoing surgery and other procedures that...
NEWS RELEASE: Supreme Court takes another bite out of Missouri tort reforms
With a new ruling that bypasses Missouri’s limit on...
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No evidence shows that nurse anesthetist care is as safe as physician-led anesthesia care
A recent literature review by the Cochrane Collaboration found...
UnitedHealthcare loses appeal of injunction in Medicare Advantage suit
A federal appeals court Friday rejected UnitedHealthcare’s request to...
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2015 Medicare Fee Schedule: 6 Proposed Changes Affecting Anesthesiologists
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Mark your Calendars for the 2014 ASA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA from October 11-15!
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The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has released its...
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On behalf of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, I...
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On Friday, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS-05) and Rep. Emanuel...
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Gov. Heineman vetoes bill to ease restrictions on APRNs
By Martha Stoddard LINCOLN — Nurse practitioners will have...
E. Scott McCord, MD to receive Distinguished Service Award from MSA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mid-Missouri Anesthesiologist E. Scott McCord, M.D....
Indiana Governor Signs Anesthesiologist Assistant Licensure Bill
Newswise — INDIANAPOLIS – (March 25, 2014) Indiana Governor...
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Medical Malpractice bill gets final approval from House
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Allowing Nurses to Administer Anesthesia without Supervision Does Not Save Patients or Taxpayers Money
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Restoring the balance to Missouri’s legal climate
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Caps on medical malpractice lawsuits win OK from Missouri house panel
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Anesthesiologists Balk at Proposal Easing Rules on Physician Supervision...
Anesthesiologists Urged to Reduce Opioid Prescribing
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Surveys repeatedly show patients want physicians in charge of their care
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Show Me Healthy Babies’ Heard in Committee
Representative Jeff Grisamore (R-Lee’s Summit) is sponsoring legislation to...
‘Show Me Healthy Babies’ Heard in Committee
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Outlook for Hospital Anesthesia in 2014
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Pain physicians are voicing frustration and fear for their...
Medicare Auditors Urged to Check Doctors’ Total Billing to Prevent Fraud
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Microsoft Executive to Oversee Health Website
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Missouri must do more to rein in Rx abusers
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Pre-Filed Bill Would Restore Caps On Medical Malpractice Damages
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A Big Win for MSA, a Better Win for Patients
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The Missouri Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants Launches a New Website
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Health Insurance Navigators Announced
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Lydia Conlay, MD, Asserts That Drug Safety Education Is Essential
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Physician liability: When an overdose brings a lawsuit
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Dueling Mo. Senate Bills Would Each Create A Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Study: Drug Monitoring Programs Have Added Benefit of Improving Patient Safety
A new study in Health Affairs found that state prescription drug...
MSA Past President Steve Smith, MD Appointed to Missouri Center for Patient Safety Board of Directors
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NYtimes.com – F.D.A. Likely to Add Limits on Painkillers
Trying to stem the scourge of prescription drug abuse, an...
MSA Members Host Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler in St. Louis
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Prescription Drug Abuse: Diagnosing the Problem & Activating a Solution
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  • Legislators aim to curb abuse of pharmaceuticals in Missouri with monitoring program
  • Missouri Senate backs caps on medical malpractice claims
  • Weekly Legislative Report – February 27, 2015
  • Weekly Legislative Report – February 20, 2015
  • Weekly Legislative Report – March 6, 2015

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    JEFFERSON CITY — In 2012, Missouri Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, vowed to stand on the...

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to legislation that...

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri House is moving forward with a measure...

    • JEFFERSON CITY — In 2012, Missouri Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, vowed to stand on the floor until his legs gave out in opposition of a bill that would establish a statewide program created to track prescribed controlled substances. Three years later, Schaaf spent Wednesday morning on the Senate floor debating a measure that would create such a […]

    • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to legislation that would reinstate caps on monetary awards in medical malpractice lawsuits. Sponsored by Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, the legislation would cap non-economic damages for personal injury claims at $400,000, and cap awards for non-economic catastrophic personal injury and death at $700,000. The […]

    • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri House is moving forward with a measure to limit the amount of noneconomic damages that can be awarded to victims of medical malpractice. The House gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill to reinstate limits on how much juries can award in some types of damages such as […]

    • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — House lawmakers gave initial approval to a bill that would require the state to implement a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to track the prescription and sale of all Schedule II through Schedule IV drugs. Missouri is currently the only state in the nation with no statewide drug-monitoring program, which supporters say […]

    • Newswise — As shortages of lifesaving medicines, including antibiotics, chemotherapy, and cardiovascular drugs continue to plague the United States, a group of health care organizations released a report exploring measures that should be considered to address this ongoing issue. The report summarizes manufacturing, regulatory, and economic issues related to drug shortages, as well as potential […]

    • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly a decade after Missouri last limited some civil lawsuit awards, Republican lawmakers are organizing to reinstate caps overturned by the state’s highest court. Businesses can now face lawsuits with unlimited punitive damages in civil injury lawsuits after the Missouri Supreme Court struck down a $500,000 limit on the awards […]

    • (KMOV.com) – In the upcoming legislative session, some Missouri lawmakers say they’ll push for a prescription drug monitoring program after Express Scripts found that Missouri residents chronically use opioid painkillers at a rate of 36 percent above the national average. 16,000 people died from overdoses on painkilling opioids in 2010 and these drugs cause more […]

    •   Kaylea Boutwell, MD a physician anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist was recently featured on “Allman in the Morning” on 97.1FM NewsTalk radio. Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka) filled in for Jamie Allman while discussing physician-related topics with Dr. Boutwell including scope of practice and interventional pain procedures. Dr. Boutwell mentioned an important topic facing the […]

    • Starting in 2015, the small financial incentives associated with voluntary reporting of pay-for-performance measures under Medicare will turn into potentially significant financial penalties for anesthesiologists who do not meet the new mandatory quality reporting requirements. Since 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offered physicians and other “eligible professionals” (including nurse anesthetists) annual […]

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