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No evidence shows that nurse anesthetist care is as safe as physician-led anesthesia care
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‘Show Me Healthy Babies’ Heard in Committee
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MSA Past President Steve Smith, MD Appointed to Missouri Center for Patient Safety Board of Directors
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  • No evidence shows that nurse anesthetist care is as safe as physician-led anesthesia care
  • UnitedHealthcare loses appeal of injunction in Medicare Advantage suit
  • Informatics Shows Pain Leads to Repeated Emergency Department Visits
  • Does Anesthesia Need Its Own NTSB?
  • Anesthesiologists Fight AHCA over New Rule

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    Missouri's Principal Voice For Anesthesiologists Welcome to the Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists web site. MSA members are a dynamic group of anesthesiologists dedicated to the betterment of the profession.

    A recent literature review by the Cochrane Collaboration found no scientific evidence that care...

    A federal appeals court Friday rejected UnitedHealthcare’s request to toss out a preliminary injunction...

    The primary culprit in postoperative visits to the emergency department is pain, according to...

    • A recent literature review by the Cochrane Collaboration found no scientific evidence that care provided by a nurse anesthetist is as safe and effective as patient-centered, physician-led anesthesia care, prompting the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA®) to call for further examination to measure patient safety and anesthesia care delivery. The review, “Physician anaesthetists versus non-physician […]

    • A federal appeals court Friday rejected UnitedHealthcare’s request to toss out a preliminary injunction prohibiting the insurance company from dropping doctors from its Medicare Advantage networks in Connecticut. Instead the judge modified the injunction to give the affected doctors 30 days to file for arbitration contesting their removal. The lawsuit was filed by the Fairfield County Medical Association […]

    • The primary culprit in postoperative visits to the emergency department is pain, according to a recent analysis by North Carolina researchers who used medical informatics to identify and improve shortcomings in patient care. “There’s a lot in the news lately about improving health care outcomes,” said Dinesh J. Kurian, MD, a resident at Duke University […]

    • San Francisco—When disaster strikes the aviation industry, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)—an independent federal agency—is there to investigate the accident and disseminate subsequent recommendations. Is there room for such an agency in health care? A group of experts discussed the issue during a special symposium at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2013 annual meeting, […]

    • The Florida Society of Anesthesiologists this week filed a legal challenge against the state Agency for Health Care Administration because of a new proposal dealing with anesthesiology services in ambulatory surgical centers. The challenge, which will go before an administrative law judge, argues that AHCA overstepped its legal authority in drawing up a proposed rule. At […]

    • The Proposed Rule for the 2015 Medicare Fee Schedule includes numerous changes and updates affecting anesthesiologists and pain physicians, according to an Anesthesia Business Consultantsblog post. Key proposed changes include:•    CMS proposes revising the definition of “screening colonoscopy” to bring anesthesia provided in conjunction with the service within the scope of the provision that Medicare Part B […]

    • Three Republican candidates running for a vacant State Senate seat in St. Charles, MO recently squared off in a debate sponsored by the Missouri Times. Former State Representative and congressional candidate Bob Onder, M.D. (R-Lake St. Louis) was recently reported by the Missouri Times and Missouri Scout to be the front runner for the August […]

    • New Learning Requirement to Maintain Certifications Called Costly, Irrelevant The medical community is embroiled in a bitter debate about what board-certified physicians should be required to do to prove that their knowledge and skills are up-to-date. Besides holding a state medical license, about 75% of U.S. doctors are certified by 24 privately run boards, signifying […]

    • Robert E. Johnstone, MD “Top 10” lists are popular. Read a magazine, watch television or take to the Internet and you’ll find them everywhere: The Top 10 places to retire, the 10 best wines under $10, the 10 sexiest movie stars. Even this magazine produces them. Find in the January issue, “The 10 most-viewed articles […]

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