CSA Bulletin June 2006

Summer 2006 - Volume 55, Number 2

Editor's Notes
"Our Specialty's Survival Is in Your Hands"
By Stephen Jackson, M.D., and Mark Singleton, M.D.

President's Page
"Address to the 2006 CSA House of Delegates by Edgar D. Canada, M.D."

From the CEO
"Weighing In on Workers' Compensation Reforms"
By Barbara Baldwin, M.P.H.

California & National News

Legislative & Practice Affairs

  • "Anesthesia Contracts: 10 Things to Think About"
    By Phillip Goldberg, Esq.
  • "CAPG's Proposal for a New Definition of 'Reasonable Fees'"
    By David Willett, Esq.
  • "Medi-Cal Reimbursement: A Historical Flatline"
    By William E. Barnaby, Esq.

ASA Legislative Conference 2006
By R. Lawrence Sullivan, Jr., M.D.

A History of RBRVS as a Perspective on P4P
"Part II of III: Anesthesia Time, Cross-Links, and the Derivation of the Initial Anesthesia Conversion Factor"
By Kenneth Y. Pauker, M.D.

Stay Off the Sidelines
By J. Kent Garman, M.D., M.S.

Rental Networks (Some of Which Are Silent PPOs)
"A Hidden Link of Managed Care"
By Susan Hansen, M.D.

District Director Reports
From CSA Board Meeting on April 1, 2006

Pain Management and End-of-Life Care CME Program: Module 10
"Improving Patient Safety for Pain Blocks: Lessons Learned from Medical Malpractice Claims Reviews" 
By Ann Lofsky, M.D.

Arthur E. Guedel Memorial Anesthesia Center
"Treasures of the Mingun Pagoda"
By Merlin Larson, M.D.

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