Is anything changing in the business world of anesthesia? The better question might be: is there anything not changing?! Consolidation of anesthesia group practices, changes in ownership and employment relationships, managed care and bundled payment methodologies, and the Perioperative Surgical Home model of care are just a few of today’s hot topics. How does ASA manage to keep track of what’s going on so that it can best serve the needs of its membership?

For many years, ASA has gathered information on the physician membership of the Society. However, ASA has remarkably little data about the anesthesia practices in which our physician members spend their professional lives. But now, all of that is changing. Earlier this year, the Committee on Large Group Practice, working with the Committee on Membership and the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI), created a practice demographic...

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