ASA is pleased to present the annual commercial conversion factor survey for 2019. Each summer we survey anesthesiology practices across the country. We ask them to report up to five of their largest managed care (commercial) contracts conversion factors (CF) and the percentage each contract represents of their commercial population, along with some demographic information. Our objectives for the survey are to report to our members the average contractual amounts for the top five contracts and to present a view of regional trends in commercial contracting.

Based on the 2019 ASA commercial conversion factor survey results, the national average commercial conversion factor was $77.01, ranging between $73.79 and $80.76 for the five contracts. The national median slightly increased to $72.00, ranging between $69.00 and $78.00 for the five contracts (Figure 1, Table 1). In the 2018...

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