Typically, this column covers the What, the Why, or the How of matters related to payment and practice management. In this month's column, we take a look at the Who. Who are the ASA members/leaders that commit such a significant amount of their valuable time to payment and practice management on behalf of ASA and all involved in the medical practice of anesthesiology?

While payment and practice management encompass a large cross section of ASA, two committees are at the forefront of our work: The Committee on Economics (COE) and the Committee on Practice Management (COPM) These are two of the hardest-working committees within the society, and membership in either of them is sought by many via ASA's committee selection processes each year.

The COE is chaired by Christopher Troianos, MD, FASE, FASA. Jonathan Gal, MD, FASA,...

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