The Vice President for Professional Affairs leads the Division of Professional Affairs and oversees the Section on Professional Standards, chaired by Grant Lynde, MD, MBA, and Section on Professional Practice, chaired by Christopher Troianos, MD, FASE, FASA. The division highlighted the intersectionality of the sections and committees in the most recent ASA Monitor+ supplement, Redefining Our Future Through Economics, Equity, and Patient Safety (asamonitor.pub/42w2p9M).

The economic sustainability of the medical practice of anesthesiology is under attack, arising from the low Medicare and Medicaid conversion factors, the inadequate Quality Payment Program adjustment, and payers gaming the system through the No Surprises Act. These economic challenges require the focus of the entire ASA leadership. The ASA Center for Anesthesia and Perioperative Economics (CAPE) was created to elevate the visibility of ASA's economic initiatives, focus on new and existing resources, and strengthen its capacity to advance the specialty's long-term economic...

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