ASA Survey - Shared with Permission

On behalf of Sharon Merrick -

I wanted to make sure that all anesthesia community members are aware that our annual survey for commercial fees paid for anesthesia services is now in the field and will be open through 7/13/2018. As Administrators and Executives, you know how important it is to participate in this survey!

Information (including access to a pdf that you can review to be sure you have all the information needed to complete the survey) is available via this June 2018 Timely Topic: Participate in the 2018 Conversion Factor Survey.

The following has been posted to various ASA communication channels:

The American Society of Anesthesiologists invites you to participate in the 16th annual survey of commercial payment rates. As with previous surveys, we will publish the results in the ASA Monitor later this year. We would greatly appreciate your help with this update. As a reminder, the Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in Health Care issued jointly by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Administration make it possible for us to gather this information as long as certain conditions are met. The most important condition, besides only publishing aggregate statistics, is that the data you provide be AT LEAST THREE MONTHS OLD.

Please provide the following information for your FIVE (5) highest-volume commercial payers (NOT MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OTHER GOVERNMENT PAYERS) based on volume of services provided on an annual basis. If you have fewer than five contracted commercial payers, please enter information for all your commercial payers. AGAIN, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR DATA IS AT LEAST THREE MONTHS OLD.

TO PHYSICIAN ANESTHESIOLOGISTS: Please ask your practice manager or billing service to complete this questionnaire. It is important that we receive only one response from each anesthesia group. We ask that you or your staff complete the survey NO LATER THAN JULY 13, 2018.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sharon Merrick, ASA's Director of Payment and Practice Management at

The survey is available at:

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Please call or email me if you have any questions.
Sharon Merrick

p.s. Participation in this survey benefits all members of the anesthesia community.  Thank you for your help in providing this useful tool.

Steve C.


  • Has the listserv been this quiet???  I am getting ready to do another labor epidural survey and hope I can count on everyone's assistance again.  I always share the results and thank you in advance!  I'll be updating the survey soon.


    Kelly D. Dennis, MBA, ACS-AN, CANPC, CHCA, CPC, CPC-I
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