Hope all is well. We welcome a new year with new resolution.

The preparation of the Spring annual meeting is underway. This year NJSSA have focused on networking with practicing anesthesiologists as well as connecting with the young anesthesia residents. We stretch even further to include medical students interest groups of the medical school programs in NJ and PA. The annual program is also designed to satisfy the mandatory  one (1)  Category 1 CME credit concerning prescription opioid drugs necessary in license renewal starting in 2019.

Aside from free registration for the annual meeting, NJSSA members will enjoy the benefit of deeply discounted rate in re-certification course of BLS/ACLS/PALS.

Out-Of-Network regulation remains to be one of the priority issues of our NJAPAC. Members of NJSSA is working hand-in-hand with other medical specialty groups to define the language of the regulation in the “Out-of-network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act,” commonly known as the “Out-of-Network” law. Although most of the anesthesiologists are in-network with major insurance providers, having other options for both patients and healthcare providers are the only way to ensure affordable quality care and fair market. The Board of Medical Examiner has since made revision of the bulletin regarding Out of Network. Please support our advocacy effort of the NJAPAC’s with donation.

Join us for the complimentary “On The Road” in April. All anesthesiologists, members and non-members, are welcome. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram and watch out for periodic e-mail updates on different government regulations update.

Christina Chin, MD

NJSSA President