Texas Society of Anesthesiologists

TSA Anesthesiologists Days at the Capitol

April 26-27, 2020

(For TSA Members Only)


Sunday, April 26, 2020

CME Training
Texas Medical Association Building * Thompson Auditorium, First Floor
401 West 15th Street * Austin, TX 78701
Business Casual Attire

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Lunch and Registration

12:20 - 12:30 p.m.

Welcome Message from Governmental Affairs Chair George Williams, M.D..

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

2020 Elections: Parties fight for control of Congress and the Texas House. The impact of the election season on the next Texas Legislative session.

Panel:   James Dickey, Texas GOP State Chairman

             Manny Garcia, Texas Democratic State Executive Director

Moderator:  Bonnie Bruce, Director of Governmental Affairs

1:30 - 1:40 p.m.

Message from Dr. John Scott, Jr, TSAPAC Chair

1:40 - 2:00 p.m.


2:00-3:00 p.m.

Balance Billing: How the World has Changed

Invited Presenter:  Rep. Tom Oliverson, MD

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Texas Medical Board: Regulatory Issues, Sunset, and the Texas Legislature

Invited Presenter:  Dr. Sherif Zaafran, President of the Texas Medical Board

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Anesthesiologist Assistants, The Other Care Team Member

Presenters:   Dr. Rhashedah Ekeoduru, MD
                     Mr. Paul McHorse, CAA

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Talking to the Legislature: Where Are We on Our Legislative Agenda & Mock Legislative

Presenter: George Williams, Chair of the TSA Governmental Affairs Committee

Evening On Your Own for Dinner and Exploring Austin

Monday, April 27, 2020

Texas Society of Anesthesiologists Days at the Capitol * Texas Capitol
1100 N. Congress Avenue * Austin, Texas 78701
Business Attire and White Coats

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Legislative Appointments
Check your appointment schedule

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ice Cream and Cookie Social with Legislative Staffers
Legislative Conference Room

Target Audience:

This activity is designed for anesthesiologists, residents and anesthesiologist assistants from Texas and surrounding states.

Educational Method:

The educational method consist of didactic lectures, with opportunities for Q&A from the audience and panel discussions.

Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Texas Medical Association and Texas Society of Anesthesiologists. The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:

The Texas Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Texas Medical Association designates the presentation "Talking to the Legislature: Where Are We on Our Legislative Agenda" for a total of 1.0 hours in ethics/professional responsibility education.

Program Objectives:

Hotel Information:

TSA has a discounted room rate at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin located at 303 West 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701.  Secure your reservation before March 31st as that is the cut-off date for the discounted room rate.

The hotel room prices are as follows: Queen and King non-smoking bedroom suite rates are $232 plus taxes per night.

Reserve your room:  http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/A/AUSFLDT-ANE-20200425/index.jhtml

For members who prefer to call the hotel for their reservations, the number is 512-505-4067 and our group code is ANE to obtain our special rate.

Needs Assesssment Citations:

Texas Medical Board Rule on a Balance Billing Disclosure

Texas Department of Insurance Rules on Balance Billing

Texas Medical Board Rule on Delegation

Texas Attorney General Opinion KP-0266

Texas Department of Insurance Surprise Medical Billing Mediation Process

TxANA White Paper: How Do You Say Quality Anesthesia Care?

TxANA FAQs: Is a CRNA required to be supervised by a physician when practicing in an office-based setting?

Texas Attorney General Request for Opinion RQ-0278-KP

86R HB 1792, by Rep. Stephanie Klick, and SB 2438 by Sen. Jose Rodriguez, relating to the authority of certain advanced practice registered nurses

86R HB 927, by Rep. James White, relating to the practice of certain advanced practice registered nurses in certain rural counties; authorizing a fee.

86R HB 1863, by Rep. Stephanie Klick, and SB 2379 by Sen. Bryan Hughes, relating to the administration of anesthesia by a certified registered nurse anesthetist on the order of a dentist

Nurse Anesthesiologist – A New Descriptor for CRNAs, DCANA July 30, 2019