About the WSSA

Founded in 1948, the WSSA was formed to advance the science and art of anesthesiology, and to stimulate interest and promote progress in that specialty. It is a Washington State Non-profit Corporation, and is a component society of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

What's New

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) invites you to participate in its 13th survey of commercial payment rates.

As with previous surveys, ASA will publish the results in the ASA NEWSLETTER 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 ASA 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 of your commercial payers. AGAIN, PLEASE ENSURE YOUR DATA IS AT LEAST THREE MONTHS OLD.

TO OUR 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 JUNE 30, 2015.

Access the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015_CF_Survey

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Merrick, M.S., CCS-P, Director of Payment and Practice Management at s.merrick@asahq.org.

Thank you for your participation!


The WSSA's Fall Scientific Meeting will be held Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at the 
Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle.

The WSSA's Joint Winter Scientific Meeting will be held December 4-6th, 2015 at the 
Renaissance Hotel Seattle in Seattle, WA.

More information coming soon!