American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) 

The mission of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is "Advancing the Practice and Securing the Future".  ASA aims to be the best medical society in the world by offering superior educational opportunities and resources for its members. After more than 110 years of existence, ASA still constantly looks to redefine itself.

ASA's Advocacy Division is located in Washington, D.C. It monitors and engages in advocacy with respect to federal and state legislative, regulatory, and quality activities affecting the practice of medicine by the Society's members. Further, it is responsible for providing Practice Management assistance and advice for the membership, principally with respect to the Medicare program but also with respect to all "business" aspects of the delivery of anesthesia care.