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The only organization in South Carolina that advocates expressly for your specialty. The goal of the SCSA is to ensure the survival of the medical specialty of anesthesiology by applying its resources towards legislative, regulatory and reimbursement advocacy.

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Hospital Partners
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Awards & Recognitions
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Members
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ASCs, Dental Offices, Office Based Surgery Centers

How do I get Involved?

As soon as you join, we will contact you for opportunities to participate.

There are several ways that a member can participate in the SCSA! Seek an office position, become an executive committee member, serve as a delegate to the ASA Annual HOD, serve on the SCSAPC Board, attend annual meetings, become a legislative contact, pay your dues, and more!

The SCSA is the only organization in South Carolina that advocates expressly for your specialty.  Unlike many medical societies and organizations, your staff does not represent any other specialties or clients.  This keeps the focus squarely on the issues affecting you, your partners and your patients.

The goal of the SCSA is to ensure the survival of the medical specialty of anesthesiology by applying its resources towards legislativeregulatory and reimbursement advocacy.

If you are an existing member of the SCSA, you may renew your annual or affiliate membership by filling out our membership renewal form.

 

The SC General Assembly meets for two year sessions that begin the first week of January and adjourn the first week of May. Bills that have not been passed by both Chambers by the end of the second year, are dead and must start the process all over again the next two year session.

Regulatory agencies enact laws via regulations. For Medicine and Nursing, as well as other licensed professions, the regulatory agency is the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR). The Board of Medical Examiners and the Board of Nursing are within the LLR agency. Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and office based practices are regulated by the SC Department of Health & Environmental Control.  There is no lack of regulatory oversight of the medical and health industries!

Your bottom line is determined by a variety of things. The insurance industry is the main player. The federal government is the largest payer, with Medicare, Medicaid, Champus/Tricare and the federal employees program. Unfortunately for anesthesiology, many private payers use or want to use the Medicare rates as the benchmark. The SCSA spends a lot of time and effort in engaging payers, both government and commercial to address unfair payment policies.

South Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists

Board of Directors

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Dr. Margarita M. Pate

Executive Director

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South Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists

Thomas Phillips, MD

President (Spartanburg)

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Jennifer Root

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South Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists

Joshua Smith, MD

President-Elect (Greenville)

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Michelle Rovner, MD

Secretary/Treasurer (Charleston)

Victoria Ridgeway Pollard, MD

1st VP (Columbia)

Brian Thompson, MD

2nd VP (Anderson)

Physician-led, patient-centered care is the safest and most cost-effective model for providing anesthesia care

A deep commitment to community

Medical Partners

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