The Surgical Technologists

Published Quarterly by the Association of Surgical Assistants © 2017 Association of Surgical Assistants. All rights reserved. The Surgical Assistant ASAheld its annual meeting in Richmond, Virginia, inOctober.The culmination of themeet- ingwas the announce- ment of the 2017 nation- al election results for the offices of president, vice president, treasurer and two board of director positions. Only active ASAmembers were eli- gible to vote online for the candidates. The newly elected officers and cur- rent officers include: • Greg Salmon, CSFA, President • Paul Beale, CSFA, Vice President • Rebecca Hall, CST, CSA Secretary, continuing term • JodiWoods, CST, CSFA, Treasurer • Fred Fisher, CSFA, CSA, Board of Directors, continuing term • Deborah Klaudt, CSFA, Board of Directors, continuing term • Libby McNaron, CSFA, Board of Directors • Michael Morrison, CSFA, Board of Directors, continuing term • Trey Wiseman, CSA, Board of Directors VOL. 23, NO. 4 FALL 2017 Inside: Tennessee Surgical Assistant Bill Enacted 1–2 Clarification of Article 3 ASAPresident’s Report 4–5 ASAPresents at American Society for Healthcare RiskManagers 5–6 Obtaining Reimbursement fromPrivate Payers in MedicareCases 7 2018-2019 ASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED Left to right: MichaelMorrison , CSFA, DeborahKlaudt , CSFA, FredFisher , CSFA, CSA, GregSalmon , CSFA, TreyWiseman , CSA, RebeccaHall , CST, CSA, Paul Beale , CSFA, LibbyMcNaron , CSFA. Not pictured: JodiWoods , CST, CSFA Newly Appointed Committee Members Education and Professional Standards • Jennifer Eanes, CST, CSFA • Sarah May, CST, CSFA • Libby McNaron, CST, CSFA • Justine Miraldi, CST, CSFA • Sara Parks, CST, CSFA • Laura Tiffany-Harrod, CST, CSFA Marketing • Paul Beale, CSFA • Shannon Filger, CSFA • Michael Morrison, CSFA • Steven Noyce, CST, CSFA Meeting Planning • Deborah Klaudt, CSFA