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Washington Watch Weekly--February 17, 2017

This week, ASCRS•ASOA joined with the American Medical Association (AMA) and the medical community to launch an effort to reduce regulatory burdens on physicians and practices.

Legislation designed to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) and prevent automatic cuts to Medicare is gaining support in both the House and Senate, with more lawmakers signing on...

On Thursday, Republican leaders in the House circulated a document to fellow lawmakers offering details...

On Wednesday, Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) unveiled legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. Rep.

Seema Verma testified yesterday before the Senate Finance Committee during her confirmation hearing for the position of administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The deadline for Eligible Professionals (EPs) to submit Reconsideration forms for the 2017 payment adjustment—based on the 2015 EHR reporting period—is February 28, 2017.

Don’t miss your last chance to register for our exclusive MACRA training with in-depth information to help your practice succeed in 2017—and beyond.

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office of the Actuary (OACT) released a report on the national health expenditure growth, which is expected to average 5.6%...

Next week, CMS will host a one-hour webinar to showcase how to navigate the new Physician Compare website and provide information on the 2015 performance scores recently released in December 2016...

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. ET, CMS will host the next Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program webinar.