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Washington Watch Weekly--January 20, 2017

This week, the FDA released two new draft guidance documents and a 63-page memorandum on public health interests and First Amendment considerations related to off-label communications.

President Donald Trump has nominated Seema Verma to be the administrator at CMS, but Ms. Verma has yet to have her confirmation hearing.

This week, HHS, in conjunction with several other federal agencies released a...

This week, CMS updated the Open Payments dataset and released the information to the public.

On January 25, at 2 p.m. ET, the next Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) program webinar is scheduled to take place.

The Meaningful Use registration and attestation for 2016 is now open.

ASCRS•ASOA members are encouraged to get in the game and attend the 2017 Alliance of Specialty Medicine Fly-In, which will be held July 17–19 in Washington, D.C.

The 115th Congress has convened in Washington, and our new president will be inaugurated one week from today.

Former Senator Tom Coburn, MD, is the featured speaker during the Special Joint ASCRS•ASOA Government Relations General Session, from 5 to 6 p.m.

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) has announced that it will hold the confirmation hearing for Rep.