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Washington Watch Weekly--October 6, 2017

After more than two hours of debate on Wednesday, the House Ways and Means (W&M) Committee voted 24–13 to pass the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act (H.R.

This week, ASCRS, represented by the Alliance of Specialty Medicine, participated in a roundtable discussion with acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Don Wright, MD, MPH; CMS...

This week, CMS released an online tool to allow physicians to look up their status as a qualifying participant (QP) in an Advanced APM for 2017.

Following advocacy efforts of ASCRS and the medical community, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that they will formally withdraw the Center for Medicare...

This week, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), an advisory committee with no force of law, met and discussed whether to make a recommendation to do away with the Merit-Based...

This week, CMS extended post-disaster ASC Quality Reporting exemptions and flexibilities to all facilities located in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Maria.

Recently, ASCRS, the American Medical Association, and many members of the medical community sent a...

This week, CMS announced December 2017 Ambulatory Surgical Center Public (ASC) Reporting Preview Reports are available through the QualityNet Secure Portal for participating facilities....

On October 19, from 1:30–3:00 p.m. ET, CMS will host a webinar to provide an overview of 2016 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs).

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) is partnering with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), the American Academy of...