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Washington Watch Weekly - January 13, 2017

Late this afternoon, the House of Representative passed, by a party-line vote of 227-198, a budget resolution passed earlier in the week by the Senate by a vote of 51-48, setting up a process to...

Feeling overwhelmed with new requirements under MACRA and not sure where to start? ASCRS•ASOA has you covered.

Last Friday, the longest-serving doctor in Congress, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) was named chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health.

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.

This week, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) met and voted on 2018 recommendations that Medicare physician payments be increased by the statutory update of 0.5% put in place by...

Recently, the HHS OIG released a final rule updating regulations amending the safe harbors to the anti-kickback statute...

On Tuesday, January 24, from 2–3:30 p.m. ET, CMS will host a national provider call on transitioning from the quality programs (PQRS, Value Based Payment Modifier, and Meaningful Use) to MIPS.

CMS has released 2017 eCQM specifications for MIPS and the existing...