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Washington Watch Weekly--December 9, 2016

This week, Republican leaders reiterated their plans to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and noted that it would be a top priority in the new Congress, which convenes in January....

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) met this week to discuss the status of the Medicare Advantage (MA) program and also to assess payment adequacy and updating payments for a number...

This week, CMS alerted providers that the CMS Quality Reporting Portal would be unavailable due to system maintenance. The maintenance began Thursday, December 8, at 8 p.m.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar on December 13 at 1:30 p.m.

The CMS will host the next Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) program Webinar on December 15 at 2 p.m. ET.

This week, ASCRS released the ASCRS•ASOA MACRA Center, an interactive members-only site (login required) to help educate members on the QPP and provide...