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Washington Watch Weekly--January 19, 2018

The House of Representatives yesterday passed a second continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government through February 16, 2018, fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for...

This week, the American Medical Association (AMA) and other organizations representing hospitals, insurers, and pharmacists...

On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee voted 15–12 to approve President Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, Alex Azar. A former pharmaceutical executive, Mr.

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Health Subcommittee marked up and voted to advance a bill that would allow drug and device manufacturers to communicate off-label information...

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee marked up and favorably reported out the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act (...

Get in the Game and Register for the 2018 eyePAC Reception at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m.

This week, CMS updated the Open Payments website to include updates from disputes and other data corrections made since the last publication of data...

This week, CMS announced the results of the 2018 Value-Based Payment Modifier. The VBPM is based on performance in reporting PQRS measures in 2016.

In a report mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission last week recommended CMS seek opportunities to expand coverage for telehealth services in certain...

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET, CMS will host a webinar, “Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program 2018 Specifications Manual Update.” The webinar will be...