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Washington Watch Weekly--September 29, 2017

This week, CMS clarified that 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Feedback Reports and 2016 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) are based on proposals to reduce reporting...

Physicians who report at least 90 days of MIPS data in 2017 will be considered full participants in the program and could be eligible for a small bonus.

On October 16, practices will be able to download a draft feedback report on an episode-based cost measure for cataract surgery currently being developed for inclusion in the Cost category of MIPS...

Following Tuesday’s announcement that Senate Republicans would not vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until they had enough support to pass the measure, the...

This week, CMS released the final 2017 EMA measures “cluster” lists for ...

This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) released a...

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).

This week, ASCRS and the surgical community sent a letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, opposing a...

As we reported following the federal disaster and public health emergency declarations related to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, CMS extended similar accommodations to physicians and...

As a reminder, eligible physicians who have never attested to Meaningful Use may apply for the ...