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Washington Watch Weekly--November 3, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is granting exceptions under certain Medicare quality reporting to facilities, including ambulatory surgical centers, located in areas...

This week, ASCRS, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) met with Janet Woodcock, MD, director of FDA’s Center for Drug...

Following months of ASCRS•ASOA advocacy, in a vote of 307–111, the House of Representatives yesterday passed...

As we alerted you yesterday, CMS released the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule,...

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) continued discussion this week of its controversial proposal to move physicians toward Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) by eliminating...

This week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a...

Next Wednesday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a ...

2018 ASC Conversion Factor $45.575 for Those Meeting Quality Reporting Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) feedback reports and 2016 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs...

The Physician Compare 30-day preview period is officially open.

On Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.