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Washington Watch Weekly--November 16, 2018

This week, ophthalmologist Sen. Rand Paul, MD (R-KY), reintroduced the Senate version of the Medicare Patient Empowerment Act at the request of ASCRS.

This week, ASCRS joined the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and several oncology groups in a meeting with CMS to advocate against a recent policy...

Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley (R-IA) has indicated that he will chair the Senate Finance Committee in the new Congress.

This coming Monday, November 19, ASOA will host a webinar on recent changes CMS has made to evaluation and management (E/M) documentation and payment, as finalized in the ...

As a reminder, program year 2017 Open Payments data is available for physicians to review and dispute, now through December 31, 2018.

This week, CMS announced it has finished mailing cards to new Medicare beneficiaries in Wave 6 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington, and...

Registration is officially open for the 2019 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting, to be held May 3–7 in San Diego.

CMS has released two hardship exception applications for program year 2018 for payment year 2020 on the Quality Payment Program web page, including: the...