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Washington Watch Weekly--September 27, 2019

As we reported last week, at the request of ASCRS and the surgical community, Congressmen Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN), both...

On Tuesday, an Alliance of Specialty Medicine opinion editorial piece written by ASCRS Government Relations Committee Chair Parag D.

Reminder: If a practice or individual physician believes CMS issued an incorrect 2020 MIPS final score or payment adjustment factor, the deadline to submit a Targeted Review for the 2018...

Members of Congress are looking for a way to penalize private equity-backed physician staffing firms that rely on surprise billing as part of their business model, but some experts say that it...

This week, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), an independent scientific organization that develops quality standards, ...

This week, CMS announced it would begin paying out lump-sum 5% bonus payments to clinicians who participated in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (A-APM) during 2017, the first performance...

In response to FEMA’s designation of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Barry, CMS has determined that the automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstance policy will apply to MIPS-eligible clinicians in...

The 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Exemption Applications for the Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category and Extreme...

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