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Washington Watch Weekly - January 17, 2020

This week, CMS announced it has updated its Open Payments database with changes to its dataset that have occurred since its last update in June of 2019.

This week, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) met and voted on its recommendations for Medicare payment updates in 2021.

This week, Janet Woodcock, MD, Director of the FDA’s drug division, laid out the agency’s drug-related priorities for 2020. Among the priorities, Dr.

The 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule remains unavailable online while it makes the necessary adjustments for geographic differences.

This week, the FDA issued two recalls that may affect ophthalmologists.

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

In late 2019, CMS began distributing Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) 5% bonus payments to physicians who met the participation thresholds in performance year 2017.

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