HBMA Washington Report – October Issue

Washington Report – October, 2016
(Covers activity between 10/1/16 and 10/31/16)
Bill Finerfrock, Matt Reiter, Nathan Baugh, Asad Karamally

Washington Report – October Issue

  • CMS Publishes Final Rule for New Quality Payment Program
  • ACA Open Enrollment Underway As Many Past Challenges Remain
  • CMS Finalizes 2017 MPFS and HOPPS Rules
  • CMS goes to HBMA
  • CMS Awards New Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Contracts
  • GAO Recommends More Unified Quality Measures
  • ICD-10 Specificity “Grace Period” Has Ended
  • Report Highlights Millions in Improper Medicare Payments are provided to Prisoners
  • ONC Increases its Regulatory Authority of EHRs
  • Medicare Advantage Seamless Conversion Faces Consumer Challenges
  • CMS Awards $8 Million in Quality Improvement Grants
  • OIG Reports Improper Medicare Chiropractic Payments
  • All Eyes on Post-Election Lame Duck Session
  • CMS Transmittals

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