HBMA Washington Report – June Issue

Washington Report – June, 2018
(Covers activity between 6/1/18 and 6/30/18)
Bill Finerfrock, Matt Reiter, Sarah Wilson and Carolyn Bounds

Washington Report – June Issue

  • HBMA GR Committee Holds Annual Visit to CMS and Washington, D.C.
  • 2017 MIPS Performance Feedback is Available via EIDM Accounts
  • CAQH Index Shows Billions in Potential Savings Remain from Transition to Electronic   Transactions
  • Department of Labor Issues Association Health Plan Final Rule
  • Social Security Number Removal Initiative Update
  • CMS Publishes FY 2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes
  • CMS to Again Include QMB Status on Remittance Advice
  • CMS Publishes 2017 Open Payments Data
  • HHS Throws Cold Water on Physician-Focused Payment Models
  • CMS Solicits Public Input on how to Reform Physician Self-referral Law
  • MedPAC Suggests Ten Percent Increase for E&M Payments
  • 2018 Trustees Report Projects Accelerated Timeline for Hospital Trust Fund Insolvency
  • House Passes Series of Opioid Bills
  • CMS Creates First Medicaid and CHIP “Scorecard”
  • DOJ Boasts Largest Annual Fraud Takedown to Date
  • Federal Court Blocks Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Requirement
  • CMS Transmittals