HBMA Washington Report – September Issue

Washington Report – September 2018
(Covers activity between 9/1/18 and 9/30/18)
Bill Finerfrock, Matt Reiter, and Carolyn Bounds

Download: Washington Report September Issue

  • HBMA Recommends Improvements to the CMS Targeted Probe and Educate Process
  • CMS Makes Major Updates to LCD Development Process
  • CMS Issues MIPS Payment Adjustment Corrections
  • Congress Passes FY 2019 Government Funding Bills
  • Senator Introduces Bill to Limit Surprise Bills for Emergency Care
  • CAQH CORE Publishes Updates to CARC/RARC Code Combinations
  • Congress Passes Sweeping Legislation to Address Opioid Crisis
  • CMS Proposes Technical Changes to Appeals Process to Improve Procedural Consistency
  • High MA Appeal Overturn Rate Implies Improper Denial Practices
  • CMS Improves Online Medicare Enrollment for Beneficiaries
  • House Passes Medicare Smart Card Demonstration Bill
  • CMS Issues Report on RAC Performance in 2016
  • Social Security Number Removal Initiative Update
  • CMS Transmittals