Washington Report – May 2018

(Covers activity between 5/1/18 and 5/31/18)

HBMA Participates in NCVHS Healthcare Transaction Forum

CMS Publishes 2019 ICD-10 PCS Updates

CAQH CORE Releases Newest CARC and RARC Combinations

Congress Passes VA Choice Program Reform Bill

91 Percent of Eligible Clinicians Participated in QPP in 2017

GAO Recommends that CMS Continue its Prior Authorization Initiatives

HHS Releases List of Upcoming Regulations

Five New MedPAC Commissioners Selected

CMS Announces New Rural Health Strategy

White House Unveils Plan to Address Rising Prescription Drug Prices

GAO Report Finds Limited Success for New Medicare Payment Models

CMS Rejects Lifetime Caps for Medicaid

GAO Study of State Laws on Medical Record Transfer Fees

CMS Transmittals