Washington Report – June 2018

(COVERS ACTIVITY BETWEEN 6/1/18 AND 6/30/18)

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