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Advocacy News

2017

July

FEDERAL | Uncertainty in the Senate Over which ACA Repeal Bill to Move Forward

Following opposition from numerous Senate Republicans, Majority Leader McConnell is faced with deciding whether to advance legislation that will repeal and replace the ACA or to simply repeal President Obama’s signature legislation.

FEDERAL | CMS Released 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Proposed Rule. ASPS breaks down the impact of this proposal on plastic surgeons.

FEDERAL | ASPS Asks Price to Improve Quality of Care

ASPS encouraged the Dept. of Health & Human Services to create greater incentives for physicians who participate in the new Merit Based Incentive Program (MIPS).

STATE | NV Gov. Sandoval Vetoes Out-of-Network Billing Legislation

Following sustained opposition from ASPS and other medical providers in Nevada, Gov. Sandoval vetoed out-of-network legislation that did not adequately and appropriately protect patients from surprise billing.