Week in Brief

On Wednesday, Congress Sends Tax Reform Bill to the President.  Speaker Paul Ryan Issues a Statement.  Congress Also Passes a Continuing Resolution to Keep the Government Open Through January 19th.

Congress Is Expected to Recess Until Wednesday, January 3, 2018.


Department of Health and Human Services

December 19, 2017

Electronic Health Record (EHR): CMS Issues a Fact Sheet for Eligible Clinicians Regarding the 2018 Payment Adjustment Under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program.

Head Start: HHS OIG Issues Report, The Administration for Children and Families Did Not Always Resolve American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Grantees’ Single Audit Findings in Accordance with Federal Requirements.

December 20, 2017

Medicaid Rebates: HHS OIG Publishes Report Finding that Potential Misclassifications Reported by Drug Manufacturers May Have Led to $1 Billion in Lost Medicaid Rebates.

December 21, 2017

CMS: CMS Releases Interim Final Rule with Comment Regarding the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

CMS Hospital Compare Updates: CMS Updates Data on the Hospital Compare Website to Provide Patients, Families and All Stakeholders with Information Needed to Compare the Performance of Hospitals Where They Seek Care.


December 19, 2017

Drug Industry: GAO Releases Report, Drug Industry: Profits, Research and Development Spending, and Merger and Acquisition Deals.

For more information about this issue of Power Play: Washington Week in Review or more legislative and regulatory updates, contact the Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville Government Relations and Public Policy group at (202) 466-6550.

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