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Washington Report - April Issue


Washington Report – April 2014
(Covers activity between 4/1/14 and 4/30/14)
Bill Finerfrock, Matt Reiter, Lara Burt and Carolyn Bounds

Washington Report – April, 2014

  • HHS Announces Intent to set new ICD-10 date
  • CMS Releases Medicare Billing Data from 2012
  • Agreement in Principle on Patent Troll Bill
  • MU Hardship Exception Applications due July 1, 2014
  • Blum Announces Resignation as CMS Principal Deputy Administrator
  • Health Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Ideas to Improve Medicare Oversight To Reduce Waste, Fraud and Abuse
  • Medicare Advantage Plans to See Increased Payments After All
  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell nominated as Kathleen Sebelius' Replacement as HHS Secretary
  • RUC Reform On Congress’ Radar Screen
  • The Costs of Medicare Readmissions
  • CMS Transmittals

The Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA) is a member-led trade association committed to the education of medical billers and promotion of high ethical and professional standards within the industry. HBMA also advocates and educates legislative stakeholders and federal agencies to improve the business of medical billing and the practice of healthcare. HBMA members manage claims on behalf of hospital-based physicians, physician practices and other providers, and represent more than 30,000 individuals and over 600 companies. To learn more about HBMA, please visit

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