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- Congressman and Doctor Tom Price Nominated to Be HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD (R-GA), a former surgeon and six-term Congressman has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.
- CMS launches new online tool to make Quality Payment Program easier for clinicians On November 17, CMS released a tool to automatically share electronic data for the Medicare Quality Payment Program. The Application Program Interface (API) builds on the Quality Payment Program website by making it easier for other organizations to retrieve and maintain the Quality Payment Program’s measures and enable them to build applications for clinicians and their practices. The API will allow developers to write software using the information described on the Explore Measures section of the Quality Payment Program website.
- OIG Releases New Focus Areas in 2017 Work Plan The United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently released its Fiscal Year 2017 Work Plan, which summarizes new and ongoing reviews and activities of HHS programs and operations that the OIG plans to pursue in 2017. The OIG Work Plan provides valuable insights into government regulation and enforcement areas. Providers can use the Work Plan to steer compliance activities and reduce risk associated with preventable compliance shortcomings.