Congress Adjourns Without Alleviating Cuts to Colonoscopy but Eases Meaningful Use Burdens

Congress closed out 2015 by passing the fiscal 2016 spending package, appropriating funds for the various federal agencies and programs. This “omnibus” package includes a variety of federal tax changes as well.   ACG is very disappointed ...

Proposed ASC Rule Includes Increases in Facility Fees for Upper GI Procedures

Brad Conway, ACG Vice President of Public Policy The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule July 2 that includes policy and payment changes for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and ...

Top 10 Quotes from the Supreme Court Opinion Upholding Affordable Care Act Subsidies

The Supreme Court ruled on June 25, that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance subsidies can go to residents of any state, marking a significant win for the Obama administration. The vote was 6-3. As written, the ACA ...

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS): Answers to Five of Your Most Pressing Questions

As you investigate options to fulfill public reporting requirements and avoid negative payment adjustments, no doubt you have discovered there are multiple mechanisms for reporting to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and each has ...