Medicare Seeks Your Feedback on MIPS Colonoscopy Episode

Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council Member, and ACG Board of Trustee As ACG and the GI societies notified you earlier this month, CMS recently announced that it will begin a trial run or test period for a ...

ICD-10 Transition, “No Big Deal”…..but is it over?

The much publicized and anticipated International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) transition has come and gone with very few problems, but have we heard the last of this?  If you recall, ...

Congress Supports Colorectal Cancer Screening

Carroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) applaud 27 members of the U.S. Senate and 94 members ...

Joint GI Societies Submit Formal Comments to CMS Opposing Proposed Medicare Cuts

Earlier this summer, CMS proposed drastic cuts to the 2016 Medicare physician reimbursement rates for colonoscopy and other lower GI endoscopy procedures. On behalf of our members, ACG, AGA, and ASGE continue to fight these cuts and to advocate ...

Take Action: CMS Comments Due Sept. 8

Carroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG Earlier this summer, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed drastic cuts to the 2016 Medicare physician reimbursement rates for colonoscopy and other lower GI endoscopy procedures. AGA, ACG ...

ICD-10: Updates and Tips

Carroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG As you are aware, on October 1, the Medicare claims processing system is set to begin using the new ICD-10 codes. I wanted to provide a few tips and updates in response to some of your most pressing questions to ...