ACG Questions ABIM’s Decision on Longer Testing Requirements

Dr. Kenneth DeVault in Philadelphia September 15, 2016 This week, ACG expressed its disappointment to the ABIM upon learning that ABIM will require an additional module for diplomates sitting for the upcoming re-certification exam.  This adds ...

ACG Presidential Blog: PPI Wars Part 2

Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACGACG President 2015-2016 PPI Wars Part 2 by Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG One of my first duties as a member of the College was writing the initial ACG gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) guidelines in 1995 (1). ...

Leadership Lesson from the Super Bowl

Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACGACG President 2015-2016 Probably a bit odd for the ACG President to blog about the Super Bowl, but I did enjoy it and wanted to share a few thoughts: First, out of full disclosure, I am a University of Tennessee ...

Advancing ACG’s Priorities by Dr. Ken DeVault

Just returning from the 2016 ACG Governors/ASGE “GI Best Practices” course and winter Board of Trustees meeting.  Once again, the course was outstanding.  Thank you to Dr. Manny Ho, Dr. Costas Kefalas and Dr. Jennifer Christie for leading ...

Keep the Pressure On: ACG’s Credo on Medicare Cuts

I want to let you know that the ACG takes recent CMS changes in colonoscopy reimbursement extremely seriously and we are working tirelessly to represent you in this critical issue.   We certainly consider the recent decision by CMS to ...

ACG to ABIM: “MOC must be simpler, less intrusive, less expensive”

I want to thank the leaders and members of the College for entrusting me with the presidency. I hope to represent you well.  The past year was outstanding under Steve Hanauer’s guidance and I hope to live up the high standard he set.   We ...