CMS Announces New Medicare Episode Payment Bundle- Here’s what you need to know

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new voluntary episode payment model, the “Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced” ...

Tax reform and the impact on ACG members and GI practices: what you should know

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council This week, Republican leaders in the U.S. House and Senate pushed through major reforms in the U.S. tax code.  The votes in both the House and Senate were along ...

MACRA exemptions for ACG members affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released regulatory guidance for clinicians participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System ...

CMS Releases Final CY 2018 MIPS & APMs Requirements

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council On Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) final regulation. This ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Repeal efforts via the regulatory process underway

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council On Thursday, October 12th, President Donald Trump signed an executive order with the goal of rolling back the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) via ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Senate Republicans Fail to Come to a Consensus Yet Again

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) decided not to hold a vote on the plan drafted by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Cassidy, ...