Trump Administration Releases Proposed FY 2020 Budget: Blueprint for Congress

On Monday, as required by law, the Trump Administration released its proposed FY 2020 federal government budget.  The budget is a draft proposal, or “blueprint,” for Congress to consider as lawmakers debate and finalize appropriations for ...

APMs and Value-Based Care in Spotlight.  ACG is here to help!

On Thursday, September 13th, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled, “Examining Barriers to Expanding Innovative Value-Based Care in Medicare.”  This hearing focused on the efforts to transition the ...

President Trump’s Nominee for the Supreme Court: Potential Impact to ACG Members and Patients

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council On Monday evening, President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia since 2006, to replace retiring Supreme ...

ACG Working on Stark Law Reform: We Need Your Help!

On June 25, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a formal request for information, seeking comment from ACG members and other stakeholders on how to better promote value-based payments.  Specifically, CMS is ...

Medicare Trustees Report Released: why is this important for ACG members?

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Tuesday, the 2018 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds was released, with ...

CMS Highlights Success of MACRA Year 1: High on Praise, but Short on Details

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Thursday, May 31, CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote on the CMS blog that she was “pleased to announce that 91 percent of all clinicians eligible for the Merit-based ...