ACA Repeal Watch: Week of Congressional Hearings

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Wednesday, February 1st, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on the impending fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...

First Confirmation Hearing for Potential HHS Secretary

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a contentious confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Wheels set in motion but proceeding with caution

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs The U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution (S Con Res 3) on Thursday, which instructs the four congressional committees with jurisdiction over health care to draft the bill repealing ...

Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act- What does it mean for clinical GI?

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, the U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act.  The U.S. House passed the bill last week.  After nearly three years of development, the bill seeks to spur medical innovation ...

Important Date for ACG Members: December 7 is the deadline to appeal 2015 PQRS and VM review

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs ACG members have until December 7 to contest potential payment penalties associated with CY 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and/or the Value Modifier (VM) reporting.  ...

2016 Election Reflections: Summary and Potential Impact on ACG Members Moving Forward

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs The 2016 elections have come and gone.  Donald Trump will be the next United States President and Republicans will maintain control over the U.S. House and Senate.  What is the potential ...