MIPS for all practice sizes: ACG advocating on behalf small and large GI practices

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council MIPS and Larger Group Practices: Are larger groups unfairly treated in MIPS Quality Category?  What is ACG doing for you? MACRA provides that the Centers for Medicare ...

CMS Actuary Office releases projections on U.S. healthcare spending

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Wednesday, the CMS Actuary Office stated that U.S. health care spending is projected to grow from 4% in 2016 to 5% this year, and 5.7 % by 2021; on track to spend ...

ACG Guidance: Practical Tips for Reporting MIPS Data

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council As ACG has previously reported, CMS has opened the “Quality Payment Program” website to submit your 2017 MIPS reporting data.  ACG members can click here to begin ...

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

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, 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, 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 party ...

MACRA exemptions for ACG members affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, 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 ...