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, ...

CMS granting regulatory waiver for ASC and HOPD facilities hit by hurricanes

Michael S. Morelli, MD, FACGChair, ACG Practice Management Committee Due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the agency is granting exceptions under certain Medicare ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Republicans to hold possible vote next week

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council Last week, ACG informed you that the efforts to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) have returned, after a plan drafted ...

GI Societies Comment on the 2018 Payment Rules

On September 11, ACG, AGA and ASGE responded to major provisions proposed in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule and the CY 2018 Hospital Outpatient ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Early momentum leads to dramatic flop for Senate Republicans and Administration

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs In the early morning hours of Friday, July 28th, the Senate rejected a paired down, or “skinny repeal” version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Three Republicans: ...