MACRA Tidbit for the Week: CMS Releases CY 2017 MIPS Participation Data Impacting 2019 Medicare Payments

ACG’s very first “MACRA Tidbit for the Week” discussed the potential problems with MIPS and whether there was actually an opportunity to receive the bonuses as marketed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and policymakers.  ...

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 ...

MACRA Tidbit for the Week: ACG Member Checklist: What are the steps I need to take?

As discussed in previous tidbits, ACG members must meet certain criteria before being eligible for the “QPP.” Your first step: Check eligibility First you need to find out whether you must participate in the QPP.  Visit the Medicare Quality ...

Innovation & Technology in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Highlights from the 2018 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting

{This monograph is a product of the ACG Innovation & Technology (ad-hoc) Committee} Authors & Committee Members: Sarah Enslin, PA-C, Seth A Gross, MD, FACG; Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH; Daniel Castaneda, MD, Drew Schembre, MD, Laith Jamil, ...

2018 Public Policy Year in Review: what did ACG do for you?

2018 Public Policy Year in Review:   What did ACG do for you?   Another look at last year’s important policy highlights. December November October September August July June May April March February January December ...

FDA Safety Communication: FDA Provides Interim Results of Duodenoscope Reprocessing Studies Conducted in Real-World Settings

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG Chair, ACG FDA Related Matters Committee On December 10, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released interim results from post-market surveillance studies on contamination rates with duodenoscopes after ...