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: ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Senate Bill Crumbling as Leadership Clinging for Hope; ACG’s Analysis and Outlook

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, Senate Republicans gave up their bid to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) again canceled a previously ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Senate Republicans Clinging to Health Reform Bill While ACG Fighting for Clinical GI and Patients

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Thursday, Senate Republicans released their latest iteration of the bill to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Senate Scuttles Vote after CBO Report Released

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Tuesday, June 27th, Senate Republicans decided to delay the planned vote on their health reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, which was released last week.  This ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Senate Releases Anticipated Health Reform Draft

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Republican Leadership in the U.S. Senate released the much anticipated health reform draft: the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.  This is the Senate’s ...

CMS Releases MACRA Proposed Rule for 2018

On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed regulation. This regulation outlines the proposed requirements for the Merit-based Incentive ...