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 ...

ACA Repeal Watch- Some Interesting Updates While Awaiting Senate Bill

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs According to a report released this week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) would leave 12.6 million more Americans uninsured ...

Be the go-to policy wonk at your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ: health reform updates and forecasts

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Wednesday, May 24th, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the “score” or cost estimate and policy impact of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the bill that the U.S. ...

HHS Releases Guidance for Practices on Latest Cybersecurity Threat

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs As you may have seen reported in the news, multiple versions of a new ransomware cyber-attack called “WannaCry,” “WCry,” “Wanna Decryptor,” or “WannaCrypt,” was executed ...

House Passes ACA Repeal Bill- Long Slog Awaiting in Senate

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs Committee The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after months of negotiating with President Trump and fractions within the House Republican ...