MACRA exemptions for ACG members affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG 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 ...

Tri-Society Alert: 2018 Medicare Payment Rules Released

CMS has released two calendar year (CY) 2018 rules that finalize policy and payment changes for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) Payment ...

CMS Releases Final CY 2018 MIPS & APMs Requirements

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council On Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) final regulation. This ...

Medicare Seeks Your Feedback on MIPS Colonoscopy Episode

Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council Member, and ACG Board of Trustee As ACG and the GI societies notified you earlier this month, CMS recently announced that it will begin a trial run or test period for a ...

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, ...