ACG Working on Stark Law Reform: We Need Your Help!

On June 25, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a formal request for information, seeking comment from ACG members and other stakeholders on how to better promote value-based payments.  Specifically, CMS is ...

ACG GI Practice Toolbox: Reviewing and Updating the Informed Consent Process in your Practice

Gastroenterologists in private practice find themselves working in a time of unprecedented transformation. Pressures are high as they make important management decisions that profoundly affect their business future, their private lives, and ...

ACG Advocates for Gender Equity and Physician Compensation at AMA HOD Meeting

This week, the American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates (HOD) adopted in-part an ACG resolution on the disparity in physician payment among men and women.  AMA HOD meetings are held twice a year, and allow state and national ...

Medicare Trustees Report Released: why is this important for ACG members?

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Tuesday, the 2018 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds was released, with ...

CMS Highlights Success of MACRA Year 1: High on Praise, but Short on Details

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Thursday, May 31, CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote on the CMS blog that she was “pleased to announce that 91 percent of all clinicians eligible for the Merit-based ...

Attention ACG Members: Participate in a 2018 CMS study on burdens associated with reporting quality measures, and receive MIPS’ Improvement Activities Credit

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is conducting a “2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study,” which allows ...