ACA Repeal Watch: Very Busy Week for Repeal and Replace; what to watch for?

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On March 6th, 2017, both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Committee released draft legislation, the “American Health Care Act,” to repeal and replace ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Week of Congressional Hearings

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Wednesday, February 1st, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on the impending fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Wheels set in motion but proceeding with caution

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs The U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution (S Con Res 3) on Thursday, which instructs the four congressional committees with jurisdiction over health care to draft the bill repealing ...

ACG Update on Colorectal Cancer Screening Legislation: ACA Impacting State Law and Needs to Change

Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACGACG Governor for Northern California As ACG has updated you in the past, ACG is working with the GI societies and local advocacy groups to pass a California law prohibiting cost-sharing for a screening colonoscopy turning ...

“Sunshine” Payments: Review and Dispute Periods End May 15th

CMS announced the beginning of the 45 day Open Payments (“sunshine payments”) review and dispute period.  This period ends May 15, 2016.  CMS will publish the 2015 payment data on June 30, 2016, which includes updates to the 2013 and 2014 ...

Private Insurers Participating in Health Exchanges Must Waive Bowel Preparation Costs

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On April 20th, the Federal Government provided important guidance for private group plans participating in health exchanges set up via the ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...