Tri-Society Alert: GI Societies Applaud Long-Overdue Changes to ASC Annual Updates

On November 2, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System final rule. The administration ...

Tri-Society Alert: OPPS/ASC Proposed Rule Updates ASC Payment Using Hospital Market Basket

Late Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) Payment System proposed rule. Like the Medicare ...

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 ...

Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act- What does it mean for clinical GI?

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, the U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act.  The U.S. House passed the bill last week.  After nearly three years of development, the bill seeks to spur medical innovation ...

ACG Member Call to Action for Massachusetts Members: ASC Determination of Need Proposal Needs to Change

Francis P. MacMillan, Jr., MD, FACGACG Governor for Massachusetts The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recently released a draft regulation that would prohibit freestanding ASC’s from applying for any Determination of Need (DoN) ...

GI Societies Meet with CMS on Sedation

R. Bruce Cameron, MD, FACG GI Societies Meet with CMS on Sedation R. Bruce Cameron, MD, FACG ACG Representative to the AMA’s RVS Update Committee (RUC) I recently had the chance to participate in a meeting at CMS and wanted ACG members to ...