MACRA exemptions for ACG members affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, 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 ...

November 2016 State Ballot Summary for ACG Members: Health Care Ballot Issues Around the Country

From ACG Board of Governors Chair, Costas Kefalas, MD, MMM, FACG: November 2016 State Ballot Summary for ACG Members The ACG Board of Governors is one of the most unique aspects of the American College of Gastroenterology’s governance.  ...

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 ...

Update on CA Bill Seeking to Waive Patient Cost-Sharing for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Screening Colonoscopy

Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACGACG Governor for Northern California This month, the California State Senate and Assembly passed the, “Health Care Coverage: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Testing (AB 1763).”  This bill, introduced by CA State ...

Update on CA Bill Seeking to Waive Patient Cost-Sharing for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Screening Colonoscopy

On Wednesday, June 22nd, the California Senate Health Committee held a hearing for the recently introduced legislation, “Health Care Coverage: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Testing (AB 1763).”  This bill, introduced by CA State Assemblyman ...

Kentucky Passes Bill to Waive Patient Cost-Sharing for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Screening Colonoscopy

Great news for our patients: effective Jan. 1, 2017, screening colonoscopies in Kentucky for asymptomatic individuals are fully covered by insurance, even if a polyp is found and removed, as well as colonoscopies after a positive fecal blood ...