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, ...

CMS Announcement: Easing MACRA requirements for CY 2017

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Agency will ease reporting restrictions and potential payment cuts under Medicare’s new reimbursement ...

ACG and Coalition of Specialties Oppose Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) legislation

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG National Affairs This week, ACG called upon leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives’ committees with health care jurisdiction to oppose H.R. 5088, the “Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act.” ...

ACG Urges Congress to Repeal Stark Law

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Wednesday, February 3, ACG urged Congress to repeal the Stark Law and related Anti-Kickback Statute.   The Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees early last month reached ...