CMS granting regulatory waiver for ASC and HOPD facilities hit by hurricanes

Michael S. Morelli, MD, FACGChair, ACG Practice Management Committee Due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the agency is granting exceptions under certain Medicare ...

GI Societies Comment on the 2018 Payment Rules

On September 11, ACG, AGA and ASGE responded to major provisions proposed in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule and the CY 2018 Hospital Outpatient ...

CMS Releases MACRA Proposed Rule for 2018

On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed regulation. This regulation outlines the proposed requirements for the Merit-based Incentive ...

ACA Repeal Watch- Some Interesting Updates While Awaiting Senate Bill

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs According to a report released this week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) would leave 12.6 million more Americans uninsured ...

ACG Practice Management Center: Important Updates for ACG Members

Michael S. Morelli, MD, CPE, FACG Chair, ACG Practice Management Committee ACG Members: Need Help with MACRA? ACG’s MACRA website not only hosts the various MIPS and APM requirements, and payment updates, but also lists each measure and activity ...

2016 ACG National Affairs News Year in Review: ACG in Washington D.C. and State Houses across the Country

Year in Review: ACG in Washington D.C. and State Houses across the Country   ACG on Capitol Hill and Washington D.C.: ACG-FDA Visiting Fellowship Program: Dr. Kendall Beck’s Experience at the FDA Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act:  ...