MACRA exemptions for ACG members affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG 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 ...

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 ...

Medicare Seeks Your Feedback on MIPS Colonoscopy Episode

Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council Member, and ACG Board of Trustee As ACG and the GI societies notified you earlier this month, CMS recently announced that it will begin a trial run or test period for a ...

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 ...