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:  ...

Important Date for ACG Members: December 7 is the deadline to appeal 2015 PQRS and VM review

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs ACG members have until December 7 to contest potential payment penalties associated with CY 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and/or the Value Modifier (VM) reporting.  ...

Rep. Tom Price, MD and Seema Verma to lead HHS and CMS

This week, President-elect Donald Trump selected Rep. Tom Price, MD (R-GA) to serve as the Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). President-elect Trump has also chosen Seema Verma, a Medicaid health policy consultant, ...

2016 Election Reflections: Summary and Potential Impact on ACG Members Moving Forward

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs The 2016 elections have come and gone.  Donald Trump will be the next United States President and Republicans will maintain control over the U.S. House and Senate.  What is the potential ...

CMS Releases CY 2017 Medicare Outpatient Facility Rates and Physician Fee Schedule

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 Medicare facility fees for the hospital outpatient department (HOPD) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC), ...