Tri-Society Alert: OPPS/ASC Proposed Rule Updates ASC Payment Using Hospital Market Basket

Late Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) Payment System proposed rule. Like the Medicare ...

Tri-Society Alert: New CMS Proposed Rule Could Impact GI Practice

Late Thursday, July 13th, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule, which includes several significant policy and payment changes that ...

President Trump’s Nominee for the Supreme Court: Potential Impact to ACG Members and Patients

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council On Monday evening, President Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia since 2006, to replace retiring Supreme ...

ACG Working on Stark Law Reform: We Need Your Help!

On June 25, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a formal request for information, seeking comment from ACG members and other stakeholders on how to better promote value-based payments.  Specifically, CMS is ...

Medicare Trustees Report Released: why is this important for ACG members?

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Tuesday, the 2018 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds was released, with ...

CMS Highlights Success of MACRA Year 1: High on Praise, but Short on Details

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Thursday, May 31, CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote on the CMS blog that she was “pleased to announce that 91 percent of all clinicians eligible for the Merit-based ...