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:  ...

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, ...