CMS Announces New Medicare Episode Payment Bundle- Here’s what you need to know

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new voluntary episode payment model, the “Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced” ...

2017 Public Policy and Practice Management Year in Review: what did ACG do for you?

2017 Public Policy and Practice Management Year in Review:   What did ACG do for you?   Another look at last year’s important policy highlights. December November October September August July June May April March February January December ...

MACRA exemptions for ACG members affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, 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 ...