2 Important CMS Updates for GI Practices: Biosimilar Changes and Medicare Appeals Guidance

Medicare Part B Biosimilar Payment and Required New Codes: Dates of Service on or after April 1, 2018 Pursuant to a recent CMS update, the “Quarterly Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Drug/Biological Code Changes – April ...

ICD-10 Grace Period Ends; ACG can help make sure you are using the current ICD-10 set

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs ACG has previously alerted members that the grace period for using the wrong ICD-10 codes has ended.  Beginning October 1, 2016, all Medicare claims must include valid ICD-10 codes to ...

GI Societies Meet with CMS on Sedation

R. Bruce Cameron, MD, FACG GI Societies Meet with CMS on Sedation R. Bruce Cameron, MD, FACG ACG Representative to the AMA’s RVS Update Committee (RUC) I recently had the chance to participate in a meeting at CMS and wanted ACG members to ...

ACG Members: Utilize ACG’s Practice Management Tools

Michael S. Morelli MD, CPE, FACGChairman Practice Management Committee, ACG It is ACG’s mission to assist you with your private practice needs.  We host a wealth of practice management materials for members on our website and the ACG Universe, ...

ICD-10 Transition, “No Big Deal”…..but is it over?

The much publicized and anticipated International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) transition has come and gone with very few problems, but have we heard the last of this?  If you recall, ...

ACG, AGA, and ASGE Release 2016 CPT Coding Guidance

ACG and the GI societies work closely together to ensure that members are made aware of, and prepared for, coding and reimbursement related changes occurring each year. For 2016, there were several changes to Current Procedural Terminology® ...