ACA Repeal Watch: Wheels set in motion but proceeding with caution

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs The U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution (S Con Res 3) on Thursday, which instructs the four congressional committees with jurisdiction over health care to draft the bill repealing ...

Update from the Hill: What ACG Members Need to Know

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs Last month, ACG updated membership on the outstanding issues that remained when members of Congress left for the August recess.  Well, Congress comes back into session next Tuesday…. ...

Update from the Hill: Congress in Recess until September; Lame Duck Post-Election Schedule

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs Congress left for a seven-week recess on July 14 and will return after Labor Day, giving lawmakers limited time to act on a number of outstanding legislative priorities before the fall ...

Important Meaningful Use Date Right around the Corner: July 1st

Did you know that all ACG members can apply for and receive a Stage 2 Meaningful Use hardship exemption for the 2015 reporting year?  Congress passed this hardship exemption in late 2015.  Please find the easy to use instructions here.  ...

Thank you, ACG Governors: Medicare Payment Package for Hospitals Includes Meaningful Use Help for ASCs

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs In April, over 45 ACG Governors met with over 250 members of Congress as part of the 2016 ACG Board of Governors’ Washington D.C. Fly-in.  ACG Governors urged Congress to pass the ...

Medicare Part B Drug Reimbursement Proposal Would Cut Reimbursement for GI Practices and Infusion

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, ACG submitted formal comments to CMS regarding an ill-advised proposal to change the reimbursement formula for physician-administered drugs, such as infliximab and vedolizumab.  ...