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.  ...

ACG and Coalition of Specialties Oppose Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) legislation

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG National Affairs This week, ACG called upon leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives’ committees with health care jurisdiction to oppose H.R. 5088, the “Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act.” ...

ACG Governors Take on Washington D.C.

On Thursday, April 14th, 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.  The two themes ACG Governors focused on were the illogical and inconsistent policies of ...

Private Insurers Participating in Health Exchanges Must Waive Bowel Preparation Costs

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On April 20th, the Federal Government provided important guidance for private group plans participating in health exchanges set up via the ACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...

ACG Governors in Washington D.C. Next Week

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG National Affairs The ACG Board of Governors will be on Capitol Hill next week advocating for issues important to GI practices.  Congress and CMS consistently need to hear more about the difficulty in ...

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Congress Needs to Learn From Katie Couric

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, ACG shared Katie Couric’s unanticipated journey as a cancer advocate with Congress.  Ms. Couric’s work is the subject of a personal essay published in the American College ...