Senate Committee Weighs-in on FDA Review of Duodendscopes

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Wednesday, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) released a new report: “Preventable Tragedies: Superbugs and How ...

2016 Medicare Reimbursement Rates: Popular GI Codes

ACG is extremely disappointed that Congress and CMS chose to finalize the 2016 Medicare reimbursement rates without alleviating significant cuts to life-saving colonoscopy codes.   ACG remains committed to showing CMS and Congress that this ...

Current 1st and 2nd year Fellows Apply Now: 2016 Joint ACG-FDA Fellowship Program

ACG-FDA 2013 Visiting Fellow Dr. Deepinder Goya during his visiting fellowship at the FDA with the two main people who helped establish this program: Dr. Jessica Lee (on left) and Dr. Kerry Jo Lee (on right). Back by Popular Demand! Current ...

FDA’s Safety Communication on Supplemental Measures to Enhance Duodenoscope Reprocessing

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG The FDA today announced supplemental measures to enhance duodenoscope reprocessing, including all Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) endoscopes. The College recognizes that this important infection ...

FDA Not Recommending Healthcare Providers Cancel ERCP Procedures for Patients Who Need Them

FDA Safety Alert: Updated Information for Healthcare Providers Regarding Duodenoscopes The FDA has received inquiries from healthcare providers about whether they should cancel ERCP procedures, based on the fact that one specific model duodenoscope ...