ACG Practice Management Center: Important Updates for ACG Members

Michael S. Morelli, MD, CPE, FACG Chair, ACG Practice Management Committee ACG Members: Need Help with MACRA? ACG’s MACRA website not only hosts the various MIPS and APM requirements, and payment updates, but also lists each measure and activity ...

Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act- What does it mean for clinical GI?

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, the U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act.  The U.S. House passed the bill last week.  After nearly three years of development, the bill seeks to spur medical innovation ...

CMS Releases Rules with Proposed 2017 Medicare Facility Fee Rates and Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rates

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Wednesday, CMS released the 2017 proposed rule that includes policy and payment changes for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Centers ...

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 ...

Meaningful Use in 2016: Practice Management Conundrum?

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs “Advancing Care Information” requirements will replace Meaningful Use beginning in 2017.  What’s more, Congress passed legislation last year that allows ACG members to apply for ...