New CMS Rule: Drug Advertisements Must Include List Prices

On Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule requiring drug manufacturers to list a product’s monthly wholesale price, or the cost for a typical course of treatment, if it is greater than $35 ...

CMS Actuary Office releases projections on U.S. healthcare spending

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Wednesday, the CMS Actuary Office stated that U.S. health care spending is projected to grow from 4% in 2016 to 5% this year, and 5.7 % by 2021; on track to spend ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Senate Republicans Fail to Come to a Consensus Yet Again

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) decided not to hold a vote on the plan drafted by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Cassidy, MD, ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Republicans to hold possible vote next week

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council Last week, ACG informed you that the efforts to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) have returned, after a plan drafted by Republican ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Senate Bill Crumbling as Leadership Clinging for Hope; ACG’s Analysis and Outlook

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, Senate Republicans gave up their bid to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) again canceled a previously ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Senate Republicans Clinging to Health Reform Bill While ACG Fighting for Clinical GI and Patients

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Thursday, Senate Republicans released their latest iteration of the bill to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...