ACA Repeal Watch: Republicans Trying to Find Consensus

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs Last week, a draft of an old Affordable Care Act repeal bill was leaked.  This set in motion a bit of a scramble among House and Senate Republicans on the details of the repeal and replace ...

ACA Repeal Watch: House Republicans Release “Repeal and Replace” Blueprint

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, U.S. House Republicans released a “policy brief” in advance of the Presidents’ Day congressional recess, outlining a replacement plan for the Patient Protection and Affordable ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Week of Congressional Hearings

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Wednesday, February 1st, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on the impending fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...

Rep. Tom Price, MD and Seema Verma to lead HHS and CMS

This week, President-elect Donald Trump selected Rep. Tom Price, MD (R-GA) to serve as the Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). President-elect Trump has also chosen Seema Verma, a Medicaid health policy consultant, ...

CMS Announcement: Easing MACRA requirements for CY 2017

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Agency will ease reporting restrictions and potential payment cuts under Medicare’s new reimbursement ...

ACA Back in the News: a good time for some updated statistics for ACG members

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, Aetna announced that the company intends to withdraw most of its “2017 public exchange expansion plans” and undergo “a complete evaluation of future participation in ...