ACG Endorses CA Bill to Waive Patient Cost-Sharing for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Screening Colonoscopy

On behalf of the College, ACG Governors for California endorsed a bill introduced by CA State Assemblyman Mike A. Gipson, “Health Care Coverage: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Testing” (bill number: AB 1763). This legislation, which eliminates ...

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 ...

Congress Adjourns Without Alleviating Cuts to Colonoscopy but Eases Meaningful Use Burdens

Congress closed out 2015 by passing the fiscal 2016 spending package, appropriating funds for the various federal agencies and programs. This “omnibus” package includes a variety of federal tax changes as well.   ACG is very disappointed ...

Coalition of GI Patient Advocates Urge Congress to Pass the SCREEN Act

This week, the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) urged Senator Ben Cardin and Representative Richard Neal to include the SCREEN Act (S. 1079, HR 2035) in any year-end legislative package. The SCREEN Act would keep colonoscopy reimbursement ...

Congress Must Pass Legislation Important to Clinical GI

As you are aware, Medicare has finalized plans to significantly cut colonoscopy reimbursement beginning January 2016. Did you know that in anticipation for these cuts, the ACG has urged Congress to pass the SCREEN ACT (S. 1079, HR 2035)? The ...

Congress Must Pass the SCREEN Act

As you are aware, Medicare has finalized plans to significantly cut colonoscopy reimbursement beginning January 2016. Did you know that in anticipation for these cuts, the ACG has urged Congress to pass the SCREEN ACT (S. 1079, HR 2035) throughout ...