CMS Cuts Reimbursement to Colonoscopy – What You Need to Know

CMS on October 30 released the CY 2016 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. ACG, AGA and ASGE are outraged at the failure of CMS to accept the GI societies’ reimbursement recommendations. The cuts to the colonoscopy family of codes are inappropriately ...

ACG National Affairs Team Meets with Key Congressional Leaders Who Support Actions Against Medicare Cuts

From left: In-coming ACG National Affairs Committee Chair, Whitfield Knapple, MD, FACG, Sen. Ben Cardin, (D-MD) On Wednesday, ACG National Affairs Committee Chair, Caroll Koscheski, MD FACG, and in-coming ACG National Affairs Committee Chair, ...

Congress Supports Colorectal Cancer Screening

Carroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) applaud 27 members of the U.S. Senate and 94 members ...

Urgent: You Can Still Help Stop Medicare Cuts

Carroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG Thank you ACG members! ACG and the GI societies have been extremely active on Capitol Hill, urging members of Congress to help fight proposed cuts to colonoscopy.  ACG members reached out to hundreds of congressional ...

Joint GI Societies Submit Formal Comments to CMS Opposing Proposed Medicare Cuts

Earlier this summer, CMS proposed drastic cuts to the 2016 Medicare physician reimbursement rates for colonoscopy and other lower GI endoscopy procedures. On behalf of our members, ACG, AGA, and ASGE continue to fight these cuts and to advocate ...

Stop the Bleeding! Deadline Looms to Fix the Cuts

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, FACG Earlier this summer, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed drastic cuts to the 2016 Medicare physician reimbursement rates for colonoscopy and other lower GI endoscopy procedures. ACG, AGA ...