Medicare Part B Drug Reimbursement Proposal Would Cut Reimbursement for GI Practices and Infusion

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, ACG submitted formal comments to CMS regarding an ill-advised proposal to change the reimbursement formula for physician-administered drugs, such as infliximab and vedolizumab.  ...

CMS and Private Health Insurance Groups Seek to Align Quality Reporting

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Tuesday, February 16th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new set of proposed quality measure groups meant to make reporting requirements “more consistent ...

ACG New York Governors Urge Members to Help Restore Medical Malpractice Coverage

On Tuesday, February 9th, at the local level, ACG’s Governors for New York alerted NY members on a state budget proposal to reduce access to extra medical malpractice insurance coverage. The Excess Medical Liability Insurance Program provides ...

Budget Proposal Eliminates Coinsurance When Screening Colonoscopy Turns Therapeutic

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Tuesday, February 9th, President Obama released his blueprint federal budget for fiscal year (FY) 2017. Each year, the President sends a recommended federal budget for congressional ...

CMS: “Meaningful Use Changes Forthcoming”

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs As many of you know, last week CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt was quoted in the press stating that “in 2016, MU as it has existed– with MACRA — will now be effectively over ...

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 ...