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 ...

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 ...