Tri-Society Alert: 2018 Medicare Payment Rules Released

CMS has released two calendar year (CY) 2018 rules that finalize policy and payment changes for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) Payment ...

CMS Releases Final CY 2018 MIPS & APMs Requirements

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG Chair, ACG Legislative and Public Policy Council On Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) final regulation. This ...

GI Societies Comment on the 2018 Payment Rules

On September 11, ACG, AGA and ASGE responded to major provisions proposed in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule and the CY 2018 Hospital Outpatient ...

CMS Releases MACRA Proposed Rule for 2018

On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2018 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed regulation. This regulation outlines the proposed requirements for the Merit-based Incentive ...

ACA Repeal Watch- Some Interesting Updates While Awaiting Senate Bill

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs According to a report released this week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) would leave 12.6 million more Americans uninsured ...

Be the go-to policy wonk at your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ: health reform updates and forecasts

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Wednesday, May 24th, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the “score” or cost estimate and policy impact of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the bill that the U.S. ...