ACA Repeal Watch: Week of Congressional Hearings

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Wednesday, February 1st, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on the impending fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...

ACA Repeal Watch: Wheels set in motion but proceeding with caution

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs The U.S. Senate passed a budget resolution (S Con Res 3) on Thursday, which instructs the four congressional committees with jurisdiction over health care to draft the bill repealing ...

ACG Practice Management Center: Important Updates for ACG Members

Michael S. Morelli, MD, CPE, FACG Chair, ACG Practice Management Committee ACG Members: Need Help with MACRA? ACG’s MACRA website not only hosts the various MIPS and APM requirements, and payment updates, but also lists each measure and activity ...

Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act- What does it mean for clinical GI?

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, the U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act.  The U.S. House passed the bill last week.  After nearly three years of development, the bill seeks to spur medical innovation ...

Rep. Tom Price, MD and Seema Verma to lead HHS and CMS

This week, President-elect Donald Trump selected Rep. Tom Price, MD (R-GA) to serve as the Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). President-elect Trump has also chosen Seema Verma, a Medicaid health policy consultant, ...

CMS Releases CY 2017 Medicare Outpatient Facility Rates and Physician Fee Schedule

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 Medicare facility fees for the hospital outpatient department (HOPD) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC), ...