CMS Highlights Success of MACRA Year 1: High on Praise, but Short on Details

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council On Thursday, May 31, CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote on the CMS blog that she was “pleased to announce that 91 percent of all clinicians eligible for the Merit-based ...

Attention ACG Members: Participate in a 2018 CMS study on burdens associated with reporting quality measures, and receive MIPS’ Improvement Activities Credit

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is conducting a “2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study,” which allows ...

MIPS for all practice sizes: ACG advocating on behalf small and large GI practices

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council MIPS and Larger Group Practices: Are larger groups unfairly treated in MIPS Quality Category?  What is ACG doing for you? MACRA provides that the Centers for Medicare ...

ACG Advocacy Successful on Multiple Fronts: Congress Includes Various ACG Priorities in Two-Year Budget

Thank you ACG members for your advocacy. While there is much more to do, your efforts have paid off on multiple fronts. This week Congress passed a two-year budget deal, along with a “continuing resolution” to keep the federal government ...

MACRA exemptions for ACG members affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, Legislative and Public Policy Council The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released regulatory guidance for clinicians participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System ...

CMS Releases Final CY 2018 MIPS & APMs Requirements

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, 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 regulation ...