GIQuIC News: QCDR Again in 2016, 3 Million Colonoscopies Milestone

The GIQuIC Registry has again been approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for individual Eligible Provider (EP) reporting to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) for the 2016 reporting year. The QCDR reporting mechanism ...

ACG Members: Utilize ACG’s Practice Management Tools

It is ACG’s mission to assist you with your private practice needs.  We host a wealth of practice management materials for members on our website and the ACG Universe, including: –2016 Medicare reimbursement rates and RVUs for GI services -Guidance ...

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 ...

Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS): Answers to Five of Your Most Pressing Questions

As you investigate options to fulfill public reporting requirements and avoid negative payment adjustments, no doubt you have discovered there are multiple mechanisms for reporting to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and each has ...