ACG Update on Colorectal Cancer Screening Legislation: ACA Impacting State Law and Needs to Change

Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACGACG Governor for Northern California As ACG has updated you in the past, ACG is working with the GI societies and local advocacy groups to pass a California law prohibiting cost-sharing for a screening colonoscopy turning ...

Update from the Hill: What ACG Members Need to Know

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs Last month, ACG updated membership on the outstanding issues that remained when members of Congress left for the August recess.  Well, Congress comes back into session next Tuesday…. ...

Update on CA Bill Seeking to Waive Patient Cost-Sharing for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Screening Colonoscopy

Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACGACG Governor for Northern California This month, the California State Senate and Assembly passed the, “Health Care Coverage: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Testing (AB 1763).”  This bill, introduced by CA State ...

World Hepatitis Day: Demonstration Project Links Colorectal Cancer Screening and Hepatitis C Virus Screening

Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACGChair, ACG National Affairs On Thursday, July 28th, ACG joined the CDC and other patient advocacy groups in commemorating “World Hepatitis Day.” To raise awareness to this issue, ACG urged Capitol Hill to pass ...

Update on CA Bill Seeking to Waive Patient Cost-Sharing for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Screening Colonoscopy

On Wednesday, June 22nd, the California Senate Health Committee held a hearing for the recently introduced legislation, “Health Care Coverage: Colorectal Cancer Screening and Testing (AB 1763).”  This bill, introduced by CA State Assemblyman ...

ACG Governors Take on Washington D.C.

On Thursday, April 14th, over 45 ACG Governors met with over 250 members of Congress as part of the 2016 ACG Board of Governors Washington D.C. Fly-in.  The two themes ACG Governors focused on were the illogical and inconsistent policies of ...