MACRA

Happy Holidays: Here’s How AGA is Working for You

Dec. 21, 2016

Amidst all of the changes that 2016 has brought, AGA remains a strong advocate for the entire GI community, including clinicians, researchers and educators.

AGA Asks for Continued Flexibility in MACRA Final Rule

Dec. 19, 2016

CMS should extend the payment program transition period and include meaningful GI measures to improve patient outcomes.

Use AGA's DHRP™ to Meet 2016 Reporting Requirements

Dec. 14, 2016

Data needs to be submitted by mid-February to meet 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System requirements.

Learn About MACRA Through On-Demand and Live Webinars

Dec. 14, 2016

The first two webinars are now available for members in the AGA Community library. Join discussion threads on both topics in the community as well.

Five Tips to Prepare for MACRA

Nov. 29, 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, there are several steps you can take to ensure your practice is ready for 2017.

Republican Wins the White House

Nov. 9, 2016

Lame-duck session president and Congress have a lot of work before the transition of power.

CMS Website Helps GIs Prepare for MACRA

Oct. 25, 2016

Eligible clinicians need to participate in the Quality Payment Program.
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GI Quality Measures for 2017 Released in MACRA Final Rule

Oct. 19, 2016

While 2017 is a transition year for MACRA, GIs need to report quality measures to succeed.

Election 2016: Senate and House Races Baffle Pundits

Oct. 18, 2016

In an unpredictable election year, it’s still too early to tell whether Congress will maintain the status quo.

MACRA Final Rule — 2017 is a Transition Year

Oct. 14, 2016

When MACRA implementation begins on Jan. 1, GIs will be able to pick their pace for participation. Read AGA's overview and resources to help prepare for the upcoming changes.

AGA Regional Skills Workshops: Prepare for the Next Chapter in Your Career

Oct. 11, 2016

During these free workshops, GI leaders will guide you through various practice options and address topics rarely discussed during fellowship.

AGA Comments on CMS Episode Payment Models Proposed Rule

Oct. 6, 2016

AGA encourages availability of advanced GI EPMs, but opposes mandatory condition- or outpatient-based models.

AGA Members Take Capitol Hill

Sept. 28, 2016

Members from around the country visited Congress during AGA Advocacy Day to fight for the future of GI.

CMS Slows MACRA Timeline

Sept. 9, 2016

New MACRA schedule allows you to pick the pace for your participation.

AGA Advocates to CMS for GI APMs

Sept. 8, 2016

AGA met with CMS officials to highlight the importance of including GI specialty alternative payment models under MACRA.

Tell Congress — Oversight of MACRA Implementation Needed

Sept. 6, 2016

Join us for Virtual Advocacy Day on Sept. 16 to ensure Congress hears the voice of GI about MACRA.

AGA: Preparing Practicing GIs for the New World of Reimbursement

Aug. 23, 2016

In the ever-changing world of health care, Dr. Timothy Wang outlines the ways AGA is helping members prepare for the future.

Cost of Population Health Model Development in a Medical Practice

Aug. 22, 2016

Dr. Larry Kosinski shares an example of how alternative payment models can benefit both providers and their patients.

ACOs: Shared Savings Beyond Medicare and Opportunities for Small Practices

Aug. 22, 2016

Dr. Geetanjali Akerkar highlights paths to success for GI practices in the age of MACRA.

Sen. Bill Cassidy — Legislative Champion for Health-Care Professionals

Aug. 10, 2016

Dr. Joel Brill writes about Sen. Cassidy's role in the development of the MACRA regulation and how he's helping to ensure GIs can navigate it.

What is a Clinical Practice Improvement Activity?

Aug. 1, 2016

The CPIA category was created to lead to improvements in the patient care experience.

AGA Comments on MACRA Proposed Rule

June 28, 2016

We've asked CMS for dozens of changes that are needed to make MACRA work for GIs without limiting patients' access to crucial specialty care.

Make Sure CMS Includes GI Voices in MACRA Rules

June 15, 2016

The MACRA proposed rule could hinder GIs' care of patients; ensure CMS knows how it will affect you.

ICYMI: MACRA Info from DDW®

June 1, 2016

Read info from AGA sessions at DDW and use our online guide to understand how to report on and measure quality so you can prepare your practice for success.