Medicare incentive/penalty programs

AGA Supports Physician-Focused Payment Models

Feb. 1, 2017

AGA is committed to preparing GIs for success in new reimbursement environments.

There’s Still Time — Report 2016 PQRS Data

Jan. 25, 2017

Submitting data by Feb. 28 can help you receive a bonus payment in 2018.

MACRA is Not Going Away: Will You Be Ready?

Jan. 25, 2017

Use the 2017 transition year to learn how to be successful under MACRA.

New Administration Will Bring Changes, AGA Wants Patients Protected

Jan. 19, 2017

ACA repeal without a replacement could result in millions of uninsured patients and millions of dollars in uncompensated care to providers.

ICD-10 Update Snag Means Some May Avoid PQRS Penalties

Jan. 11, 2017

CMS will analyze 2016 data to determine which practices and practitioners were negatively affected.

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.
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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.

CMS Releases HOPPS and ASC Final Rule for CY2017

Nov. 7, 2016

Payment rates increase for both programs.

CMS Releases 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

Nov. 3, 2016

CMS created new moderate sedation codes for GI endoscopy procedures, which need to be billed separately.

CMS Website Helps GIs Prepare for MACRA

Oct. 25, 2016

Eligible clinicians need to participate in the Quality Payment Program.

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.

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 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.

AGA Meets with CMS on Sedation

Sept. 16, 2016

We reinforced our recommendations on important payment issues impacting GI in the proposed rules.

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.

New Reporting Rules for Claims with Discarded Drugs

Aug. 30, 2016

The JW modifier should be used with all claims for the amount of discarded Part B drugs and biologics, as of Jan. 1, 2017.

Moving Targets: Latest AGA Practice Management Updates

Aug. 24, 2016

Dr. Sarah Streett introduces a new set of articles to help your practice of GI and patient care.

CMS ICD-10 'Grace Period' Coming to an End

Aug. 24, 2016

Beginning Oct. 1, physician coding needs to include more specificity.

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.