Medicare reimbursement

Gastroenterology Quarterly Update: October 2017

Oct. 4, 2017

Audio conference timed with with quarterly release of the Correct Coding Initiative edits.

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

May 6, 2017

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the premier meeting for the GI professional. Every year it attracts approximately 15,000 physicians, researchers and academics from around the world who desire to stay up-to-date in the field.

Gastroenterology Quarterly Update: April 2017

April 5, 2017

Audio conference timed with with quarterly release of the Correct Coding Initiative edits.

Submit 2016 PQRS Data by Feb. 28

Feb. 17, 2017

Clinicians who treat Medicare Part B patients and submit data may earn a bonus on 2016 Medicare Part B allowable charges.

AGA Attends CMS Listening Session

Feb. 2, 2017

The meeting provided a venue for AGA to advocate for GI.

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.
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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.

CMS Requires Post-Op Visit Tracking for Hemorrhoid Ligation

Jan. 11, 2017

Medicare providers in nine states will have to track the visits starting July 1, 2017.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Congress Passes Continuing Resolution, Avoids Shutdown

Oct. 10, 2016

Expected busy lame-duck session could focus on many of GI's priorities.

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.