Regulatory

Cassidy-Graham Legislation Lacks Patient Protections

Sept. 21, 2017

Proposed bill to repeal parts of Affordable Care Act rolls back Medicaid expansion and could put patients with pre-existing conditions at risk.

AGA Members Meet with Rep. Gene Green at Baylor College

Aug. 24, 2017

In-district meetings personalize GI for congressional legislators.

CMS Releases Some Good News for ASCs

Aug. 7, 2017

Ambulatory surgery center accreditation surveys will not be made publicly available.

Use the AGA Clinical Guidelines App to Participate in MACRA

Aug. 3, 2017

Participating in 2017 will help avoid a reimbursement penalty in 2019.

Senate Fails to Repeal Obamacare — What’s Next?

Aug. 2, 2017

AGA urges Congress to develop bi-partisan solutions to address health-care reform.

Senate Fails to Approve Repeal and Replace Legislation

July 27, 2017

The Senate continues to vote on amendments to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Unveils Updated Health-Care Reform Proposal

July 11, 2017

Continue to tell Congress that patient care must remain a priority for health-care reform.
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AGA Statement: Senate Bill Puts Patient Access to Health Care in Peril

June 27, 2017

Millions of Americans could lose health coverage if Congress passes the health-care reform bill introduced last week in the Senate.

2018 is a MACRA Transition Year with New Flexibilities

June 26, 2017

CMS proposed rule provides recommended updates and changes for MACRA in 2018.

GOP Unveils Health-Care Bill

June 22, 2017

Contact your members of Congress to ensure patients continue to have coverage and access to specialty care and preventative services.

Tell CMS: Proposed Rules for Hospitals Will Affect GI Practice

June 1, 2017

Medicare has proposed rules that could hinder GIs' care of patients; ensure CMS knows how it will affect you.

AGA Makes Six Recommendations to FDA on Interchangeable Biosimilars

May 25, 2017

AGA provides guidance to FDA to ensure patient safety and empower physicians.

Your Debrief on Health-Care Policy in the U.S.

April 20, 2017

Watch an interview with two Washington Insiders on the future of health reform and market forces shaping our health system.

Get an Insider's Perspective on Medical Innovation in the GI Space

Feb. 15, 2017

Register for the 2017 AGA Tech Summit to gain insight on how GI technologies evolve from concept to reality.

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.

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.

Congress Passes Continuing Resolution, Avoids Shutdown

Oct. 10, 2016

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

Is Your Practice Maintaining HIPAA Compliance?

Sept. 6, 2016

Office of Civil Rights to launch wider investigations of technology breaches affecting fewer than 500 individuals.

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.

HHS Finalizes Rule on Nondiscrimination in Health Care

Aug. 9, 2016

Health-care entities participating in federally-funded programs need to understand the rule to ensure they prevent discrimination

Are You Running Afoul of the HHS Rule on Nondiscrimination?

Aug. 9, 2016

New rules prevent discrimination in all federally funded health programs and activities.