Top Issues

AGA members on Capitol Hill.On a daily basis, AGA and our members are working to advance public policies that support the science and practice of gastroenterology. Learn more about our focus areas.


Congress must monitor implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act to ensure the intent of the law is realized.

research funding

Congress should increase NIH funding to $36 billion in FY 2018. Without increased funding, scientific discovery will languish.



Congress must move physicians to a value-based reimbursement system that ensures equitable and stable payments.

colonoscopy cost sharing

AGA urges correction of Medicare beneficiary cost sharing for screening colonoscopy.


in-office ancillary services

AGA supports the in-office ancillary services exception. Integrating services, such as anatomic pathology, into physician practices can improve patient care.

Medical liability reform

The medical liability system is in crisis. Congress must pass meaningful medical liability reform legislation.


payment stability for ascs

ASCs are convenient, cost-effective settings for outpatient procedures and should receive equitable and stable payments.

Patient access

Patients must have access to the drugs, devices, diagnostics and therapies that can improve their quality of life.