This Week – August 25, 2018
This Week in Washington, D.C.
- Don’t miss in the latest issue of ACG Magazine: ACG Governors Making an Impact and Important Practice Management Tips for ACG Members
ACG Governors Making an Impact &
Important Practice Management Tips for ACG Members
The latest issue of ACG Magazine is out! Some noteworthy articles you should be sure not to miss include stories on important public policy initiatives led by ACG Governors. ACG Governor for Oklahoma, Dr. Tauseef Ali, recounts the visit that Senator Inhofe’s staff made to his facility in June, and outlines the mutually beneficial outcome of this day, with a special focus on the frustrations with step therapy requirements and pre-authorizations. ACG has also recognized the leadership shown from ACG Governor for Puerto Rico, Wilmer Rodriguez, for his unwavering efforts and influential aid for securing funding and providing relief for the devastating effects of the hurricane. Read their stories below:
- “Invitation Accepted: from Capitol Hill to Oklahoma City, Senator Inhofe’s Staff Visits Saint Anthony Hospital,” by Tauseef Ali, MD, FACG
- “Taking the Lead: Dr. Wilmer Rodriguez Recognized for Leadership on Hurricane Relief”
Remember to contact your ACG Governor on important state and local issues impacting you and your practice.
The ACG Board of Governors is one of the most unique aspects of the American College of Gastroenterology. Governors are ACG Fellows that are elected from the membership of a particular state or region. There are currently 77 Governors across seven different regions in the U.S. and abroad. The Board of Governors acts as a two-way conduit between College leadership and the membership at-large. This helps the College make certain it is meeting the evolving needs of the membership.
The most recent issue of ACG Magazine also includes helpful articles on practice management, and the latest installments to the growing catalog of useful articles on ACG’s Practice Management Toolbox. Including:
- “Hiring and Keeping the Best Staff: Human Resource Management and Staff Development” by David L. Limauro, MD FACG and Louis J. Wilson, MD FACG
- “Getting to Yes: Five Steps to Negotiating Alternative Payment Model Arrangements” by Ann M. Bittinger, JD
Accessible, relevant, and practical projects to improve your practice.
Gastroenterologists in private practice find themselves working in a time of unprecedented transformation. Pressures are high as they make important management decisions that profoundly affect their business future, their private lives, and their ability to provide care to patients. The ACG Practice Management Committee has a mission to bring practicing colleagues together to explore solutions to overcome management challenges, to improve operations, enhance productivity, and support physician leadership. It was in this spirit that the Practice Management Toolbox was created.