This Week – September 29, 2018

This Week in Washington, D.C.

  • ACG Urges CMS to Grant MIPS Exemptions for States Impacted by Hurricane Florence
  • FDA Pediatric IBD Workshop: Register to Attend November Event

ACG Urges CMS to Grant MIPS Exemptions for States Impacted by Hurricane Florence

This week, your ACG Governors from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia urged CMS Administrator Seema Verma to grant CY 2018 MIPS reporting hardship exemptions for those ACG members impacted by Hurricane Florence.  ACG successfully advocated for similar hardship exemptions last year, and also shepherded a resolution through the American Medical Association House of Delegates meeting in November 2017.  ACG urged CMS to announce waivers for MIPS-eligible clinicians in these states for the CY 2018 reporting year, to facilitate their complete recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Florence.

Please read the ACG Governors’ letter to CMS here.

The ACG Board of Governors will continue to advocate on behalf of clinical GI and our patients, including efforts to reduce the regulatory burdens of GI practices.

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.


FDA Pediatric IBD Workshop:
Register to Attend November Event

ACG and other like-minded organizations are working in collaboration with the FDA on a Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Workshop. This event will take place on Friday, November 16, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event is located at FDA’s White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Building #31 – Room 1503A; Silver Spring, MD 20903. Remote participation is available.

This workshop is open to the public with no cost to attend, but registration is still required. Clinicians, investigators, patients and parents of patients, device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and regulators are encouraged to attend.

Goals and Objectives:

  • The aim of the workshop will be to discuss current barriers to expeditious pediatric IBD drug development and steps to overcome them.
  • Specific topics will include a review of the legislation relevant to pediatric trials, extrapolation, trial design considerations, dose selection and the level of evidence required to establish safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients with IBD.

Register here.