The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule which, if finalized, would drastically cut reimbursement rates for colonoscopy and other lower GI endoscopy procedures. During a recent meeting with officials at CMS, leaders from ACG, AGA, and ASGE argued that proposed colonoscopy reimbursement cuts were made on flawed data.
We also need your community’s support to help fight these cuts. Access this “playbook” for a petition to hang up at your practice, and how you send these signatures to ACG.
Contact your legislators during the August recess
Congress can escape the hot weather in Washington D.C. but we must keep the heat on them!
To assist members ACG has created a strategic “playbook” with resources for GI clinicians. Access this “playbook” now for information on how you can engage your policy makers, colleagues, and patients.
ACG urges you and your colleagues to help us oppose these proposed cuts.
Carroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG, ACG National Affairs Chair