ACG and GI Societies to Fight Medicare Cuts to Colonoscopy
ACG and the GI societies are committed to fighting the proposed cuts to reimbursement rates for colonoscopy and other lower GI endoscopy procedures. We are scheduled to meet with CMS leadership next week. ACG continues to urge members of Congress to help oppose these cuts as well as cosponsor the SCREEN Act (S. 1079; HR 2035), which would maintain colonoscopy reimbursement at the 2015 levels and until the Medicare fee for service reimbursement system changes take place beginning in 2019. The SCREEN Act is currently the only legislation that deals with these changes to colonoscopy reimbursement. Read my full post
What You Can Do
ACG wants to share with CMS officials next week data on how cuts of up to 19 percent will affect GI practices. Please take the time and complete this quick poll and help us fight for fair reimbursement for you.
From the ACG Blog, July 17, 2015
By: Caroll D. Koscheski, MD, FACG, National Affairs Committee Chair