House Drug Pricing Bill HR 3 Includes the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Provisions
Good News! The House Drug Pricing bill, HR 3, includes a section on removing barriers to colorectal cancer screening that ACG has long championed. Next week's vote is one step closer to fixing a Medicare glitch known as the "post-polypectomy surprise."
On Thursday, the House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce released the House Leadership's plan on reducing drug prices, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (HR 3). Included in this package is a top legislative priority for ACG: removing Medicare beneficiary cost-sharing when a polyp is removed during a screening colonoscopy. Thank you to all ACG members whose tireless advocacy efforts helped get this essential provision included in a major health care legislative package.
An Update From Your ACG Pennsylvania Governors: Working With the PA State Legislature on Important Legislation Impacting Our Patients
Recently, ACG joined the Pennsylvania Society of Gastroenterology (PSG) in Pennsylvania, advocating for HB 1194, a bill designed to limit the use of step therapy and prior authorization.
ACG Governor for Eastern Pennsylvania Joyann Kroser, MD, FACG, Pennsylvania State Representative Steve Barrar,
and ACG Board of Trustee Member Immanuel Ho, MD, FACG
Learn more about the PSG here.
Use ACG's state society website to learn more about what is going on in other states across the U.S.
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.
Feel free to use the link below in the "Contact Your Governor" box to let your Governor know of any issues affecting you or your practice, as it will help them help you! They're a great resource and your direct link to ACG.
New Podcast! ACG Practice Management Toolbox: Marketing Your Practice in the Digital Era
This week, we have the next installment in the ACG Practice Management Toolbox Podcast series. The podcast deals with "Marketing Your Practice in the Digital Era" and making sure you are using social media and the internet to the fullest extent possible to most effectively market your practice.
What is the Practice Management Toolbox?
The Toolbox is a series of short articles, written by practicing gastroenterologists, that provide members with easily accessible information to improve their practices. Each article covers an issue important to private practice gastroenterologists and physician-lead clinical practices.