Show Your Patriotic Spirit This Weekend: Advocate for GI Practices and Patients!

What are some important bills impacting GI in Congress? In your state? How can you easily voice your support?

ACG's Legislative Action Center is your indispensable one-stop resource to review and advocate for various federal and state bills impacting our profession, practice, and patients.

New! Urge Congress to Support the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107). This bill provides for greater transparency and reduces barriers created by prior authorization requirements in the Medicare Advantage Program.

Urge Congress to support the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2019 (S. 668/H.R. 1570). We are almost at a crucial milestone of getting 290 cosponsors for H.R. 1570!

Urge Congress to support the Safe Step Act (H.R. 2279). This bill provides exemptions for Step Therapy protocols and removes current barriers in accessing medication for our patients.

Urge Congress to support the Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 966, H,R, 2282). This legislation provides CMS the regulatory authority to create exceptions under the Stark Law for alternative payment models (APMs) in Medicare and removes barriers in the current law to the development and operation of voluntary APMs.

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.

Practice Management Podcast: Listen. Learn. Apply to Your Practice.

The ACG Practice Management Committee is proud to introduce a new podcast offering deeper insights into one of the latest Practice Management Toolbox articles on Professional Service Agreements with a Hospital System.

Podcast – Alignment but NOT Employment: Professional Service Agreements with a Hospital System

Listen as Dr. Louis J. Wilson, Chair of ACG's Practice Management Committee, goes deeper into the topic with authors Stephen T. Amann, MD, FACG, of Digestive Health Specialists, Tupelo, MS and James C. DiLorenzo, MD, New York Associates at Montefiore and New York GI Center, LLC.

Read the Article

What is the Practice Management toolbox?

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.

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. They include a brief introduction, a topic overview, specific suggestions, helpful examples and a list of resources or references. Each month a new edition of the Toolbox will be released and will then remain available here along with all previous editions. The Practice Management Committee is confident this series will a provide valuable resource for members striving to optimize their practices.

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