ACG Active on Step Therapy Legislation at the National Level
ACG continues to work with policymakers on reducing administrative and practice management burdens borne by ACG members. Check out the new ACG tools on this top priority, including:
Conquering the Prior Authorization Maze: A collaboration between physicians and pharmacists offer strategies to successfully navigate the challenges of prior authorization. Check out the article here.
Working with Legislators on Step Therapy and Prior Authorization: Good news on step therapy legislation. Recently U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and others introduced the Senate companion bill on limiting step therapy and prior authorization burdens. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, MD champions this bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.
ACG Active at the State and Local Level
ACG is active on the state and local level as well! ACG Governors continue to work with state legislators and state medical societies. Next week, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Healthcare Financing will hold an important hearing on the state's step therapy bill. ACG is part of a coalition participating in this hearing. Please urge your support for the bill!
New! ACG Practice Management Toolbox Article: Improving Patient Flow Efficiency to Your Practice
There are many ways to structure a project to improve the patient throughput in a medical practice. We recommend organizing the project by dividing the process based on the pathway to care.This pathway includes tasks starting before the patient arrives, before and during the direct patient interaction, and finishing with initiation of care plans and discharge.
Click here to read the latest addition to the ACG Practice Management Toolbox.
The ACG Board of Governors Continues to Represent Members in Washington D.C.: Urge Speaker Pelosi to Pass H.R. 1570
From Neil Stollman, MD, FACG and Patrick Young, MD, FACG, Chair and Vice Chair of the ACG Board of Governors:
ACG Board of Governors Chair Neil Stollman, MD, FACG
ACG Board of Governors Vice Chair Patrick Young, MD, FACG
Read the ACG Board of Governors letter to Speaker Pelosi here.
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.