The ACG Board of Governors will be on Capitol Hill next week advocating for issues important to GI practices. Congress and CMS consistently need to hear more about the difficulty in maintaining a GI practice in this current environment of lower reimbursement but higher administrative burdens.
Is your practice potentially limiting Medicare patient volume due to the extraordinary burden of declining reimbursement compounding growing regulatory mandates? Contact your ACG Governor so ACG can better educate Congress on these important state and local issues impacting their constituents.
Have you signed ACG’s petition to reverse Medicare’s cuts to colonoscopy? Sign it now. Have your partners and patients sign it, too. Congress needs to hear how short-sighted policies impact their constituents.
The ACG Board of Governors is one of the most unique aspects of the College, acting as a two-way conduit between the College leadership and the membership at-large. This helps the College make certain that it is meeting the evolving needs of the membership.
Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG
Chair, ACG National Affairs Committee