ASGE Advocacy Agenda 2017-2018
To ensure physician payment appropriately reflects the value of, and effort required for, gastrointestinal endoscopic care.
To promote fairness and transparency in evolving MACRA programs including the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Models.
To ensure access to efficient and appropriate care regardless of physician ownership or setting, including imaging, pathology and anesthesia services.
Ambulatory Surgical Centers:
To highlight the value of endoscopic services performed in ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), mitigate regulatory burdens and influence the development of regulations favorable to ASCs.
Colorectal Cancer Prevention:
To ensure colonoscopy access and coverage for all age-appropriate patients, eliminate disparities in screening rates, and promote U.S. Preventative Services Task Force approved screening methods.
To ease government regulatory burdens affecting the practice of gastrointestinal endoscopy.
To increase federal funding for basic and applied endoscopic research.