Advocacy and Policy

Policy Issues

ASGE works with policymakers to ensure the best possible access to colorectal cancer screening for all eligible individuals and consistent with United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations.  

Following are some of the top issues ASGE focuses on with our advocacy efforts.

Colorectal Cancer Screening, Prevention and Treatment

Support efforts to ensure colonoscopy access and coverage for all age-appropriate patients, eliminate disparities in screening rates, increase awareness of preventive services, and promote USPTF-approved screening methods. 

Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Support efforts to increase Medicare reimbursement for services performed in ASC and to mitigate regulatory burden. 

Endoscopic Research

Increase federal funding for basic and applied endoscopic research. 

Medicare Physician Payment Reform

Assure appropriate physician payment while influencing alternative payment and care delivery models.