AGA position: Patients should have timely access to the care their health care providers deem medically necessary.
Support legislation to reduce prior authorization hassles in Medicare Advantage.
AGA position: Drug affordability should be focused on decreasing out-of-pocket expenses for patients, maintaining reasonable incentives for innovation, increasing cost transparency, promoting shared decision-making and boosting competition.
AGA position: Congress should increase NIH funding to $41.6 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2020.
Urge Congress to increase NIH funding by $2.5 billion to sustain momentum.
AGA position: Quality Payment Program (QPP) implementation must be monitored to ensure the intent of the law is realized.
AGA position: Patients should be given a clear, equitable and transparent appeals process when subjected to step therapy protocols.
Take action! Ask your member of Congress to support the Safe Step Act.
AGA position: AGA seeks regulatory relief for gastroenterology practices to enhance patient care.
AGA position: AGA urges correction of Medicare beneficiary cost sharing for screening colonoscopy.
Take Action! Oppose CMS’ proposal to require physicians to inform patients about the CRC screening coinsurance problem.
AGA position: Congress must include provisions to ensure patient access to specialty care and other essential patient protections in any new health care legislation.