By the time this column appears in print we will know whether the US Senate passed a version of the GOP health care bill. If so, millions of our patients will be at risk of losing insurance coverage in the name of tax and deficit reduction. I refer you to an article I wrote for the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology about the potential transition from Obamacare to Trumpcare.
Our “Flashback” article this month concerns another long-running Congressional issue: repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate and implementation of value-based reimbursement. We thank Dr. Larry Kosinski for his commentary and for successfully creating the first GI-specific alternative payment model to be endorsed by CMS.
John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF, FACP
Editor in Chief