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For 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) raised the bar for physicians and practices participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program (QPP), which was established under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). It will now be more difficult to earn the increasing number of […]

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“Equal pay for equal work,” is an expression that has resonated in our society since the early 20th century, evolving as the watchword for the women’s movement in post-war, industrial America. Women who were doing “men’s work” in the wartime workforce were devalued at war’s end. Confident in their abilities and empowered by the possibilities, […]

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Robert “Bob” Funderburg was well-known in Rockford, IL, and throughout the state as a successful businessman and philanthropist. Both Bob and his wife, Sally, were active in many charitable causes in Rockford and Chicago, particularly focusing their efforts in the areas of health care, the arts and education. In the spring of 1990, Bob’s life […]

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“Faster” is the new normative way of living and the demand for instant results affects every aspect of our lives. We want instant access to movies that can be streamed from our devices. We want our shopping purchases to be shipped to our door on the same day. We want the most reliable and accurate […]

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Additional contributors to this article: Jon Sanders, PHD, Anupriya Tripathi, Qiyun Zhu, Phd. The American Gut Project1 is the country’s largest open source crowd-funded citizen science project in existence today. As of early 2017, the project has raised over $2 million and processed over 14,000 samples from over 10,000 individuals (and counting). Over the last […]

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The mission of the AGA Institute Research Policy Committee (RPC) is to promote basic and clinical research in gastroenterology and hepatology. Over the last year, the RPC has engaged in several activities to further this mission. First, the RPC offered the AGA Institute Governing Board formal recommendations regarding prioritization and allocation of AGA’s endowment for […]