Published in Becker’s GI & Endoscopy Three years ago, a group of physicians representing independent gastroenterology practices met in a Starbucks on Capitol Hill to discuss pending legislation threatening independent practices. The proposed legislation would have limited the use of integrated pathology in the independent practice setting, alleging that independent physicians overutilize pathology services because […]
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Published in Morning Consult Although many people have heard of the Hippocratic Oath, they may not be familiar with the Declaration of Geneva, which was adopted in 1948 by the World Medical Association to define a physician’s dedication to the humanitarian goals of medicine. The declaration is intended as a modern formulation of the oath’s […]
A collection of GI policy-related news curated weekly by DHPA. Topics include: MACRA, MIPs, APMs, Medicare, ambulatory surgery centers and other issues of importance to GI physicians providing high quality and cost-efficient care in the independent medical practice setting.
Published in American Journal of Managed Care As physicians, the health of our patients is always our first consideration. But unfortunately, patients aren’t always permitted to benefit from the treatment plan that physicians prescribe. Some patients are forced to try one or more medications that end up not helping them before insurers will allow the […]
Pulished in Healio The bipartisan legislation, “The Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act of 2017,” was recently introduced by the Senate to modernize the Stark Law and eliminate the barriers it poses to care coordination. Read More >>