A collection of news articles on gastroenterology and other issues relevant to physicians and administrators in independent GI practices.
As gastroenterologists who have chosen to care for our patients in independent medical practices, we understand the threats and opportunities that our groups—and ultimately our patients—face due to the changing health care landscape. And while our existing national societies play a vital role advocating on our behalf, it is clear that those of us who […]
Corrects unfair meaningful use provisions for physicians who perform procedures in ambulatory surgery centers August 6, 2015, Washington, D.C. – The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) today applauds passage of S. 1347, the Electronic Health Fairness Act by unanimous consent in the U.S. Senate. Similar legislation was passed in June by the U.S. House of […]
By Carrie Pallardy Full article at Becker’s GI & Endoscopy The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Electronic Health Fairness Act. Scott Ketover, MD, president of the Digestive Health Physicians Association and president and CEO of Minnesota Gastroenterology in St. Paul, weighs in on the importance of this legislation. Question: How does the passage of […]
Despite its proven value in producing better health outcomes at lower costs, the integrated model of health care delivery in the independent setting faces threats. President Obama’s 2016 budget proposes abolishing in-office ancillary services protection for advanced diagnostic imaging, anatomic pathology, physical therapy, and radiation therapy services. Also, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued […]