A collection of news articles on gastroenterology and other issues relevant to physicians and administrators in independent GI practices.
In June 2015, DHPA worked with the GOP Doctors Caucus to oppose the repeal of the in-office ancillary services exception (IOASE). DHPA, along with the GOP Doctors Caucus, provided data to Congress in a letter that showed physician practices should be able to provide ancillary services such as advanced imaging, physical therapy, radiation therapy and anatomic […]
Recent data, including 2009-2013 Medicare data relating to the cost and utilization of anatomic pathology (AP) services, demonstrates that the GAO report fails to tell the full story about cost and utilization: Colonoscopy utilization—and related anatomic pathology—increased in recent years as the standard of care demanded more frequent screening to detect colon cancer, including the […]
By Carrie Pallardy Full article at Becker’s ASC Review This past year was a tumultuous time for healthcare and all of its specialties. From patient engagement and technology to remaining independent, four gastroenterologists discuss what they believe were the top issues for their field in 2014. Scott R. Ketover, MD, AGAF, President and Chairman of […]
GI Physician Trade Group Applauds Advocates for Urging Policymakers to Safeguard Access to Lifesaving Colonoscopy July 21, 2014, Washington, D.C. – The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) today applauded the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network for convening more than 30 colorectal cancer advocates and survivors on Capitol Hill to support legislation introduced by Rep. Charlie […]