DHPA has submitted comments to the U.S. Health and Human Services Request for Information entitled “Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs.” In the comment letter, DHPA confirms its commitment to working with HHS as it continues the important work of realigning the country’s drug payment system to “improve health outcomes and lower […]
High-quality, integrated care delivered in the independent medical practice setting is worthy of protection as an alternative to care that is often more costly when furnished in the hospital setting. Read more...
Integrated models of care allow for better coordination across specialties, translating into higher quality, lower cost and more accessible care for patients. Read more...
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. Read more...
DHPA joined with 215 advocacy groups to voice concern about Medicare Part B proposals outlined in President Trump’s Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs and corresponding Request for Information (RFI) could have harmful consequences for patients with serious diseases. In a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, the groups wrote, “As advocates […]
DHPA strongly supports the Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act of 2017 (H.R. 4206, S. 2051), which promotes care coordination and will enable physicians to participate more fully in the value-based payment models incentivized by the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) (Pub. L. 114-10, enacted April 16, 2015). H.R. 4206, was […]
The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) applauds the proposal in President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget to establish new protections in the physician self-referral law (Stark Law) for health care services furnished through Alternative Payment Models (APMs). DHPA worked closely with Members in both chambers to develop bipartisan legislation that would do precisely what is called for in the President’s Budget.
Published in The American Journal of Managed Care As a physician, my primary concern is ensuring my patients get the best care possible, which often requires coordinating with other specialists. Every day I work with doctors in my practice—and in other practices—to give my patients access to a diverse team of experts that works together […]