The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) today applauded U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) for re-introducing legislation that would remove barriers to life-saving colorectal cancer screenings and treatment. The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (S. 479) would waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer […]
Protecting Patient Access to Integrated GI Care in the Independent Setting
In an age when quality of care, cost-effectiveness and transparency are more important than ever, data demonstrates that 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.
Corrects misguided meaningful use provision aimed at ambulatory surgery centers December 15, 2016, Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes provisions from the Electronic Health Fairness Act that will protect physicians who furnish care in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) from potential penalties tied to the Medicare […]
December 15, 2016, Washington, D.C. – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today it is abandoning plans to finalize a rule proposed earlier this year to implement a new Medicare Part B Payment Model that would have dramatically changed Medicare reimbursement for drugs administered in physician offices. The controversial proposal would have […]
DHPA today filed comments in response to CMS’s proposed rule implementing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Incentives for Alternative Payment Models (APMs). This major proposed rule establishes new ground rules for physician payments under the MACRA legislation passed by Congress last year. MACRA represents a fundamental change in the way physicians are paid […]
The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) submitted formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opposing the proposed Medicare Part B rule. Consistent with a letter from over 240 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, DHPA urged CMS to withdraw the proposed rule, raising the following concerns: The proposed policy prescribes significant shifts in […]