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 […]
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.
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 […]
The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) commends more than 240 lawmakers for signing a bi-partisan letter sent to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opposing its recently proposed Medicare Part B payment rule, which was developed without stakeholder input and imposes cuts that would severely harm patient access to essential medications. In the letter, […]
The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) has joined a coalition of more than 300 leading patient, disease and provider organizations in sending a letter to congressional leadership requesting that they ask the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to permanently withdraw its proposed rule that would implement a new “Medicare Part B Payment Model.” […]