The Digestive Health Physicians Association strongly supports the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (S. 624, HR. 1220), bipartisan legislation to remove financial barriers to life-saving colorectal cancer screenings and treatment for Medicare beneficiaries.
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.
Learn why Medicare patients will continue to face unfair fees for colonoscopies unless Congress passes the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act.
At the request of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, DHPA submitted comments in support of the “site-of-service” provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.
March 9, 2015, Washington, D.C. – 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 introducing legislation that would remove barriers to life-saving colorectal cancer screenings and treatment. “On behalf of our 1,200 physician members who last year treated more than […]
In July 2014, DHPA wrote to Representative Charlie Dent to express support for his legislation, the “Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2014.” The legislation sought to remove a Medicare loophole that required patients to pay a co-pay if a polyp was discovered and removed during a routine diagnostic colonoscopy — a procedure which […]