U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) visited DHPA member, Huron Gastroenterology, and met with the group’s physicians regarding healthcare issues being debated in the U.S. Congress. DHPA Board member, Dr. Naresh Gunaratnam, who also serves as research director at Huron Gastro, and his colleagues discussed with Sen. Stabenow the importance of preserving the high quality, cost […]
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 268 other leading physician organizations in sending a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Thomas E. Price, regarding recent policy recommendations that, if implemented, could jeopardize seniors’ access to physician-administered drugs under Medicare Part B, force community clinics to close, and increase costs for seniors. […]
The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) has recommended Project Sonar, a proposed Physician-Focused Payment Model (PFPM) on Crohn’s Disease to be implemented as a limited-scale pilot program with parameters determined by Secretary Tom Price of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In January, DHPA submitted a letter to PTAC in support […]
Today the Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) joined nearly 200 physician, patient and other advocacy organizations in signing a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) expressing concern about a set of recommendations that MedPAC is considering which, if adopted, would make it more challenging for physicians to offer medicines under Medicare Part B […]
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 […]