Today the Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) filed comments in response to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Proposed Rule for Calendar Year 2017 issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). DHPA’s comments focused on steps that CMS has proposed to implement the site neutrality provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 […]
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...
Over the past three months, the Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) has continued to fight for the ability of independent gastroenterology practices to provide high quality and cost-efficient care in the independent GI medical practice setting. In April, we voiced our opposition to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Proposed Part B Drug Payment […]
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, […]