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 […]
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 submitted a letter to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) in support of the Physician-Focused Payment Model entitled Comprehensive Colonoscopy Advanced Alternative Payment Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Surveillance (Colonoscopy Advanced APM). The proposal aims to address an issue in payment policy in a new, innovative and more inclusive manner […]
DHPA submitted a letter to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) in support of a Project Sonar (PS) Advanced APM, stating that it would be of tremendous consequence as the physicians in DHPA member practices care for patients with IBD. In particular, there are four aspects of PS that make it a Physician-Focused […]
DHPA filed comments in response to CMS’s interim final rule implementing the site-neutrality payment provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA). Congress enacted provisions in the BBA to “curb the practice of hospital acquisition of physician practices,” whereby hospitals acquire physician groups or ASCs, designate them “off-campus, provider-based departments” and bill for services […]
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 […]