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 […]
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...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]