The physician self-referral law, know as the “Stark Law,” was passed by Congress in 1989 and substantially amended in 1993. Health care delivery has changed dramatically since then, but this antiquated state has not kept pace with new and innovative delivery models.
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...
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.
The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) joined 21 other leading physician organizations in sending a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means with policy recommendations for modernizing the Stark Law.
At the request of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, DHPA submitted comments on ways to modernize the Stark Law.