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.
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 applauds Dr. Andrew Gurman, president-elect of the American Medical Association for setting the record straight on the In-Office Ancillary Services Exemption in an op-ed published in the Hill’s Congress Blog today. The op-ed is one of the strongest statements the AMA has ever made in defense of the IOASE and its unique role in protecting […]
Despite its proven value in producing better health outcomes at lower costs, the integrated model of health care delivery in the independent setting faces threats. President Obama’s 2016 budget proposes abolishing in-office ancillary services protection for advanced diagnostic imaging, anatomic pathology, physical therapy, and radiation therapy services. Also, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued […]
While the integrated model of health care delivery in the independent medical practice setting has been proven to produce better health outcomes at lower costs, President Obama’s 2016 budget would make it illegal for integrated physician practices to provide ancillary services such as advanced imaging, radiation therapy, anatomic pathology and physical therapy. The GOP Doctors […]
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: Colonoscopy utilization—and related anatomic pathology—increased in recent years as the standard of care demanded more frequent screening to detect colon cancer, including the […]