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.
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...
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.
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 […]