Learn why Medicare patients will continue to face unfair fees for colonoscopies unless Congress passes the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act.
The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) is a trade association of independent gastroenterology physician practices with the aim of promoting and preserving accessible, high quality and cost-efficient care in the independent GI medical practice setting.
As our healthcare system shifts from a fee-for-service model to value-based care, two payment structures incentivized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) are the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs).
The Digestive Health Physicians Association strongly supports the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (S. 624, HR. 1220), bipartisan legislation to remove financial barriers to life-saving colorectal cancer screenings and treatment for Medicare beneficiaries.
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.