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.
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.