The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) has recommended Project Sonar (PS), a proposed Physician-Focused Payment Model (PFPM) on Crohn’s Disease to be implemented as a limited-scale pilot program with parameters determined by Secretary Tom Price of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In January, DHPA submitted a letter to the PTAC […]
Today the Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) joined nearly 200 physician, patient and other advocacy organizations in signing a letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) expressing concern about a set of recommendations that MedPAC is considering which, if adopted, would make it more challenging for physicians to offer medicines under Medicare Part B […]
Today’s MedPAC recommendations on Medicare Part B and session on improving MACRA Today, MedPAC presented draft recommendations on “Medicare Part B payment policies,” listed below. The recommendations intend to enhance the Average Sales Price (ASP) system including: improving ASP reporting, reducing Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC) payments to WAC + 3%, creating an inflation rebate which […]
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DHPA is always looking for new and innovative ways to support independent GI practices. In one of the most recent developments, DHPA sent letters to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) in support of two new advanced alternative payment models (APMs)—the Project Sonar Advanced APM and Colonoscopy Advanced Alternative Payment Model for Colorectal […]