A Strong Presence at DHPA 2016 Fall Meeting
DHPA’s fall board meeting was a testament to our growth over the past two years and the dedication of our members to preserving and promoting patient access to high-quality, cost-efficient and integrated care furnished in independent GI practices.
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DHPA Submits Comments to CMS on Outpatient Prospective Payment System
DHPA filed comments in response to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Proposed Rule for Calendar Year 2017 issued by CMS. DHPA’s comments focused on steps that CMS has proposed to implement the site neutrality provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. Those provisions limit new hospital off-campus provider-based departments from billing at higher costs under the OPPS. Learn More >>
Other Policy News
DHPA welcomes three new members since July, Grastroenterology Associates of the Piedmont in North Carolina, South Jersey Gastroenterology in New Jersey, and Connecticut Gastroenterology Consultants. With these additions, DHPA now stands at 64 members across 31 states. Learn More >>
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Medicare Accountable Care Organization Results For 2015: The Journey To Better Quality And Lower Costs Continues
A breakdown of CMS data finds differences in performance and quality among ACOs, but smaller and physician-led ACOs performed better than larger groups. Read More >>
Study: Using Ambulatory Centers Reduces Outpatient Costs
A Healthcare Bluebook analysis found that ambulatory surgery center prices are significantly lower than hospital outpatient prices. Read More >>
MIPS Explained: 4 Categories Physicians Must Master
Here are the four CMS proposed Merit-based Incentive Payment System categories physicians and practices must master by January. Read More>>