DHPA submitted a letter to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) in support of the Physician-Focused Payment Model entitled Comprehensive Colonoscopy Advanced Alternative Payment Model for Colorectal Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Surveillance (Colonoscopy Advanced APM).
The proposal aims to address an issue in payment policy in a new, innovative and more inclusive manner that will expand opportunities for participation in APMs. The Colonoscopy Advanced APM is a comprehensive, prospective bundled payment with retrospective reconciliation that will encourage practitioners from multiple specialties to collaborate and coordinate care across settings to more effectively manage patients who require colonoscopy for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, diagnosis, and surveillance, and for other diagnostic purposes.
Given the critical nature of early CRC screening as a tool in fighting colon cancer, and the serious deficiencies in screening rates that continue to exist in eligible U.S. adults age 50 to 75, the Colonoscopy Advanced APM presents a perfect opportunity to close the gaps in early detection and prevention of colon cancer.
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