The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) has recommended Project Sonar, 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 PTAC in support […]
Protecting Patient Access to Integrated GI Care in the Independent Setting
In an age when quality of care, cost-effectiveness and transparency are more important than ever, data demonstrates that high-quality, integrated care delivered in the independent medical practice setting is worthy of protection as an alternative to care that is often more costly when furnished in the hospital setting.
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 […]
The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) today applauded U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) for re-introducing legislation that would remove barriers to life-saving colorectal cancer screenings and treatment. The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (S. 479) would waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer […]
Corrects misguided meaningful use provision aimed at ambulatory surgery centers December 15, 2016, Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes provisions from the Electronic Health Fairness Act that will protect physicians who furnish care in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) from potential penalties tied to the Medicare […]
December 15, 2016, Washington, D.C. – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today it is abandoning plans to finalize a rule proposed earlier this year to implement a new Medicare Part B Payment Model that would have dramatically changed Medicare reimbursement for drugs administered in physician offices. The controversial proposal would have […]