Protecting Patient Access to Integrated GI Care in the Independent Setting
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.
Modernizing the Stark Law
The outdated Stark Law should be modernized to provide clarity and flexibility for independent GI practices to participate in value-based payment models.
Saving the In Office Ancillary Service Exception (IOASE)
Integrated models of care allow for better coordination across specialties, translating into higher quality, lower cost and more accessible care for patients.
Pathology Services Utilization
Recent data, including 2009-2013 Medicare data relating to the cost and utilization of anatomic pathology (AP) services, demonstrates that the GAO report fails to tell the full story about cost and utilization.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion
DHPA’s core mission to promote and protect patient access to the highest quality, cost-efficient gastroenterological care includes working to root out health care policies that exacerbate racial disparities in health care access, delivery and treatment.