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.
The outdated Stark Law should be modernized to provide clarity and flexibility for independent GI practices to participate in value-based payment models.
Integrated models of care allow for better coordination across specialties, translating into higher quality, lower cost and more accessible care for patients.
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.
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.