AGA Roadmap to the Future of GI Practice


To flourish under health-care reform, gastroenterologists must demonstrate high-value care. The AGA Roadmap to the Future of GI Toolbox is full of practical, easy-to-use information to help improve the care you provide patients and demonstrate your value to payors.


Deliver High-Value Care

Practice evidence-based medicine.

AGA develops and keeps you up to date with the latest clinical guidelines so you can treat patients using evidence based, established standards of care.

Demonstrate quality

Prepare for value-based reimbursement.

AGA's Web pages Procedures and Conditions & Diseases were developed to provide you the tools needed to be more efficient, understand quality standards, receive appropriate reimbursements and improve the process of care for your patients.

Maximize Revenue

Understand federal policies that impact reimbursement.

MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) went into effect in 2017 and replaces the Sustainable Growth Rate formula. It significantly changes the way physicians are reimbursed by offering two tracks from which practitioners can choose from: 1) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS); and 2) Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Learn more about MACRA.

Utilize tools to help patient care and demonstrate value.

To flourish under health-care reform, GIs must demonstrate high-value care. AGA provides practical, easy-to-use information to help improve your patient care and demonstrate value to payors.

Improve your coding.

Use AGA's coding resources to help you identify missed billing opportunities, avoid costly denials and protect your profits. 

Use innovative payment models to maximize rewards.

AGA works with national payors to develop payment models to help GIs thrive. These emerging payment structures include the development of care bundles, which share risk across providers and reward high-quality GI care.

Develop new business lines.

AGA has developed non-procedural business lines in nutrition, geriatrics and women’s health to expand practice services and boost revenue. See the special publication on this topic. Learn more.


Glossary of Tools