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.

Use nationally-recognized measures.

AGA works with national quality measurement organizations to develop guidelines-based, nationally-recognized quality measures. These measures are accepted by entities such as CMS and private payors as methods for demonstrating your quality and meeting standards for recognition and rewards.

Demonstrate quality

Demonstrate excellence in CRC screening and surveillance, and IBD and HCV care.

The AGA Digestive Health Recognition Program™ provides a fast, fully-integrated way to meet CMS Physician Quality Reporting System requirements and demonstrate excellence to payors across the nation.

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.

There are a number of federal quality improvement programs that will affect physician reimbursement. Learn more about the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the value-based payment modifier (VBPM) and meaningful use to prepare and successfully implement the required changes.

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.

Report your measurement data and reap the rewards of your efforts.

Enroll in the AGA Digestive Health Recognition Program to report on quality measures and achieve payor and CMS Physician PQRS standards and incentives.

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.


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