Measure and Demonstrate Improved Patient Health Outcomes

March 07, 2014

In late spring 2014, AGA’s successful Digestive Health Recognition Program™ (DHRP) will expand to include colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and surveillance. DHRP helps clinicians easily meet Medicare and private insurer reporting requirements, benchmark against other practices and complete Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements. DHRP uses rigorously developed, evidence-based measures developed by gastroenterologists. DHRP is currently available for IBD and hepatitis C.

Avoid CMS PQRS Penalties
Participants can use the DHRP to collect and report quality measures data for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in order to avoid penalties.

Complete MOC Requirements
Data that is collected as part of DHRP can also be used to meet quality measurement requirements for ABIM’s Practice Improvement Modules (PIMs). The program allows you to easily capture the pre- and post-intervention data necessary to complete your PIM, all using the same data, measures and process through DHRP.

How to Register
Eligible applicants include individual MDs, DOs, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have screened at least 25 patients for CRC or treated at least 25 IBD or HCV patients within the previous year. Eligible PQRS applicants must report on at least 11 unique Medicare Part B FFS patients billed to CMS.

Register for IBD or HCV DHRP today by visiting www.agarecognition.org.

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