2015-09-28 16:10:36 UTC

Digestive Health Recognition Program™ Now Open for 2015 PQRS Filing

Sept. 28, 2015

The program allows participants to submit data for PQRS and avoid significant Medicare reimbursement penalties.

The data submission period for the AGA Digestive Health Recognition Program™ (DHRP) is now open for 2015 filing. DHRP was developed as a quality improvement program and clinical data registry to allow clinicians to demonstrate quality of care in colon cancer screening, and the management of patients with HCV and/or IBD. The program allows participants to submit data for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and avoid significant Medicare reimbursement penalties.

Enrolling in DHRP has several benefits. Clinicians can report on as few as 20 patients when providing data for IBD or HCV. They can also monitor their performance on quality measures, benchmark themselves in relation to their peers, identify gaps in care and improve patient outcomes — all while avoiding PQRS penalties.The deadline to enroll for the 2015 PQRS year is Feb. 8, 2016. 

DHRP is made possible by support from: AbbVie; Gilead Science, Inc.; Janssen Biotech, Inc. and Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LLP; and Shire Pharmaceuticals. 

Members pay $300 to enroll by visiting the DHRP section of the AGA website.


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