Hepatitis

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Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Most cases are caused by a virus, but it can also be caused by drug or alcohol use. The type of viral hepatitis is named after the virus it is caused by: hepatitis A, B, C, D or E. Some forms are mild, while others can be serious. There are some vaccines and treatments available for viral forms.

Hepatitis C (HCV) is the most common form of viral hepatitis. Symptoms are often flu-like, but not severe, and many patients have no symptoms at all. HCV can be acute or chronic. There are treatments available for HCV. People born from 1945-1965 are five times more likely to have HCV and should be encouraged to get screened.

Through the HCV Clinical Service Line, AGA offers tools to help you become more efficient, understand quality standards and improve the process of care for patients.  

 

 

educate your patients

 

Educate Yourself

HCV Care Tools for Physicians

Use the below tools to determine the best care decisions for your patients with hepatitis C. These resources will help you practice evidence-based medicine. 

Hepatitis C Virus Infection Care Pathway — A report from the AGA HCV Care Pathway Work Group

Hepatitis C Screening and Evaluation Clinical Decision Support Tool

 

Manage Your Practice

Manage your practice with useful resources and practice improvement tools including CPT, HCPCS and ICD-10 codes that are commonly used for GI procedures.

HCV CPT Codes (PDF)

ICD-10 Resource Center

Measure Your quality

Several mechanisms are available for capturing quality data related to the care of patients with HCV.

PCPI Measures for HCV (PDF)