The AGA is committed long term to the issue of quality and to demonstrating how gastroenterologists can enhance their value via improved outcomes and increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness. As part of its commitment to quality, the center the AGA Center for Quality in Practice has been instrumental in assuring that GI has a place at the table concerning quality, influencing the national agenda through membership and active participation in the National Quality Forum.
Since beginning its performance measures development work in 2006, the AGA has developed measures around several digestive health conditions and procedures. Measures include:
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Tools for GI ASCs – Resources to help you manage your ASC, including information on the ASC quality reporting program, CMS regulations, and pros and cons of ASC ownership.
ASC Safe Surgery Checklist – Printable checklist to comply with ASC quality measures requirements.
National Quality Strategy – HHS strategy to improve: the delivery/affordability of health care services, patient health outcomes and patient health.
CMS Framework for Measurement – CMS developed a framework for measurement that maps to the six HHS National Quality Strategy priorities.Epocrates Products – Point-of-care access to up-to-date information on drugs, diseases and diagnostics.
UpToDate® – An evidence-based decision support resource to help clinicians make the best decisions at the point of care.