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, the AQA Alliance and the AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement.
AGA Digestive Health Recognition ProgramTM
Demonstrate and be recognized for superior quality of care in the treatment of IBD. The program allows participants to submit data for both BTE IBD Care Recognition and the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System.
Funded in part by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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Since beginning its performance measures development work in 2006, the AGA has developed measures around several digestive health conditions and procedures. Measures include:
- AGA Quality and Outcomes Measures
- IBD Measures
- Endoscopy Measures
- Hepatitis C Measures
- Patient Care Experience
- Choosing Wisely®
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
PQRS provides an incentive payment to report data on quality measures for covered professional services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries.
AGA Center for Quality in Practice
The center seeks to enhance quality and safety in the practice of gastroenterology by helping members assess and improve quality in their practice.
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.
“A Clean Start” – Priority issues from the AAMI/FDA Medical Device Reprocessing Summit.
Epocrates Products – Point-of-care access to up-to-date information on drugs, diseases and diagnostics.
PDR Network – Register to receive critical drug safety information without delay via PDR Drug Alerts.
RxEvent – Adverse drug events are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S.; if you suspect an adverse drug event report it.