Colonoscopy

Important Opportunity to Advise CMS on Colonoscopy Episode

Oct. 26, 2017

It is critical that you share your feedback with CMS by Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Tips to Avoid a 2019 Payment Penalty

Oct. 19, 2017

Report on one measure for one patient for the 2017 Quality Payment Program Performance Year.

Closing the Colonoscopy Loophole

Oct. 4, 2017

AGA committee member Shazia Mehmood Siddique’s Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed explains how current legislation is hurting patients.

Colonoscopy Cost Measure to be Tested for MIPS

Oct. 4, 2017

Prepare now to share your thoughts on the value of the measure with CMS.

Spotlight on Fellow-Led Quality Improvement Projects

Oct. 3, 2017

These 19 projects presented at DDW® 2017 showcase the extensive work being done by fellows to improve the quality of care provided to GI patients.

My Inaugural Visit to Capitol Hill

Sept. 28, 2017

Dr. Nice Toriz learned that it’s urgent to participate in advocacy to ensure that Congress hears the voice of GI.

AGA Spanish Patient Education Materials at Your Fingertips

Sept. 26, 2017

Spanish materials cover a range of topics including colorectal cancer, colonoscopy, pancreatitis and more.
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Bolus Administration of Fentanyl and Midazolam for Colonoscopy Increases Endoscopy Unit Efficiency and Safety Compared With Titrated Sedation

Sept. 1, 2017

We found that compared with titrated administration of sedative, bolus dosing improves endoscopy unit efficiency and safety and decreases the amount of sedative required.

AGA Members Meet with Rep. Gene Green at Baylor College

Aug. 24, 2017

In-district meetings personalize GI for congressional legislators.

A Rarissime Case of Abnormally Appearing Appendix

Aug. 24, 2017

A 68-year-old woman presented for screening colonoscopy.

“Errare Humanum Est, Perseverare Autem Diabolicum”

July 26, 2017

What caused two capsule recordings inside a 79-year-old man to stop recording after only 20 minutes?

Febrile Attacks With a Refractory Colonic Lesion

July 12, 2017

Gastroenterology image challenge involves a 68-year old woman with refractory inflammatory bowel disease and history of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Task Force Releases Updated Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening

June 22, 2017

Colonoscopy and FIT tests are recommended as first line screening tests for average risk patients beginning at age 50.

Task Force Presents New Ranking of Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests

June 20, 2017

Colonoscopy and FIT tests are recommended as first line screening tests for average risk patients beginning at age 50.

2017-18 AGA GI Resource Catalog is Now Available

June 6, 2017

Download the catalog to find resources that will address all of your professional needs.

Fecal Immunochemical Test Detects Sessile Serrated Adenomas and Polyps With a Low Level of Sensitivity

June 1, 2017

In a prospective study of 6198 subjects receiving the FIT and colonoscopy, we found that the FIT detected SSA/Ps with significantly lower levels of sensitivity than conventional adenoma.

Increased Post-procedural Non-gastrointestinal Adverse Events After Outpatient Colonoscopy in High-risk Patients

June 1, 2017

We studied the effects of antithrombotic agents, cardiopulmonary comorbidities, and age on risk of non-GI AEs after colonoscopy.

An Unusual Appearance of the Colon Wall

May 31, 2017

This Gastroenterology image challenge focuses on a 64-year-old man reporting occasional abdominal cramps, but otherwise without any symptoms or medical problems.

FUSE Outperforms Forward-viewing Colonoscopy in Detecting Dysplasia in Patients With IBD

May 23, 2017

Researchers report on the advantages of full-spectrum endoscopy (FUSE) in detecting dysplastic lesions. Read more about this study in the AGA Journals Blog.

Unsuspected Colonic Hemorrhage Found on Screening Colonoscopy

April 27, 2017

A 68-year-old man with hypertension, multiple sclerosis, and neurogenic bladder underwent an inpatient bowel cleansing owing to immobility for a routine screening colonoscopy.

An Unusual Appearance of the Colon Wall

April 26, 2017

A 64-year-old man presented for his first average-risk screening colonoscopy.

AGA Institute President Meets With Key Lawmakers on Capitol Hill

April 19, 2017

Dr. Wang discussed NIH funding and access to CRC screenings.

PTAC Payment Model Recommendations Include a GI Option

April 12, 2017

An advanced Alternative Payment Model for IBD will be tested as a potential physician-focused payment model.

AGA Postgraduate Course: Early Bird Deadline is March 22

March 13, 2017

After Wednesday, registration rates will go up by $75. AGA members receive deep discounts .