2010-06-18 13:56:26 UTC

NQF Releases Endoscopy/Polyp Surveillance Measures for Public Comment

June 18, 2010

The National Quality Forum (NQF) is conducting a public comment period for three endoscopy and polyp surveillance measures. The measures were jointly developed by the AGA, ASGE and the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® in 2008. One of those measures, Endoscopy & Polyp Surveillance: Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps — Avoidance of Inappropriate Use, is included in the CMS 2010 Physician Quality Reporting Initiative program.

All three measures were recently reviewed by an NQF Steering Committee and have been recommended for endorsement. As part of the endorsement process, the measures are now out for public comment. Public comments must be submitted no later than 6 p.m. ET, June 29, 2010. Learn more and submit comments.

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