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What GIs Need to Know About Patient Surveys

Dec. 19, 2013

The use of patient surveys is going to become more widespread as reimbursement moves away from fee-for-service. Gastroenterologists need to understand how to use these surveys to enhance patient care and maintain reimbursement.

Measuring patient experience is not easy, yet with the shift away from fee-for-service programs, patient and caregiver experience and outcomes become a vitally important part of provider reimbursement. 

Patient experience surveys play an important role in providing patient-centered care and value-based purchasing. In an article in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, “Patient Experience Surveys: What Every Gastroenterologist Needs to Know,” Dr. Maged K. Rizk and colleagues help GIs understand the framework, implementation and implications of the major patient experience surveys used today. 

A proactive approach to these surveys will include a team-based approach and health information technology to help gastroenterologists stay ahead of the evolving health-care landscape.

This insightful article is one in the “The Road Ahead” series, which is part of the AGA Roadmap to the Future of Practice.

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