2018 AGA Postgraduate Course

June 2, 2018

Secure your spot for this clinically focused, multi-topic course that offers immediately applicable information. Held in conjunction with DDW®. Save $75 when you register by April 18.

Advocate CMS, close the colonoscopy loophole

March 8, 2018

AGA urges CMS to address the cost sharing problem that arises when screening colonoscopies become diagnostic for Medicare patients.

Get Your Screen On — Spread the Message for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Feb. 23, 2018

Life matters — by making the choice to get screened, colorectal cancer can be prevented

Attend the AGA Postgraduate Course for Practical, Take Home Information

Feb. 12, 2018

Join us on June 2-3 in Washington, D.C. This course is held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2018.

Low Rates of Gastrointestinal and Non-Gastrointestinal Complications for Screening or Surveillance Colonoscopies in a Population-Based Study

Feb. 1, 2018

After screening or surveillance colonoscopy, the rates of serious non-gastrointestinal adverse events, including myocardial infarction, stroke, and serious pulmonary events, are low and no higher than after low-risk comparator procedures.

Tell Congress: Protect the Care of and Research for Digestive Disease Patients

Jan. 23, 2018

Join AGA Virtual Advocacy Day — Thursday, Jan. 25.

New Investigators: Save Money Publishing with Gastroenterology

Jan. 10, 2018

Gastroenterology now promotes and waives page fees for “Hot Papers from New Investigators."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.