Practice and Quality
The AGA Practice and Quality Department develops tools and resources to help GIs understand and prepare for changes in reimbursement and health-care delivery, while maintaining a high-quality practice.
Expertise and Opportunities
• Clinical Guidelines
Evidence-based clinical guidelines, algorithms, clinical decision support tools and patient education based on rigorous systematic reviews of the medical literature utilizing GRADE.
• Clinical Practice Updates (CPUs)
CPUs convey AGA’s opinion on the latest updates/changes in clinical practice and/or technologies based upon the current state-of-the-art and include a combination of evidence-based information and best consensus opinion.
• Practice Management
As reimbursement shifts from fee-for-service to value-based, physicians must focus on the quality, rather than the quantity, of services provided. AGA offers tools and services to help practices thrive in the new accountable-care environment.
AGA has been a leader in developing quality measures to demonstrate how gastroenterologists can enhance their value via improved outcomes and increased efficiency and cost-effective care.
Reimbursement and MACRA Resources
Bundled Payment Options
Our growing library of educational content to support practitioners includes downloadable patient-friendly guides on GI diseases in English and Spanish.
Many of AGA’s gold-standard care guidelines for physicians include complementary summaries for written for patients.
AGA released a video on social media about how to “Beat the Burn” during the holiday season.
2017-11-08 16:36:33 UTC AGA members: Find this interesting? Share your thoughts with colleagues in AGA Community. Nov. 8, 2017 But, there's still time to avoid a payment penalty for the 2017 reporting year. CMS released the final rule updating the calendar year (CY)...read more
2017-11-03 17:01:50 UTC AGA members: Find this interesting? Share your thoughts with colleagues in AGA Community. Nov. 3, 2017 Tri-Society Regulatory Summary for Members of AGA, ACG and ASGE CMS has released two calendar year (CY) 2018 rules that finalize policy and...read more
2017-10-19 13:05:21 UTC AGA members: Find this interesting? Share your thoughts with colleagues in AGA Community. Oct. 19, 2017 Report on one measure for one patient for the 2017 Quality Payment Program Performance Year. While the deadline has passed for CMS...read more
Yngve T. Falck-Ytter, MD, AGAF
Chair, Clinical Guidelines Committee
David A. Katzka, MD
Chair, Clinical Practice Updates Committee
Sarah E. Streett, MD, AGAF
Chair, Practice Management and Economics Committee
Ziad F. Gellad, MD
Chair, Quality Measures Committee
Are you ready to take the next step?
To learn more, please contact Wendy Cohen, vice president, practice and quality.