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.
2017-04-18 12:44:53 UTC AGA members: Find this interesting? Share your thoughts with colleagues in AGA Community. April 18, 2017 AGA offers opportunities (both in-person and on-demand) for GIs to learn about and discuss participation in MACRA. AGA wants to help you...read more
2017-03-23 12:46:14 UTC AGA members: Find this interesting? Share your thoughts with colleagues in AGA Community. March 23, 2017 Free to AGA members, these on-demand webinars provide tips to help you prepare. AGA offers tools to help you plan for implementation of...read more
2017-02-01 19:01:04 UTCAGA members: Find this interesting? Share your thoughts with colleagues in AGA Community. Feb. 2, 2017 The meeting provided a venue for AGA to advocate for GI. AGA attended a CMS meeting on Jan. 26 to provide input on issues related to...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.