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.

Quality

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.

Highlighted Resources

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Quality Improvement

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Coding

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Reimbursement and MACRA Resources

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Bundled Payment Options

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PatientINFO Library
Our growing library of educational content to support practitioners includes downloadable patient-friendly guides on GI diseases in English and Spanish.

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Patient Guidelines
Many of AGA’s gold-standard care guidelines for physicians include complementary summaries for written for patients.

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Animated Infographics
AGA released a video on social media about how to “Beat the Burn” during the holiday season.

Latest News

AGA Tools Help GIs Participate in MACRA

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...

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AGA’s MACRA Webinar Series

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...

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AGA Attends CMS Listening Session

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...

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Physician Leadership

Yngve T. Falck-Ytter, MD, AGAF

Yngve T. Falck-Ytter, MD, AGAF

Chair, Clinical Guidelines Committee

David A. Katzka, MD

David A. Katzka, MD

Chair, Clinical Practice Updates Committee

Sarah E. Streett, MD, AGAF

Sarah E. Streett, MD, AGAF

Chair, Practice Management and Economics Committee

Ziad F. Gellad, MD

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.

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Bethesda, MD 20814

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