Released on Jan 5, 2018

CMS Approves GIQuIC as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry for the 2018 Reporting Year

ASGE and ACG are pleased to announce that the GIQuIC Registry has been approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for reporting to the Merit‐based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) for the 2018 reporting year.

Since 2010, GIQuIC has grown in value as a clinical benchmarking tool for gastroenterology practices, with more than 5.5 million colonoscopy cases and growing. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved GIQuIC as a QCDR since the 2014 reporting year, facilitating endoscopists’ documentation of compliance with quality measures. The QCDR reporting mechanism is a dynamic reporting option that allows providers to report on MIPS and non‐MIPS measures that are meaningful to their specialty practice and foster improvement in the quality of care provided to patients.
The 2018 GIQuIC QCDR is approved to report for individual eligible providers, groups, and virtual groups to the Quality, Advancing Care Information, and Improvement Activities performance categories.

The 2018 GIQuIC QCDR has 11 reportable measures (nine colonoscopy, two EGD), up from the seven reportable measures (six colonoscopy, one EGD) available with the 2017 GIQuIC QCDR.

Visit giquic.gi.org/qpp.asp to see the list of measures available for reporting to the MIPS Quality performance category via the GIQuIC 2018 QCDR.

GIQuIC will host an informational webinar on reporting via the 2018 GIQuIC QCDR in February 2018. For more information on the Medicare Quality Payment Program, visit:


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About Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures allow the gastroenterologist to visually inspect the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach and duodenum) and the lower bowel (colon and rectum) through an endoscope, a thin, flexible device with a lighted end and a powerful lens system. Endoscopy has been a major advance in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. For example, the use of endoscopes allows the detection of ulcers, cancers, polyps and sites of internal bleeding. Through endoscopy, tissue samples (biopsies) may be obtained, areas of blockage can be opened and active bleeding can be stopped. Polyps in the colon can be removed, which has been shown to prevent colon cancer.

About the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with more than 15,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice, fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education. Visit www.asge.org and www.screen4coloncancer.org for more information and to find a qualified doctor in your area.

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