MIPS Improvement Activities and ASGE Programming

ASGE is committed to providing members with the resources, tools and programs needed to transition to the Quality Payment Program. Eligible clinicians participating in the following ASGE programming can attest to activities that fulfill the Improvement Activities Performance Category of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) pathway. 

For additional information, please visit ASGE's MACRA Resource Center.


Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (EURP)

ASGE Quality Endoscopy Unit Recognition ProgramOver 3,000 physicians work in units across the country with this special recognition from ASGE. The Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program (EURP) application process supports healthcare teams in taking a holistic look at unit quality and creating the infrastructure to establish and maintain a culture of quality.

Eligible clinicians in currently recognized or actively applying EURP units can attest to the medium-weighted activity IA_PSPA_19: Implementation of formal quality improvement methods, practice changes or other practice improvement processes.

Learn more by visiting ASGE's EURP webpage.

GI Operations Benchmarking Platform

The ASGE GI Operations Benchmarking supports healthcare teams in enhancing practice efficiencies and profitability through data-driven decision-making. Through the platform you can compare your unit’s operational and financial performance in key areas providing robust data using over 100 metrics.

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Given subsequent collection, data entry and metric examination phases, eligible clinicians participating in the web-based GI Operations Benchmarking initiative in 2017 can attest to the medium-weighted activity  IA_PSPA_17: Implementation of analytic capabilities to manage total cost of care for practice population.

Although you only need to attest to CMS regarding participation, proof of participation may be required in event of a CMS audit and can be accomplished showing by the following:

  • Registration/User Agreement Form
  • Data Reports/Charts
  • Quality Assurance meeting minutes where data or result are discussed 

Learn more through visiting ASGE's GI Operations Benchmarking webpage.                                

Physicians from hospitals, universities, ambulatory surgery centers, and office-based endoscopy units nationwide are participating in the GIQuIC clinical benchmarking registry, collecting and electronically reporting on quality indicators for colonoscopy and EGD and benchmarking their performance to support their quality improvement initiatives.

There are a number of improvement activities for those participating in the GIQuIC qualified clinical data registry (QCDR), including the high-weighted activity IA_PM_7: Use of QCDR for feedback reports that incorporate population health.
Learn more by visiting the GIQuIC webpage.


This online module guides you through the process of collecting and analyzing your own practice data over time using nationally recognized quality measures, such as adenoma detection rate, and their recommended performance targets. ASGE_Quality_HIRES

With the support of valuable resources from ASGE, you can meet your identified performance improvement goals. Eligible clinicians completing the Screening Colonoscopy PIM in 2017 can attest to the medium-weighted activity  IA_PSPA_2: Participation in MOC Part IV.

Learn more by visiting the PIM webpage.

ASGE’s Skills Training Assessment Reinforcement (STAR) Certificate programs take a multi-phase approach to prepare endoscopists to overcome challenges, gain confidence and demonstrate their "readiness" to perform advanced techniques to medical colleagues.

There are STAR programs in:

- Endoscopic mucosal resection (lower)
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (upper GI)
- Barrett’s Endotherapy
- Suturing 

If you have not yet participated in a STAR program in 2017, there is still time with programs in EMR – Upper GI and Barrett’s Endotherapy taking place during the fourth quarter.

Eligible clinicians participating in STAR programs in 2017 can attest to the medium-weighted activity IA_PSPA_3: Participate in IHI Training/Forum Event; National Academy of Medicine, AHRQ Team STEPPS(R) or other similar activity. 

earn more by visiting the STAR Certificate Programs webpage.