GIQuIC Readiness: Equipping Endoscopy Centers to Maximize the Potential of National Quality Initiatives

It’s a new day for quality reporting in ambulatory surgery centers. Many have already recognized the benefits and are engaged in tracking and improving performance indicators. For the others, reality is about to arrive as federal regulations take effect that now up the ante for all ASCs. Tom Deas Jr., MD, Medical Director of Fort Worth Endoscopy Center and President-Elect of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy provides insight on the proposed rule released by CMS this past July that will launch a new quality reporting program covering eight measures beginning in 2012. Under the program, ASCs that fail to report required information will face a reduction in their Medicare payments. Beckers ACS Review (1/6)