Dr. Allenas issue focuses on how gastroenterologists can maximize the avalue of colonoscopy - where value is defined as quality/cost. Clinical issues are covered, like sedation issues, complications of colonoscopy, and infection risk, but the majority of the articles deal with the discussions that surround quality colonoscopy-articles like: Risk Management and Legal Issues for Colonoscopy; Cost effectiveness of Colonoscopy in Prevention of Colon Cancer; Efficacy and Effectiveness of Colonoscopy: How Do We Bridge the Gap?; Current State of Colonoscopy Performance Measures; Use of Databases and Registries to Enhance Quality; and Maximizing the Value of Colonoscopy in Community, to name a few. In preparation of the changing landscape of healthcare, this issue will be an important one for all practicing gastroenterologists.For the procedures with polypectomy or biopsy we included a pathology charge ( CPT code 88305). The Medicare payment rates per jar were$82.40for the physicianfeeschedule for office andASC settings, and $51.59 for the OPPS setting .
|Title||:||Quality Colonoscopy, An Issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics|
|Author||:||John I. Allen|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier Health Sciences - 2010-11-01|