Quality Indicators

The American Society for Gastroenterology (ASGE) and The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) have recommended certain quality indicators for colonoscopy in the article Quality Indicators for Colonoscopy.* Based on these recommendations, Miraca Life Sciences has committed to help clients gather, measure and track the data needed to meet industry reporting guidelines. Clinicians have found these reports useful for quality tracking as required by accrediting agencies such as the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and have used these data when working with managed care providers. In addition, these reports may be helpful in communication with referring physicians.

Miraca Life Sciences can help

1) Measure and track colonoscopic quality indicators
2) Compare your practice’s Quality Indicators against the GI societies’ guidelines
3) Prepare your practice for pay-for-performance


Capture

  • The number of adenomatous polyps and their rate of detection. Miraca Life Sciences has developed the capability to code and retrieve a variety of specific pathology diagnoses, such as, adenomatous polyps, and combine that with total number of screening colonoscopies to measure the adenoma detection rate
  • Cecal withdrawal times, cecal intubation rate and many other data elements through our proprietary interface with ProVation® Medical

For Miraca Life Sciences clients not using a procedure documentation system, Miraca Life Sciences provides the ability to track the same quality indicators through our PathConnect pathology management system.


Benchmark

  • Compare practice with a national database of Miraca Life Sciences clients
  • Compare physicians within a practice

Client data will only be visible to the client and will not be shared


Report

  • Miraca Life Sciences has a series of reports to help track and compare practices
  • The reports can be sorted at the practice or individual physician level
  • Reports delivered on a quarterly basis

*The American Society for Gastroenterology (ASGE) and The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Task Force on Quality Endoscopy. Quality Indicators for Colonoscopy. Am J Gastroenterol 2006; 101:873-885

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