MINNETONKA, Minn.—UnitedHealthcare and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) today announced a collaboration intended to improve patient care and outcomes in digestive disorders.
Through this collaboration, UnitedHealthcare will incorporate gastroenterologist (GI) physician data from the AGA Digestive Health Outcomes Registry® into its physician performance measurement programs that compare individual treatment practices with national treatment standards created by gastroenterologists. Data from the registry will support UnitedHealthcare’s expanding portfolio of physician incentive programs that reward medical groups and physicians who demonstrate high-quality, cost-effective care.
Information obtained from this analysis will help UnitedHealthcare and the AGA promote best practices related to the care of patients with digestive disorders. The registry is certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and enables practices to submit data on Medicare beneficiaries with hepatitis C to the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System.
UnitedHealthcare is the first healthcare company to partner with the AGA Digestive Health Outcomes Registry.