The GI Quality Improvement Consortium registry reached 3 million reported colonoscopy cases in April.
Here are five things to know:
1. The registry, a joint quality improvement initiative of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, required participants to contribute real-time procedure-related data.
2. Established in 2010, GIQuIC has seen rapid growth in its database of colonoscopies. In November 2014, the registry hit the mark of 1 million colonoscopies.
3. The growth in procedures has been driven largely by growth of the number of practices and physicians involved in the GIQuIC. More than 4,000 providers now participate in the registry.
4. CMS has approved the GIQuIC as a qualified clinical data registry for individual eligible providers reporting to the Physician Quality Reporting System for the 2016 reporting year.
5. For the 2015 reporting year to the PQRS, more than 1,100 GIQuIC participants elected to utilize the GIQuIC QCDR for their reporting.