Quality & Outcomes

Why Choose Minnesota Gastroenterology?

Minnesota Gastroenterology is committed to continuous quality improvement in order to achieve our organizational mission.  We are committed to improving patient health by providing premier gastroenterology care. We strive to create an environment where everyone takes ownership of improved patient outcomes and where high value is placed on collaboration and communication in the spirit of learning. We use a variety of methods to continually measure the quality of our patient care to ensure that we are exceeding our own internal standards as well as state and national standards.

Colonoscopy Quality Measures

We monitor colonoscopy quality measures on an ongoing basis to ensure each physician is meeting national guidelines.  Here are a few of the many areas we measure:

  • Adenoma Detection Rate (how often we find precancerous polyps during colonoscopy)
  • Withdrawal Rate (how much time we spend looking at the colon)
  • Completion Rate (how often we have reached the furthermost point of the colon for a complete look)

We also follow CMS ASC Quality guidelines for colonoscopy surveillance intervals to ensure we are recommending the appropriate follow-up time for your next colonoscopy.

Patient Satisfaction

In our ongoing commitment to patient satisfaction, we are continually soliciting feedback from our patients to make sure we are delivering EXTREME patient care at every visit.

The CG-CAHPS patient satisfaction survey is a survey administered by a 3rd party vendor that we use to gather feedback regarding provider communication, access to care, office staff courtesy and respect, and overall provider rating.  These scores are reported to the state of Minnesota every other year. The most recent state-reporting period was from September through November of 2014, with those results posted on mnhealthscores.org in 2015.

Choosing Wisely®

Minnesota Gastroenterology has chosen to take part in the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation, which aims to empower communication between the patient and the provider about certain tests and procedures. The goal is to ensure that appropriate and quality care is being delivered based on the individual needs of the patient and the current situation, and to avoid overuse of tests or procedures which may be unnecessary.

Click here to view a list of the 5 initiatives from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).

For more information on the Choosing Wisely® campaign visit: www.choosingwisely.org.