Suggested Guidelines for Endoscopies for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

The Massachusetts worked in collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, who provided network data on utilization, specific to endoscopies with the diagnosis of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

Goals

  • Share suggested guidelines with gastrointestinal (GI) specialists and primary care physicians
  • Share guidelines with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and track changes over 2 years
  • Reduce unnecessary repeat endoscopy (reduce variability in endoscopy and endoscopy with biopsy), and encourage cost-effective quality care

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