Education for Healthcare Providers

Clinical Practice Guidelines

ASCRS Clinical Practice Guidelines focus primarily on parameters for various procedures to assist physicians in caring for patients with colon and rectal disease. Take a look at the ones that have been published in ASCRS' scientific journal, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum.

Core Subjects

The Core Subject Update is a continuing medical education activity that was developed to assist in the education and recertification of colon and rectal surgeons. 24 core subjects are presented in a rotating four-year cycle.

Quality Assessment and Safety Committee Initiatives

The Quality Assessment and Safety Committee monitors activities of the National Quality Forum, the Surgical Quality Alliance and the AMA Consortium. The committee is dedicated to optimizing care for patients with colorectal disease by setting goals and standards for the treatment of diseases affecting the colon, rectum and anus.

Healthcare Economics

The Healthcare Economics Committee presents information on issues affecting colon and rectal surgeons to Congress and federal government agencies. The committee tracks developments in managed care, regulatory, legislative and other issues that impact coding, billing and reimbursement for colorectal services.