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Screening Colonoscopy

The ASGE Performance Improvement Module (PIM): Screening Colonoscopy is designed to assist you in assessing your performance in practice.  This online module has been approved for 20 ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points, meeting the requirement in Practice Assessment. This PIM is expected to take three (3) months or longer to complete.

The Screening Colonoscopy PIM includes three stages: 

A. Assessment of current practice (chart abstraction on 25 patients required)
B. Intervention for performance improvement (duration: 3 months)
C. Re-assessment and performance outcomes (chart abstraction on 25 patients required)

Once the individual charts have been entered the data can be seen in aggregate only via graphs. You will not be able to return to look at individual chart data.

Please note: It takes a minimum of 90 days to complete the ASGE Screening Colonoscopy Performance Improvement Module (PIM). If you need to complete Part IV of Maintenance of Certification for the purpose of reporting to ABIM by December 31 of a given year or to CMS's MIPS Improvement Activities performance category for a given perforance year and plan to use the ASGE PIM to do so, you must register and have your first set of charts entered within the PIM system no later than October 1 of that year. At least 90 days must pass between entering in the first set of data and the second set of data.

Target Audience

Physicians performing screening colonoscopy

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Assess their current performance of colonoscopies by way of a systematic analysis of patient data
  • Construct a practice-based improvement plan that addresses identified performance gaps
  • Implement a structured performance improvement intervention, using defined measures and appropriate strategies, in routine clinical practice
  • Critically assess the effectiveness of a performance improvement activity

PIM Launch Date: May 1, 2014
CME Expiration Date: May 1, 2017
CME Credit:   20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits at completion of activity 
MOC Points:   20 ABIM MOC Points
Estimated time to complete:  Three months

Hardware/Software Requirements

Windows Requirements: Operating system: Windows 7+
Browser: Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 10+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+

Macintosh Requirements:
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6.8+
Browser: Mozilla Firefox 10+, Safari 5+, Google Chrome 10+
Internet connection: DSL, cable modem, or other high-speed connection
Flash: Adobe® Flash® Player 12+


The ASGE Screening Colonoscopy PIM is approved through the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Approved Quality Improvement (AQI) Pathway and is eligible for 20 points towards the Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance requirement of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

After completing the PIM, you can attest to your participation and receive 20 Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance points by submitting a report to ABIM through your Physician Homepage. Simply login using your ABIM ID and password and click "Submit AQI Project Report" listed under "My Maintenance of Certification Program." ABIM will grant MOC points after ASGE verifies your participation in the activity. For more information about ABIM's AQI program call the ABIM Contact Center at (800) 441-ABIM.

Contact Info

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Availability: Retired
Cost: Member: $50.00
Non-Member: $125.00
Credit Offered: No Credit Offered
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