Frequently Asked Questions about IBD Qorus

Find commonly asked questions and answers about IBD Qorus in the expandable list below:


Why is IBD Qorus important?

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is steadfast in its mission to ensure every IBD patient receives the highest quality of care -- a goal which can only be achieved by the kind of comprehensive, systematic, nationwide initiative represented by IBD Qorus.


Ultimately, the initiative will define and disseminate the highest standards of care for IBD patients. The result will be greater efficiencies, improved patient outcomes, and a reduction of costs in healthcare management.

What are the goals and ultimate impact of IBD Qorus?

As a nationwide quality improvement collaborative, IBD Qorus will:

  • Track patient reported data to continuously evaluate and measure care delivery
  • Conduct tests of change to evaluate improvements in care quality that better patient outcomes
  • Implement practices that keep patients out of the emergency room and in remission


Ultimately, IBD Qorus will discover best practices and define standards of care for IBD patients everywhere.

What has IBD Qorus accomplished to date?
  • Urgent Care Management Strategies:
    • An Urgent Care Management (UCM) Toolkit tested and refined by real world IBD practices. The toolkit includes 4 specific strategies, accompanied by tangible resources and expert guidance, to facilitate better management of IBD patient’s urgent care needs. This toolkit has been proven to reduce unplanned healthcare utilization among IBD patients. Dive deeper into these findings and access the Toolkit here.
  • Remission Initiative:
    • Treat to Target (TTT) is a treatment strategy that physicians use to monitor patients more frequently to assess progress towards achieving remission, and then adjusting treatment to reach and sustain remission. TTT strategies have been proven effective in clinical trials with IBD patients; however, IBD Qorus is the first exploration into measuring the effectiveness of the application of this approach in real-world practice settings.
  • Other Improvement Initiatives
    • In addition to Urgent Care Management strategies and the Remission Initiative, the IBD Qorus Collaborative has also undertaken projects focused in on IBD care areas that warranted improvement. Learn more about these other initiatives here.
Who is involved in IBD Qorus?

IBD Qorus is partnering with more than 50 academic, private, and community-based practices across the United States. Check out our list of participating centers here.

What are the benefits of participation?

Participation in IBD Qorus gives members the opportunity to join a dedicated nationwide community of providers committed to improving IBD care. Providers may harness national recognition, access advanced population health trackers, and utilize clinical tools to help optimize their healthcare practices.


In addition, sites may gain even greater benefits such as Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits and research funding opportunities. To learn more, click here.

What are the costs to participate?

The Foundation underwrites a significant amount of program expenses; although, there are some minimal costs and fees associated with participating, which include:

  • Champion provider time and effort
  • Portion of support staff time and effort
  • Local participation fees related to contracting or regulatory
  • Travel costs in person annual meeting
How can a site get started?

If you are an interested IBD center that takes care of adult IBD patients and would like to learn more about IBD Qorus, please contact us.