Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: September 2nd, 2020


Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: September 2nd, 2020


Curated Business/Tech GI Resources: September 2nd, 2020
Podcast: Author hour with Praveen Suthrum (NextServices)
“There is disruption coming. It is not going to stop based on how we feel about it. If I end up getting worried about disruption, then I am not going to inspire action, neither in myself nor in my business or organization – let alone the industry.”
CRH Medical Corporation Announces Majority Purchase of Orange County Anesthesia Associates (Yahoo News)
Tushar Ramani, CEO of CRH, commented on the transaction, “We are pleased to announce this partnership with Orange County. The transaction deepens our presence in Florida to nine ambulatory surgery centers.”
Is the Doctor’s Office Dead? Practice of Primary Care Goes Virtual (RevCycle Intelligence)
The office-based business model has led to massive financial losses during COVID-19, while virtual primary care providers have been able to remain operational.
The future of gastroenterology and other excerpts on industry-changing trends (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Ten years from now, gastroenterology will be completely unrecognizable from what it is today.
AMA Releases 2021 Overhaul of E/M Services Codes (Medscape)
The American Medical Association says 2021 CPT changes include steps intended to reduce “irrelevant administrative burdens that led to time-wasting note bloat and box checking.”
The future of telehealth: When are regulations returning? (Medical Economics)
Joseph Kvedar, MD, president of the American Telemedicine Association, breaks down what physicians can expect for future telehealth payments and regulations.
Anthem: Shifting certain GI procedures to ASCs could create $12B in savings  (Becker’s ASC Review)
Colonoscopies and upper gastrointestinal procedures cost an average of 1.7 times more in a hospital outpatient department than they cost in an ASC.
Moneyball for Health Care: Why Hasn’t It Happened? (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
If you can measure something, it can be improved. But if something is not being measured, it can’t be improved—and we’re not measuring the value of care in health care, in any organization, in any health care system in the world.
Gut Bacteria Linked to Cardiovascular, Other Health Conditions (Medscape)
Microorganisms in the human digestive tract are linked to 29 specific health conditions.
Calculator to determine impact of Medicare cuts (AGA)
Use this AGA member exclusive tool to estimate the potential impact of the 2021 proposed payment changes to your practice.
Do Liver Conditions Up Risk of Severe COVID-19? It Depends (MedPage Today)
No higher risk of death in liver transplant, but more severe disease in patients with cirrhosis, NAFLD.
Asymptomatic CRC screening population has findings of IBD (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Researchers examined 4,640 patients who underwent a colonoscopy between Sept. 1, 2013, and Aug. 31, 2019. They looked for endoscopic findings suggestive of IBD.
No COVID-19 deaths among Los Angeles IBD patients: 5 key insights for GIs (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy News)
Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center found that no COVID-19 fatalities have been reported in patients with inflammatory bowel disease in Los Angeles County, Calif.
Machine learning outperforms noninvasive tests in NAFLD (Healio)
Machine learning may be a reasonable solution for screening for fatty liver in the general population in areas where more niche noninvasive tests are unavailable, according to a presenter at the Digital International Liver Congress.
Mayo Clinic, NASA testing CRC-detecting AI algorithm (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Mayo Clinic researchers and NASA Frontier Development Lab scientists are working to fine-tune an artificial intelligence algorithm that detects spatio-temporal patterns related to colorectal cancer progression.
Medscape Residents Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2020 (Medscape)
More than 1600 residents in 30-plus specialties were surveyed by Medscape to understand their physical and mental well-being and the impact of covid-19 on the learning environment.
Video: Younger people with NAFLD, COVID-19 at double risk for mortality (Healio)
In this video, Thomas Berg, MD, discusses data presented at The Digital International Liver Congress on the role of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in COVID-19 mortality risk.
Video: No ‘hard-to-reach’ patients in HCV, just ‘hardly reached’ (Healio)
In this video, Joss O’Loan, MBBS, from the Hepatitis C Kombi Clinic, Australia, discusses two studies presented at The Digital International Liver Congress on HCV elimination programs using Epclusa.

Headlines for GI

What has colon cancer screening got to do with self-driving cars? (KevinMD)

Newsletter: Telehealth and the new choreography of ‘anywhere care’  (RamaOnHealthcare)

Prioritization by FIT Could Prevent CRC Deaths Amid COVID-19 Disruptions (MedPage Today)

5 Questions on NAFLD, Type 2 Diabetes, and Obesity (Gastroenterology Consultant)

Study of secondary COVID-19 cases underscores importance of physical distancing (Healio)

Colon and rectal cancer cases are going up among people younger than 50, researchers say (CNN Health)

ICYMI: Interview: Trends Influencing Gastroenterology and all of Healthcare (NextServices)

E-Consult Program Saves Time, Resources for GI Clinics (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

Top in GI: Famotidine, Barrett’s esophagus, IBD (Healio)

Actor Chadwick Boseman’s death puts spotlight on early onset colon cancer (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Expert guidance on screening for colorectal and pancreatic cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers (AGA)

5 most-read stories in GI this week — Florida network grows even larger & more (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

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