Curated COVID-19 GI Resources: April 28th, 2020

Curated COVID-19 GI Resources: April 28th, 2020

Curated COVID-19 GI Resources: April 28th, 2020
5 key COVID-19 insights for GI leaders (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Dr. Rajeev Jain: independent practices are not going to have financial wherewithal to tolerate this for too long.”
Struggling medical practices need assistance now to ensure patient access after COVID-19 (PennLive)
This gastroenterologist’s typical week prior to COVID-19 included about 70 endoscopies. Now it’s just a small handful of emergency cases (opinion/story).
What impact has COVID-19 had on outpatient visits? (The Commonwealth Fund)
Dramatic declines in the number of visits, observed in all regions of the U.S., were greatest in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.
FCC programs offer $300 million for telehealth support (AGA)
The program will provide funding to support eligible providers to enable telemedicine during COVID-19.
How COVID-19 affected PE investment (Becker’s ASC Review)
The COVID-19 pandemic wildly affected private equity investment in healthcare services during the first quarter of 2020, according to a market update from Provident Healthcare Partners.
Blue Shield of CA offers $200 million in financial support for providers (AGA)
Blue Shield of California is now accepting applications for $200 million in direct support options to physician practices and other health care providers.
COVID-19 Practice Operations Discussion Forum: ASGE Framework for the Reopen (ASGE)
ASGE Framework for the Reopen – A Playbook
Donning a new approach to the practice of gastroenterology: perspectives from the COVID-19 pandemic epicenter (PubMed)
Gastroenterology: Advancing a clear vision and a transparent process for how to organize and triage care in the recovery phase will allow for a smooth transition to our “new normal.”
COVID-19: Mayo Clinic expert on what it’s going to take to reopen the U.S.(Mayo Clinic – YouTube)
Mayo Clinic expert on what it’s going to take to reopen the U.S.
Impact of COVID-19 on gastroenterologists and GI practices in the NY region (NYSGE)
Data on the impact of COVID on gastroenterologists in the New York region.
Cash flow triage for small business during the COVID-19 crisis (Colorado Medical Society)
Steps to help physicians triage the cash flow situation of their business and establish a plan to survive the COVID-19 crisis.
Dallas-Fort Worth family doctors have a financial plan for the pandemic — and the future (The Dallas Morning News)
Many want to ditch fee-for-service and earn a monthly payment for keeping people healthy.
Joint AGA/DHPA guidance: Recommendations for resumption of elective endoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic (DHPA)
DHPA + AGA – Guidelines on resumption of elective endoscopy.
Expanding COVID-19 response under federal emergency rules: A Q&A from ASCA (ASCA)
ASCA discusses some of the expanded ways ASCs can support the COVID-19 response and ways ASCs can access the federal assistance they need to continue to provide safe, high-quality care to patients during and after this crisis.



More Hot Headlines for GI
Current Information on Appropriate PPE, including N95 Masks and Other N95 Equivalent Respirators (ACG)
Screening FMT donors during the COVID-19 pandemic: a protocol for stool SARS-CoV-2 viral quantification (The Lancet)
Webinar | COVID-19: A Roadmap to Safely Resuming Endoscopy (ACG)
Six new symptoms of COVID 19 (CDC)
Virginia private practice opens COVID-19 testing site (NBC Universal)
COVID-19 is a watershed moment for digital gastroenterology – Interview with Dr. Atreja, Chief Innovation Officer at Mount Sinai (NextServices)
The nation’s 5,000 outpatient surgery centers could help with the COVID-19 overflow (Kaiser Health News)
HHS Relief Fund #2: Additional $20 billion (NextServices)


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