Curated COVID-19 GI Resources: April 7th, 2020

Curated COVID-19 GI Resources: April 7th, 2020

Curated COVID-19 GI Resources: April 7th, 2020
Patients with COVID-19 GI symptoms experience delayed diagnosis, viral clearance (Healio)
“This study is vital because it represents the 80% or more of patients who do not have severe or critical disease.”
$2T CARES Act: What do GI practices need to know right now? (NextServices)
Our most downloaded presentation/ebook to help you understand what the CARES Act entails for GI practices.
Q&A: New York GIs on how to prevent spread of COVID-19 (Healio)
Work with your hospital to make sure testing is available. Identify patients early. Assume that every patient who comes in has it.
This week in Washington, DC  (ACG)
Economic relief for our GI practices. PPP. EDIL. SBA loan advance. Medicare Advance Payments. Starting the complicated loan process.
Easy-to-use Paycheck Protection Program Loan Calculator  (NextServices)
Easy-to-use tool to calculate loan and forgiveness amount for your practice. An explainer video on how to use it.
Major announcements from CMS – Mar 26th (AGA)
CMS extends temporary billing privileges. Quality reporting program relief in response to COVID-19. Extends MIPS data submission deadline to April 30, 2020.
Guidance for telehealth and eVisits during the COVID-19 crisis (AGA)
Overview of the changes. Answers to FAQs. Online COVID-19 telehealth coverage and coding resources.
Inside a COVID-19 ICU: ‘I’m Terrified’ (Medscape)
With little warning, the hospital’s 12-bed intensive care unit (ICU) grew to 28 beds. It now houses 21 COVID-19 patients on mechanical ventilators.
Commercial COVID-19 telehealth coding policies (AGA)
This guide covers telehealth policies for several major payors and provides links to their current policies. Before reporting telehealth services, it is important to check the policies of your local plans.
Endoscopy and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Printable Guide for Patients (ASGE)
Can COVID-19 be spread from the GI tract? Can I get the coronavirus from a contaminated endoscope during my procedure? Many more.
More than 5,000 surgery centers can now serve as makeshift hospitals during COVID-19 crisis (California Healthline)
CMS announced it is temporarily waiving a range of rules, thereby allowing doctors to care for more patients.
Medicare regulations important for GIs – Mar 31st (AGA)
New opportunities for ACSs. New financial assistance. New Stark exceptions. New physician supervision rules.

If you wondered about PE, here’s a report from PwC: COVID-19 and private equity


More Hot Headlines for GI
Endoscopy during COVID-19 pandemic requires extra safety precautions (Medscape)

Paycheck Protection Program: COVID-19 financial relief loans for GI practices (ASGE Webinar) – today 6pm CST

AGA issues formal recommendations for PPE during gastrointestinal procedures (AGA)

How does the coronavirus behave inside a patient? (The New Yorker)

ASGE COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (ASGE)

Most COVID-19 Patients Can Be Managed Remotely (Medscape)

Digital health funding is off to a roaring start in 2020 (MobiHealth News)



By Praveen Suthrum, President & Co-Founder, NextServices. 

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