Curated COVID-19 GI Resources: May 5th, 2020

Curated COVID-19 GI Resources: May 5th, 2020

Curated COVID-19 GI Resources: May 5th, 2020
New ebook – COVID-19: The Way Forward for GI Practices (NextServices)
COVID-19 is a double whammy of both clinical and business disruption. Download this free eBook.
“This is so good” “Terrific insights” “fascinating read”.
21% of Physicians Furloughed, Had Pay Cut During COVID-19 Crisis (RevCycle Intelligence)
About a third of physicians also plan to change practice settings or stop providing patient care as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
New COVID-19 guidance for gastroenterologists (AGA)
AGA has published new evidence-based recommendations citing that GI symptoms are not as common in COVID-19 as previously estimated.
Telemedicine – The Emerging Face of Healthcare Amidst COVID-19 (NextServices)
Bookmark this page to keep yourself updated on telemedicine including the new guidelines, tools, best practices.
Trump Administration Issues Second Round of Sweeping Changes to Support U.S. Healthcare System During COVID-19 Pandemic (
New rules to support and expand COVID-19 diagnostic testing for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
This Doctor’s Bringing Free COVID-19 Testing And Telehealth Services To Underserved Communities (Forbes)
Read about pop-up drive-thru testing centers, where anyone can stop by for a COVID-19 tests.
What hospitals and health systems can do to recover financially from COVID-19 (Healthcare Finance)
Setting targets, focusing communication and getting buy-in from the entire organization will be necessary to succeed.
Some IBD Patients Require Endoscopy Despite COVID-19 Pandemic (Medscape)
Four urgent scenarios that might necessitate endoscopy and suggested algorithms for addressing these situations.
‘We’re in This Together’: COVID-19 and Gastroenterology (Healio Gastroenterology)
While infectious disease specialists have been on the front lines, as more information comes out, the world is beginning to understand the role the gastrointestinal tract plays in the disease.
COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction testing before endoscopy: an economic analysis (ScienceDirect)
Strategy 1: endoscopy for urgent indications only; Strategy 2: testing for semi-urgent indications; and Strategy 3: testing all patients.
Gastroenterology Groups Map a Return to Elective Endoscopy (Medscape)
Paul Berggreen, MD, secretary of the DHPA: “Gastroenterologists are looking for some framework, however fluid it might be, to guide them in the next 2 to 4 weeks.”
Disruption in The Payer Landscape (Managed Healthcare)
Medical groups are preparing for these “compelling events” by having a strategy in place that allows them to retain their patients through marketplace upheavals.
Medical practices reel financially from COVID-19 losses (Medical Economics)
Physician practices are experiencing 30% to 75% decreases in patient volume, says Halee Fischer-Wright, M.D., president and CEO of the MGMA.
The post-pandemic ASC landscape: 10 observations (Becker’s ASC Review)
10 observations on where surgery centers stand today and how the pandemic will affect operations going forward.
Looking to the Future to Prepare for Covid-19’s Second Wave (NEJM Catalyst)
A physician and researcher calls for a big data collection and analysis effort to address the many unanswered questions about the virus.
COVID-19 Crisis: Assesing Providers’ Opportunities to return after COVID-19 (McKinsey & Company)
An insightful slide deck. This notion of “COVID-19 as catalyst” can help providers emerge stronger as they achieve their next normal.

SI: Artificial Intelligence in Gastroenterology (TIGE Journal)
“It is unlikely that AI will replace endoscopists, but perhaps endoscopists who use AI will replace those who do not” (Read editorial by Dr. Michael Byrne)


More Hot Headlines for GI
Medical Groups Slam CMS For Suspending Advance Payment Program (RevCycle Intelligence)
Drive-Thru Health, In and After the Pandemic (HealthPopuli)
Management of a COVID-19 patient in the endoscopy suite (Elsevier Health)
New Guidelines on Use and Reuse of PPE for COVID-19 (Medscape)
Gastroenterology group expects 30% of normal volumes in May — 3 details (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
AGA Guideline: Management of eosinophilic esophagitis (MDedge)
What should you expect from AI in health care in 2020? Here are 4 themes to watch (Advisory Board)
24 states considering resuming or resuming elective surgeries (Becker’s ASC Review)
GIE Podcast: Cornonavirus Pandemic (GIE)
Diarrhea in Patients With COVID-19 Suggests Possible Oral-Fecal Transmission Route (Clinical Advisor)
43 million Americans could lose health insurance through their employer, study finds (Becker’s Payer Issues)
A Tipping Point for Healthcare? (Medpage Today)
Healthcare Has Left the Building (Andreessen Horowitz)


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

COVID-19: The Way Forward for Gastroenterology Practices
COVID-19 is a double whammy of both clinical and business disruption. This ebook will help you explore possible scenarios and be a guide in your plans for the future.

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