Curated GI articles December 16th, 2022: FDA-approved, Medicare-paid blood test for CRC | Microbiome kits are the Wild West of Gut Health

Curated GI articles December 16th, 2022: FDA-approved, Medicare-paid blood test for CRC | Microbiome kits are the Wild West of Gut Health

Curated GI articles December 16th, 2022:
FDA-approved, Medicare-paid blood test for CRC | Microbiome kits are the Wild West of Gut Health
Good news, bad news for GI in 2023 CMS physician fee schedule (MDedge)
CMS uses its annual updates of the Physician Fee Schedule to make myriad policy decisions, with the 2023 version of the rule running close to 3,000 pages.
Healthcare dealmaking will heat up in 2023 with plenty of corporate cash, PE ‘dry powder’ (Fierce Healthcare)
Increasing transaction volumes and players embracing value-based care—coupled with large levels of corporate cash and private equity “dry powder”—are leading to continued expansion for deal volumes.
A frozen capital market and an insurance premium shock: 10 health care predictions for 2023 from top investors (Fortune)
A list of annual healthcare predictions for 2023 published by Fortune, covering a range of topics such as the potential consequences of new weight loss drugs, a record number of health tech M&A, and the expected uptake of ICHRAs and more.
Guardant Health announces positive results from pivotal ECLIPSE study evaluating a blood test for the detection of colorectal cancer (Business Wire)
The results will pave the way for first potential FDA-approved and Medicare-reimbursed blood test for colorectal cancer screening.
Performance and comparison of artificial intelligence and human experts in the detection and classification of colonic polyps (BMC Gastroenterology)
The study aims was to analyze the performance of different AI models in endoscopic colonic polyp detection and classification and compare them with doctors with different experiences.
Nanotechnology Could Help Us Cure IBD (Medscape)
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are developing nanoparticles — particles measuring between 1 and 100 nanometers (one-billionth of a meter) — designed to treat IBD, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Microbiome Home Test Kits Are The Wild West Of Gut Health (Inverse)
Direct-to-consumer gut microbiome tests are increasingly popular, but experts argue they may do more harm than good.
Iterative Health Partners with Gastro Health to Accelerate Clinical Research in Gastroenterology Through Artificial Intelligence (Business Wire)
The partnership brings Iterative Health’s AI Recruitment technology to Gastro Health to help identify patients for clinical trials.
December Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG)
The December issue of The AJG introduces new hypothesis on gravity’s role in IBS, Multi-Society findings on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and plan for GI in mitigating climate change.
4 Key Predictions for Health Care in 2023 and How to Respond (American Hospital Association)
Based on forecasts, provider organizations can expect significant evolutionary changes in optimizing patient engagement, the expanding role of retail clinics, and upheaval in venture capital funding for healthcare startups.
Capsule Endoscopy Prep in the Colon Low-Volume Regimens Work Fine (GI & Endoscopy News)
For bowel prep before colon capsule endoscopy, two low-volume regimens were as effective or superior to a standard high-volume prep according to a study.
New advances in surveillance and screening in Barrett’s esophagus (AGA)
AGA provides guidance for using existing methodologies as well as emerging and novel screening technologies.
Risk stratification may improve NAFLD intervention in obese, overweight populations (Healio)
Results from a meta-analysis underscored the need to improve understanding of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease burden and management in at-risk individuals who are overweight and obese.
An Overview of Guideline Updates for IBS-C (ReachMD)
Dr. Peter Buch dives into these guideline recommendations with Dr. Arnold Wald, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin.
metaMe Health Named to the 2022 CB Insights Digital Health Top 150 List (HCP Live)
metaMe Health is recognized by industry leaders worldwide for their achievements in pioneering prescription digital therapeutics (PDTs) for gastrointestinal conditions.
Standards for Endoscope Safety And Reprocessing (GI & Endoscopy News)
Experts from across the country have distilled multiple sets of guidelines into a new standard of care for endoscope safety.
Gastro Health and Lynx.MD Partner to Create the Largest Repository of Real-World Clinical Data in the Gastroenterology Space (Gastro Health)
The collaboration creates a repository of real-world evidence that can be used for research that improves the quality of GI care.
Physician leadership is needed now more than ever (Medical Economics)
Today’s healthcare environment presents outstanding opportunities for physicians to develop lasting improvements in care delivery by demonstrating and providing leadership.

More Hot headlines in GI

Apollo-Backed GI Alliance Names Katten Partner as Legal Chief (Bloomberg Law)

5 gastroenterology ASCs to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Dr. James C. Hobley receives award from the American College of Gastroenterology (KTBS)

Boston hospitals booked solid for colonoscopies (Boston 25 News)

Scoop: Commons Clinic clinches $11M for specialty care (AXIOS)

ASGE, Surgical Science collaborate on GI endoscopy simulation-based curricula (Healio)

Dayton VA only Ohio VA using artificial intelligence to find colorectal cancer (Dayton Daily News)

NAFLD ‘not fit for purpose’: Experts debate impact of changing name vs. definition (Healio)

Subcutaneous Infliximab And the FODMAP Diet (GI & Endoscopy News)

Santa Clara patients wait 6+ months to be seen by pediatric GIs, internal memo alleges (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

It’s Not Just The Elevator — Endoscope Channels Are Dirty, Too (Single-Use Endoscopy)

The Academy for Surgical Coaching and SAGES Pilot First-of-its-Kind Coaching Program for Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons as They Transition to Practice (PR Newswire)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (Scope Forward Show/NextServices)

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