Curated GI articles July 15th, 2022: 2023 Medicare to cover colonoscopy after +ve fecal test | 10 biggest GI deals in Q2

Curated GI articles July 15th, 2022: 2023 Medicare to cover colonoscopy after +ve fecal test | 10 biggest GI deals in Q2

Curated GI articles July 15th, 2022:
2023 Medicare to cover colonoscopy after +ve fecal test | 10 biggest GI deals in Q2
10 biggest gastroenterology deals in Q2 (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The article enlists the 10 biggest gastroenterology deals from the second quarter of 2022.
Medicare to Cover Colonoscopy After Positive Fecal Test (Medscape)
Medicare will cover the full cost of colonoscopy after a positive noninvasive fecal test beginning in 2023, largely in response to a year-long advocacy campaign.
Is private equity healthcare’s bad guy? (Advisory Board)
Advisory Board’s Sarah Hostetter and Vidal Seegobin discuss the good and bad elements of PE and what leaders can do to make it a valuable partner to their practices.
Managing Barrett’s Esophagus with Dysplasia: A Review of the Latest ACG Guideline (GI Insights)
With the release of an updated guideline from the ACG, which of our patients are the right candidates for endoscopic treatment, and when should we be stopping surveillance?
Diagnostic Balloon-Assisted Enteroscopy Beneficial for Suspected Small-Bowel Bleeds (GI & Endoscopy News)
New research has confirmed that balloon-assisted enteroscopy remains an effective diagnostic and therapeutic modality in patients with suspected small-bowel bleeding.
What you need to know about proposed changes to Medicare payment policies (AGA)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the calendar year 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Proposed Rule. Changes will go into effect in January 2023.
How safety-net health systems can advance equity in gastroenterology and hepatology (The Lancet GI & Hepatology)
Despite serving a substantial proportion of the population in the USA, safety-net health systems are often excluded from gastroenterology and hepatology research.
Faecal immunochemical testing (FIT) in patients with signs or symptoms of suspected colorectal cancer (BMJ)
The aim of this guideline was to provide a clear strategy for the use of FIT in the diagnostic pathway of people with signs or symptoms of a suspected diagnosis of CRC.
Embracing the future of AI in GI (Inside Perspectives)
In this podcast, Dr. Sravanthi Parasa discusses the future and best practices to enter AI into physician workflow.
Current issue: The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG)
The July issue highlights new clinical science including a smartphone app that can assess stool form, pediatric IBD, therapy options for Crohn’s disease, a novel endoscopic suturing device, PPI, and more.
Long-term consolidation efforts drive long-term growth (Healio)
James Leavitt, MD, president and chief clinical officer of Gastro Health shares his insights on the consolidation process.
Cold forceps polypectomy faster, no less effective vs. cold snare for ‘diminutive polyps’ (Healio)
Cold forceps polypectomies were effectively non-inferior to cold snare polypectomies for complete resection of nonpedunculated polyps and required less time to perform.
Obesity in GI Care: Evaluating outcomes, adapting treatment plans and the future (Inside Scope)
Dr. Andres Acosta is joined by Dr. Magaña Morton to discuss how to adapt treatment plans when interventions are unsuccessful, the future of obesity care in GI.
Routine colonoscopy cost by state: HOPD vs ASC (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The article highlights costs of routine colonoscopies without abnormal findings in hospital outpatient departments and ASCs in each state.
Study Supports Shorter CRC Screening Intervals After Acute Diverticulitis (GI & Endoscopy News)
After acute diverticulitis, patients have a twofold greater risk for CRC, and there’s an even greater risk in cases of complicated disease.
Then and Now: A ‘lifetime’ of advancement in upper GI tract (MDedge)
Dr. David Katzka reflects on the breathtaking progress in the upper GI tract field since 2007.
10 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Here are 10 physicians to know who specialize in gastroenterology as compiled by Becker’s Healthcare.
Researchers develop an AI system to classify IBD neoplasia lesions accurately (News- Medical)
Combining this AI-based automatic diagnosis of neoplastic lesions with existing endoscopic diagnostic techniques might provide superior diagnostic results in real-time.
OraSure launches gut microbiome profiling product (Lab Pulse)
OraSure Technologies has launched OMR-205, its OMNIgene-GUT DNA and RNA product for gut microbiome research.
Top in GI: Ozempic in NASH-related cirrhosis; infection risk with PPIs (Healio)
The article highlights top GI stories from the International Liver Congress and other important updates in GI.

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4th Global Gastroenterology & Artificial Intelligence Summit (ASGE)

ACG 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting & Postgraduate Course (ACG)

Kallyope, Pioneers in Drug Discovery via the Gut-Brain Axis, Advances Discovery and Development Teams With New Appointments (Business Wire)

For GI Suite, Anesthesia Care Team-Administered Propofol Superior to Nurse-Administered 3-Drug Sedation (GI & Endoscopy News)

Salix Announces 2022 Gastrointestinal Health Scholars Program Winners (Investing News)

ASGE and ABE’s response to Wall Street Journal article on “The Economics of Obesity” (ASGE)

NutriSense Raises $25 Million to Drive Continued Growth (Business Wire)

IBD study hints at cause of postacute COVID (MDedge)

‘Green endoscopy’ – how to reduce waste in the clinical setting (The Medical Independent)

Seed Health Launches Gut-Brain Development Program with Axial Therapeutics To Translate Caltech Research into Probiotic Innovations for Neuropsychiatric Health (PR Newswire)

Exact Sciences Applauds Proposed CMS Change to Colorectal Cancer Screening Policy (PR Newswire)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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