Curated GI articles November 18th, 2021: FDA approves Pillcam for at-home screening | Gastro Health does a deal | Praise and peril of physician fee schedule


Curated GI articles November 18th, 2021: FDA approves Pillcam for at-home screening | Gastro Health does a deal | Praise and peril of physician fee schedule

Curated GI articles November 18th, 2021:
FDA approves Pillcam for at-home screening | Gastro Health does a deal | Praise and peril of physician fee schedule
Geneoscopy Closes $105M in Financing to Advance its Noninvasive Multifactor RNA Screening Test for CRC Prevention (PR Newswire)
Geneoscopy’s proprietary method analyzes RNA extracted from patient stool samples  to accurately detect precancerous lesions.
Gastro Health signs partnership with Digestive Care Center in North Miami (Gastro Health)
The latest acquisition is part of a continued national growth and expansion period in the single-specialty gastroenterology sector over the last three years.
Physician Entrepreneurship in GI with Joe Rubinsztain, MD (Healio)
A podcast hosted by Sameer K. Berry, MD, and William D. Chey, MD, exploring the impact of health policy, technology, practice management and research on the field of GI.
Gastroenterology’s most controversial issues (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
PE and AI are two of the most controversial issues in gastroenterology, according to five gastroenterologists who spoke to Becker’s ASC Review.
2022 Physician Fee Schedule prompts praise, but also fear of ‘financial peril’ (Healio)
The CMS final rule regarding physician payment, clinical labor prices, critical care services and telehealth services for fiscal year 2022 has drawn mixed reactions from medical groups.
New colorectal cancer screening recommendations released (AGA)
The United States Multi-Society Task Force (MSTF) on colorectal cancer  (CRC)  has released updated screening recommendations, endorsing 45 as the age to start average-risk CRC screening.
Clues to Gastrointestinal Disease Treatments Found in Gut Microbiome (Clinical OMICs)
Using a mouse model, the researchers’ new findings improved the understanding of the underlying mechanisms that help regulate the enteric nervous system (ENS).
Experiences of minoritized, marginalized physicians in U.S. during COVID-19 (AMA)
Given the differential experiences of minoritized and marginalized physicians, an intentional and targeted centering of equity in all efforts is crucial.
Medtronic nets FDA capsule camera clearance for at-home gastrointestinal screenings (Fierce Biotech)
The PillCam Smart Bowel 3 takes between 2 to 6 pictures per second resulting in about 50,000 images that can be parsed for the signs of Crohn’s disease.
Private equity-acquired hospitals focus on increasing provision of technology-intensive, profitable services (Medical Xpress)
Research from Duke University and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy indicates privately-acquired hospitals are more likely to offer services that maximize profit.
The Future is Open Data: What Healthcare Can Learn From Finance (Healthcare IT Today)
A goal of digital transformation in healthcare via open data should be to close this gap by continually reducing barriers to care, and increasing access to resources.
Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer: Why Is This Happening? (Medscape)
Experts discuss experiences treating young patients diagnosed with CRC and explore what we know and don’t know about the rising rates of colon and rectal cancers in this population.
Regulation of Artificial Intelligence-Based Applications in Gastroenterology (The American Journal of GI)
The article summarizes current concepts of the regulatory framework for medical software-assisted devices.
No FIT: Colon cancer screening FIT doesn’t belong in emergency and inpatient settings  (EurekAlert)
Researchers concluded that FIT should only be used for its validated indication of CRC screening and not for evaluation of GI bleeding, abdominal pain or iron deficiency anemia.
New review guides first and second line therapy choices for moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease (The Limbic)
A new meta-analysis has given fresh insights into the optimal sequence of first- and second-line therapies in moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease, gastroenterologists say.
Study Finds Bidirectional Association Between Celiac Disease and IBD (Cleveland Clinic)
A new study led by Cleveland Clinic investigators is the first to suggest a bidirectional link and to reveal the impact of IBD treatment on celiac disease.
Phone App Might Ease Use of FODMAP Diets (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
A smartphone app might be the key to making the low-FODMAP diet viable for control of irritable bowel syndrome both more accessible and realistic for patients.
Top 20 states for gastroenterologists (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The 2021 ranking took into account median salary, cost of living and the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ location quotient.

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Understanding Postinfection Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News)

Olympus announces first results of its AI-based pathology diagnostic tool for gastric cancer (News Medical)

ASGE Virtual Event: Looking at GI Practice Management Differently (ASGE)

Gastroenterologists Report Challenges Treating Eosinophilic Esophagitis as New Therapies Inch Closer to FDA Approval (PR Newswire)

Olympus Launches Venture Capital Fund to Strengthen Medtech Leadership (Olympus)

Podcast: How technology will impact health care over the next decade (Advisory Board)

New Research on Healthcare Disparities in GI Procedures and Guidance on Pediatric Endoscopy (Newswise)

Patient Risk, Not Disease Duration, Key to Timing Biologics in IBD (Medscape)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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