Curated GI articles November 4th, 2022: 2023 Medicare fees – Mixed news for GI | At-home gut test for babies raises $4.5M | FDA okays implant for GERD

Curated GI articles November 4th, 2022: 2023 Medicare fees – Mixed news for GI | At-home gut test for babies raises $4.5M | FDA okays implant for GERD

Curated GI articles November 4th, 2022:
2023 Medicare fees – Mixed news for GI | At-home gut test for babies raises $4.5M | FDA okays implant for GERD
SF Interview- Dr. Michael Owens: “What would I do with my time if I’m not doing as many colonoscopies?” (NextServices)
In this episode, Praveen Suthrum interviews Dr. Michael Owens (Physician & Co-founder, Pearl Health Partners). Find out what led Dr. Owens to leave a large GI group to start up a multi-specialty GI group and more in the latest interview.
2023 Medicare Payment Policies Are Mixed News for GI (Joint statement by ACG, AGA, ASGE)
The 2023 Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor — which calculates how much a physician is reimbursed by Medicare for services — changed to $33.06, a $1.55 decrease from 2022 at $34.61.
The evolution of gastroenterologist pay (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastroenterologist compensation has increased by $111,000 on average since 2012. It took a dive between 2019 and 2020, but has continued to rise since.
The Different Facets of GI Leadership with Amy Oxentenko, MD (Healio)
In this podcast episode, Amy Oxentenko, MD, discusses the importance of adapting in her leadership roles and shares her thoughts on creating transparent, inclusive spaces in practice, and more.
Innovation in GI: What’s the next big thing? (MDedge)
Innovation is driving major advances in endoscopy and attracting many to Gastroenterology. In this issue of Perspectives, two experts present their thoughts on current hot topics in GI.
Tiny Health, an at-home gut test for babies and moms, raises $4.5M (Vator News)
Tiny Health works by sending customers a non-invasive, at-home test kit with simple instructions for a stool sample. The test takes no more than five minutes.
‘Every day there is a new player in the ASC space’: 5 leaders weigh in on private equity (Becker’s ASC)
Neal Kaushal, MD (Chief of Gastroenterology and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Adventist Health) and four leaders joined Becker’s to discuss private equity’s influence in the ASC industry.
Exact Sciences Announces Third Quarter 2022 Results (PR Newswire)
The molecular diagnostics company posted revenue of $523.1 million and a loss of $148.8 million in its third quarter.
Considerations for physician practice mergers (Physicians Practice)
The decision to buy, sell, or merge a medical practice is more complicated than ever, and determining a medical practice’s worth is just one element crucial to this process.
13 Highlights From the American College of Gastroenterology’s 2022 Meeting (Medscape)
David Johnson, MD (professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia Medical School) on the most provocative highlights from ACG 2022.
How this Georgia doctor is helping IBD patients outside the office (11 Alive)
Dr. Aja McCutchen created a create a “whole patient approach” support group to educated underrepresented communities when it comes to IBD diagnoses. Dr. McCutchen discussed the importance of paying attention to diversity and inclusion in GI on The Scope Forward show.
FDA backs EndoStim’s neurostimulation implant for GERD control (Healio)
The device is implanted laparoscopically and designed to provide long-term reflux control via automatically delivered mild electrical signals to the lower esophageal sphincter throughout the day.
Adventist Health Sonora launches fundraising efforts for new $14 million digestive health center
(The Union Democrat)
The fundraising aims to expand the ability to provide gastroenterology services, including colon cancer screenings and treatments.
Legal and Malpractice Risks When Taking Call (Medscape)
Physicians who violate the bylaws may have their privileges restricted or removed. They could also be sued for malpractice, even if they never treated the patient.
The GastroIntestinal Research Foundation Launches New Multi-Million Dollar Funding Initiative Aimed at Curing Cancers of the Digestive System (Globe Newswire)
Despite its prevalence, colon cancer research is grossly underfunded. CA CURE will quickly put vital research dollars in the hands of leading scientists.
Improving Bowel Preparation For Inpatient Colonoscopy: A Proactive Approach (GI & Endoscopy News)
Achieving adequate bowel preparation is challenging but critical to achieve a good-quality colonoscopy. Inadequate bowel prep is responsible for up to one-third of all incomplete colonoscopies.
Comparison of focal cryoballoon ablation with 10- and 8-second doses for treatment of Barrett’s esophagus–related neoplasia: results from a prospective European multicenter study (with video) (GIE)
The current study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of a single FCBA treatment session with 10 seconds versus 8 seconds.
Distal cap-assisted endoscopic mucosal resection safe, effective for fibrotic polyps (Healio)
Distal cap-assisted endoscopic mucosal resection is safe and effective for managing non-lifting and fibrotic colorectal polyps, according to a multicenter study.

More Hot headlines in GI

How to Infuse Joy in Your Practice: Our Journey to Sustainable Well-Being (American Journal of Gastroenterology)

First-Degree Relatives Of Patients With NAFLD At Risk Of Developing Liver Disease (Medical Dialogues)

Omnivision and AdaptivEndo partner on hybrid and single-use endoscopes (Medtech News)

COVID Infection Disrupts the Gut’s Microbiome (WebMD)

Heather Armstrong on How Some Dietary Fibers Worsen IBD (Medpage Today)

Alimentiv, Summit Clinical Research Announce Collaboration to drive Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Clinical Trials (PR Newswire)

Acute Massive Gastrointestinal Bleeding Caused by Ascaris lumbricoides Infection: A Case Report (Cureus)

Gut Microbiome Studied for Effect On Weight Loss After Physical Activity (GI & Endoscopy News)

Mauna Kea Technologies Announces Success of Clinical Trial on Prediction of Remission in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and its Publication in Gastroenterology (Business Wire)

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty For Weight Loss Impressive in Trial (GI & Endoscopy News)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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