Curated GI articles November 12th, 2021: Gut health startup Viome raises $54M for cancer diagnostics | CMS 2022 rule for CRC

Curated GI articles November 12th, 2021: Gut health startup Viome raises $54M for cancer diagnostics | CMS 2022 rule for CRC

Curated GI articles November 12th, 2021:
Gut health startup Viome raises $54M for cancer diagnostics | CMS 2022 rule for CRC
A closer look at the biggest pay gaps in physician pay (MDLinx)
Gender, specialty, and location are three of the biggest factors influencing how much physicians make—in some cases by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
What Private Equity Firms Do to Hospitals (4sight Health)
PE acquisition leads to a higher probability of adding specific profitable hospital-based services, profitable technologies a recent research has revealed.
Memorial and Ohio Gastro join forces (Memorial Health)
“This partnership brings a new level of GI services to our region, and Memorial is pleased with what that means to patients”- Spence Fisher, Memorial Executive VP.
Gut health startup Viome raises $54M to develop cancer diagnostics and sell microbiome kits (Geek Wire)
The funding will bolster the company’s efforts to develop cancer diagnostics and support its separate consumer product division, said CEO Naveen Jain in an interview with GeekWire.
The Scope with Dr. K: Dr. Scott Ketover, President and CEO of MNGI Digestive Health
Host Dr. Lawrence Kosinski sits down with Dr. Scott Ketover to discuss MNGI’s evolution and ongoing value-based care efforts.
Recapping the 2021 ACG Clinical Guidelines: What’s New in Colorectal Cancer Screening? (Reach MD)
Joining Dr. Peter Buch to discuss the updated recommendations is Dr. Aasma Shaukat, lead author of the 2021 ACG Clinical Guidelines for colorectal cancer screening.
CMS finalizes 2022 rule for colorectal cancer screenings (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
CMS finalized a rule that changes the requirement of coinsurance when practitioners at hospital outpatient departments and ASCs remove polyps during a CRC screening.
Magnetically controlled capsule endoscopy detects GI injury from antiplatelet therapy (Healio)
Magnetically controlled capsule endoscopy identified gastrointestinal injury in  majority patients taking antiplatelet therapies following PCI.
Top 10 from ACG: Clostridioides difficile, CRC screening, health disparities (Healio)
Healio Gastroenterology presents the following report on the top 10 peer-tested stories from the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting 2021.
Challenges and opportunities in the application of artificial intelligence in gastroenterology and hepatology (Physician’s Weekly)
The article explores the advantages and major challenges that restrain the widespread use of AI models.
Clinical Practice Update: Managing pain in gut-brain interaction disorders (MDedge)
The update is aimed at the management of patients in whom pain persists after first-line therapies fail to resolve visceral causes of pain.
Majority of surgeons in new survey warn of longer wait times, care delays if Medicare cuts go through (Fierce Healthcare)
The survey results of 2,227 members from the American College of Surgeons found 57% of respondents believe the cuts would lead to longer wait times, while 56% believe the cuts could contribute to a delay in care.
Ombre raises $3M seed round for at-home microbiome tests (MobiHealth News)
The round was led by PivotNorth Capital with participation from Trail Mix Ventures, Shanda Group, Unilever Ventures, Social Starts’ fund Joyance Partners and Unpopular Ventures.
4 gastroenterology exec moves (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
From the American College of Gastroenterology to Medtronic,  four leadership appointments from gastroenterology companies since Oct. 1.
Podcast- Listen In: GI Endoscopy (ASGE)
Jonathan Buscaglia, MD, FASGE hosts guest experts to discuss GI conditions encountered in daily practice. Sachin Wani, MD joins him tackling Barrett’s Esophagus.
Genetic Research Reveals New Clues for the Shared Origins of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Mental Health Disorders (SciTech Daily)
An international study of more than 50,000  highlights the close relationship between brain and gut health and paves the way for development of new treatments.
Diet, Sulfur-Metabolizing Gut Microbes, and Risk of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer (AGA)
These findings might help explain the recent and troubling increase in the incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in persons younger than 50 years.
10 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Here are 10 physicians who specialize in gastroenterology as compiled by Becker’s Healthcare.

More Hot headlines in GI
Podcast: Sam Holliday (CEO of Oshi Health): “My goal would be to cover all 50 states by the end of 2022.” 

Finch Therapeutics Announces Transition of Chief Medical Officer (Yahoo Finance)

Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer on the Rise in Whites, Stable in Blacks
(MedPage Today)

VIDEO: Survey reveals need for increased dialogue, awareness surrounding GI conditions (Healio)

Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising in People Aged 50 to 54 Years (Medscape)

Second Genome Presents Preclinical Data Highlighting Potential Therapeutic Implications of Altered Gut Microbiome and Metabolites in Autism Spectrum Disorder Model and Parkinson’s Disease (PR Newswire)

Gastro Health wins award for best doctor directory (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

VIDEO: Scrubs and Heels event aims to empower its ‘tribe’ of women in GI (Healio)

2022 Gastroenterology Reimbursement and Coding Update (ASGE)

Third doses of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in immunosuppressed patients with inflammatory bowel disease (The Lancent GI & Hepatology)

Blue Cross NC teams with Teladoc for expanded telehealth services (Fierce Healthcare)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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