Curated GI articles November 5th, 2021: CMS cements physician cuts | United Digestive expands | Liquid biopsy detects 96% of early stage CRC

Curated GI articles November 5th, 2021: CMS cements physician cuts | United Digestive expands | Liquid biopsy detects 96% of early stage CRC

Curated GI articles November 5th, 2021:
CMS cements physician cuts | United Digestive expands | Liquid biopsy detects 96% of early stage CRC
United Digestive Partners with DeKalb Gastroenterology Associates (PR Newswire)
Founded in 1976, DeKalb Gastroenterology Associates operates two clinics and an endoscopy center in Decatur and Lithonia, Ga., with 11 providers.
Investing in healthcare private equity in a post-pandemic world (Insurance Investor)
Cameron Black, Chief Investment Officer at BCBS Arizona, shares how the firm is thinking about healthcare investment in the wake of Covid-19 and where the greatest opportunities lie.
CMS cements cuts to physician fees; AMA warns of ‘financial peril’ (Becker’s ASC Review)
CMS on Nov. 2 posted its 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule, which includes updates on policy changes for Medicare payments and other Medicare Part B issues.
Exact Sciences announces third quarter 2021 results (PR Newswire)
Exact Sciences announced that the company generated revenue of $456.4 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to $408.4 million for the same period of 2020.
Guardant’s liquid biopsy detects 96% of early-stage colorectal cancer cases with a single blood draw (Fierce Biotech)
The Lunar-2 blood test is designed to catch CRC in its earliest stages in patients with an average risk of developing the disease, including in those with asymptomatic cases.
Use of a novel helical tack system for the management of challenging upper gastrointestinal defects (Video GIE)
The helical tack system is a new device that may be useful for the closure of challenging upper GI defects. Additional studies are needed to understand the pros and cons of this system.
Guidelines, insurance companies sending more colonoscopy screenings to ASCs (Becker’s ASC Review)
Providers for the procedure experienced huge overnight growth in their patient populations since the recommended age for colorectal screening was lowered from age 50 to 45.
Finding Biomarkers in IBD (HCP Live)
Patients with the absence of urgency had significantly greater reductions in levels of inflammatory biomarkers C-reactive protein and fecal calprotectin in a cohort of patients treated with mirikizumab.
Is telemedicine in GI here to stay? (MDedge)
Dr. Hernaez and Dr. Vaughn discuss the pros and cons of telemedicine in GI.
Is it the new office visit? Or simply just good enough for when we really need it?
Americans Lack General Understanding Around Signs Of Serious GI Conditions, Including Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (PR Newswire)
New AGA survey findings confirm many with gastrointestinal symptoms are suffering in silence, underscoring need for Exposing EPI Campaign
11 Studies to Know From ACG 2021 (Medscape)
Dr David Johnson, professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia reviews 3500 abstracts, plenaries presented at ACG 2021.
Video: Understanding the Evolving Role of Biosimilars in GI (Reach MD)
Biosimilars are making an impact in the GI field. Dr. Jennifer Caudle and Dr. Stephen Hanauer discuss the evolving role of biosimilars in anti-inflammatory care for GI patients.
Podcast- The Scope: Dr. Brian Dooreck on Diagnosing CRC (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Brian Dooreck, MD, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., explains why gastroenterologists can do a better job of communicating with their patients about a new diagnosis of CRC.
In Long COVID, GI and Mental Health Symptoms ‘Go Hand in Hand’ (MedPage Today)
More severe post-COVID gastrointestinal symptoms also increased the risk for anxiety and sadness.
How to raise the interest for Neurogastroenterology among young gastroenterologists? (Wiley Online Library)
It is imperative to improve interest in order to advance the field further and meet patients’ needs for optimal clinical management.
Artificial Intelligence Applied to Gastrointestinal Diagnostics: A Review (JPGN)
The review provides a broad overview of AI and examples of its possible applications in pediatric gastroenterology.
Black Box Warnings — Legal Risks That Many Physicians Never See Coming (Medscape)
The assessment of risk is complicated when there is a black box warning that describes potentially serious and life-threatening adverse reactions associated with a drug.
#GICommunity Webinar: 2021 Year in Review + 2022 Outlook Functional GI Trends 
(Commonwealth Diagnostics International)
In the upcoming webinar, GI experts will examine the latest clinical information on topics impacting the diagnosis and treatment of patients with functional GI disorders.

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New colonoscopy technology uses artificial intelligence to identify polyps (9 News)

New Florida ASC adds gastrointestinal service line (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

Amazon’s Big Bet On Healthcare Should Not Be Underestimated (Seeking Alpha)

Vaccine Hesitancy Among Patients With IBD (HCP Live)

These 6 Factors Might Lead To Leaky Gut, Says A Gastroenterologist (MBG Health)

AI Generates an Accurate Technique For Detection of Cirrhosis
(Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)

AGA recommends change in testing protocol for cirrhosis patients (EurekAlert)

Electronic noses that can sniff out disease (The Irish News)

Fully automated duodenoscope cleaning bests manual cleaning in reducing contaminants (Healio)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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