Curated GI articles September 24th, 2021: 10% physician pay cut by CMS looms large


Curated GI articles September 24th, 2021: 10% physician pay cut by CMS looms large

Curated GI articles September 24th, 2021:
10% physician pay cut by CMS looms large
Video: Private equity, consolidation in GI ‘is here’, make the right move (Healio)
In this exclusive video, Ira Flax, MD, PA, MACG, private practitioner in Texas, discusses private equity in gastroenterology.
5 forces changing the game in GI (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
There are multiple disruptors in the gastroenterology field today. Here are five game-changers in GI, according to gastroenterologists.
GI societies push CMS for payment rules favorable for practices (AGA)
AGA, ACG, and ASGE submitted comments on proposed 2022 Medicare payments to physicians, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and hospital outpatient departments to the CMS.
First-of-its-kind study: Use of computer-assisted colonoscopies reduces the rate of missed lesions (Medical Xpress)
Researchers reported a relative reduction of the miss rate by nearly a third when computer-aided detection was used in conjunction with standard-of-care colonoscopy.
Understanding the evolving role of biosimilars in GI (Reach MD)
Biosimilars are making an impact in the GI field. Listen to Dr. Jennifer Caudle and Dr. Stephen Hanauer discuss the evolving role of biosimilars in anti-inflammatory care for GI patients.
Gastroenterology & Artificial Intelligence: Global Summit on 25th September, 2021 (ASGE)
This year’s Summit will showcase how to get started with AI in GI and endoscopy, challenges facing AI in GI, and AI and clinical applications.
Keep your private practice thriving during difficult times (Physician’s Weekly)
Despite a challenging and rapidly changing healthcare market during the past year, some private practices are on the path to recovery thanks to the implementation of best practices.
Iterative Scopes and Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation announce partnership to advance AI-driven IBD therapeutic tools (Business Wire)
The partnership gives Iterative Scopes rights to access IBD Plexus® for the purpose of delivering AI-driven endoscopic solutions.
Studies explore financial, environmental costs of new Duodenoscopes (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
New single-use duodenoscopes could have higher financial and environmental costs than the reusable standbys at high-volume endoscopy centers.
10% physician pay cut by CMS looms large (Becker’s ASC Review)
The 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule includes a large pay cut for physicians to meet the budget neutrality requirements.
Clinicians See Barriers to Colonoscopy Completion After Abnormal Fecal Test (Medscape)
Many patients who receive abnormal fecal immunochemical test results may face a variety of barriers to colonoscopy completion, including cognitive and social factors, a recent study suggests.
SAT a promising and novel treatment for IBS with Rectal Hypersensitivity: Study (Medical Dialogues)
A study in the journal Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology has suggested sensory adaptation training (SAT) to be a promising novel treatment for IBS with predominant constipation (IBS-C)
Rethinking Referrals: Insights from Providers (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
The monograph sheds light on referral challenges and areas of improvement and provides recommendations for improving the referral process.
Are Mergers and Acquisitions the cure for shrinking hospital margins? (Health Leaders)
According to a recent Ernst & Young survey, 34% of healthcare executives say they plan to pursue M&A through next year.
15 million people may lose Medicaid coverage when public health emergency ends (Healio)
9 million adults and 6 million children are at risk, according to the analysis published by the Urban Institute with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Gut bacteria might be an indicator of colon cancer risk (Medical Xpress)
A study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe reported that the increased presence of certain bacteria in a gut biome indicates a greater likelihood that colon polyps will become cancerous.
Medicaid expansion improved early diagnosis of colon cancer (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
The adoption of Medicaid expansion led to earlier diagnoses of colon cancer for Medicaid patients, lessening one key cancer disparity between insured and uninsured Americans
3 government trends keeping ASC leaders up at night (Becker’s ASC Review)
Eleven ASC leaders spoke with Becker’s ASC Review on the regulations, executive actions and upcoming legislation they’re most concerned with.
Fully automated capsule endoscopy feasible for gastric exams (MedPage Today)
Minimally invasive, magnetically controlled capsule comparable to conventional endoscopy, a study in The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology has shown.
10 gastroenterologists to know (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
A list of influencers in gastroenterology compiled by Becker’s GI & Endoscopy.

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Walgreens Boots alliance invests $970B in shields to ‘Further expand Its health care reach in communities’ (Home Health Care News)

136 Digital Health companies were acquired in the first half of 2021
(Mercom Capital Group)

Investors see promise in digital health — the challenge is adoption (MedCity News)

Common factors within the gut associated with depression & bipolar disorder (Reach MD)

How hospitals can get ahead of the coming CMS price transparency enforcement wave (DOTmed)

AHA pens oppositions to 2022 physician fee schedule proposed rule (Rev Cycle Intelligence)

Many top health systems still behind on digital patient access, report finds
(Fierce Healthcare)

Study finds more later-stage CRC diagnoses during pandemic
(MedPage Today)

Videos: Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)

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