- Curated COVID-19 GI Resources May 27th, 2020: 16 hot headlines for GI this week
Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2020 (Medscape)
Practices report 55% decrease in revenue and 60% decrease in patient volume during COVID. Remote patient engagement increased by 225%.
An interview with Robert K. Cleary, MD, FACS, FASCRS (American College of Surgeons)
Gastroenterologist Dr. Clearly offers an emotional account of his battle with COVID as a patient. A must watch.
Medicare and Commercial Insurances Telemedicine Billing Policies (NextServices)
Commercial insurances may have different rules than Medicare. Here’s an lookup excellent resource to get paid correctly.
PE will return. The question is, ‘When?’ — Edgemont’s Luke Mitchell explores post-COVID-19 market (Becker’s ASC)
“Seller valuation expectations do not just adjust overnight, and somebody who thought they were sitting on a $100 million business three months ago isn’t going to sell their business for half of that.”
How COVID-19 Has Impacted Top Clinical Service Lines at Hospitals (RevCycle Intelligence)
COVID-19 continues to damage inpatient and outpatient volumes, with certain clinical service lines being hit harder than others. GI saw a drop of 10%.
COVID-19 possibly delayed 28M elective procedures (Becker’s ASC)
The COVID-19 pandemic could’ve canceled or delayed around 28.4 million elective procedures during its peak 12-week disruption.
Changes in GI Bleeding Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic (NEJM Journal Watch)
Patients are likely trying to avoid going to the hospital to prevent exposure and are thus presenting at later stages.
How Private Equity Is Ruining American Health Care (Bloomberg)
To make PE right for GI, it’s important to understand how it’s gone bad in other specialties. This is a severely critical article on private equity in healthcare.
COVID-19 in New York: Experiences of a Gastroenterologist (AIG Hospitals)
Watch Dr. Amrita Sethi, Director of Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy Services, Columbia University Medical Center New York, moderated by Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy, Chairman & Chief of Gastroenterology, AIG Hospitals.
Q&A: Addressing the explosive growth of telehealth use amid COVID-19 (Healio)
Dr. Kvedar: health system used telehealth for office visits less than 2,000 times in February 2020. Two months later, monthly telehealth office visits approached a quarter million.
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