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Video: Interview with Dr. Leavitt (Gastro Health): “I’d love this disruptive thing to spur innovation” (NextServices)
Watch this insightful interview with Dr. James Leavitt the President and Chief Clinical Officer of Gastro Health, a PE-backed platform based in Florida.
Blood Test Detects Colon Cancer in Single-Center Study (Medscape)
CellMax already is seeking to position its test as a more convenient alternative to colonoscopy. Cologuard has a competitor.
65% of endoscopy practices performed less than 10% of endoscopy volume during COVID-19, survey says (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Twenty-five percent of centers said they operated at 25 percent of normal endoscopy volume.
US Digestive Health makes first post formation partnership (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
US Digestive has a portfolio with 20 locations, eight ASCs, 72 clinicians, 30 advanced practice providers and more than 500 total employees.
12 Highlights You Should Know From DDW 2020 (Medscape)
12 interesting highlights from DDW 2020. “Even though the meeting was virtual, the science is anything but,” says David A. Johnson, MD.
Private practice to private equity-backed MSO – perspectives from the United Digestive team – Part 1 (GI & Hepatology News)
“The collaboration between clinical and business leadership has been tremendous through this evolving and challenging period.”
Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality? (McKinsey & Company)
Actions taken by healthcare leaders today will determine if the full potential of telehealth is realized after the crisis.
Specialists expand hours, services to recoup COVID-19 losses; 75% expect 2nd wave (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Gastroenterologists reported a 93 percent decrease in volumes compared to normal.
Covid-19 is battering independent physician practices. They need help now (STAT News)
More than half of physicians work in practices with 10 or fewer physicians. And those small practices are suffering.
COVID-19 Impact on the TARGET-IBD Study (HCPLive)
The real-world implications of COVID-19 on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients will be part of an ongoing, expansive, registry-based cohort study.
What do we know about the relationship between our gut microbiota and COVID-19 (Gut Microbiota for Health)
A healthy gut microbiome might help prevent pro-inflammatory immune reactions in the lungs and other vital organs infected by COVID-19.
Half of Gastroenterologists Feel Fairly Compensated (Medscape)
Just more than half of all gastroenterologists (52%) reported they feel fairly compensated in the Medscape GI Compensation Report 2020.
Healthcare Private Equity and COVID-19: Five Key Trends and Considerations in Acquisitions (JDSUPRA)
Five key COVID-19-related trends and considerations regarding the acquisition or sale of healthcare businesses.
Greater recurrence of CRC in late-onset vs early onset IBD (Healio)
These findings suggest a difference in colorectal cancer pathophysiology by age, according to the researchers.
The ‘new normal’ for ASCs: 16 admins on how the pandemic will change the field forever  (Becker’s ASC Review)
It looks like slower schedules, decrease in productivity, and increase in PPE!
How COVID-19 has affected gastroenterology practices (MDLinx)
Two-thirds of physicians surveyed reported that their patient visits dropped by 50% or more in their practices.

Headlines for GI
Medicare and Commercial Insurances Telemedicine Billing Policies (NextServices)
Safety Measures, Reassuring Patients Key for Infusion Centers During COVID-19 Pandemic (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Can private-equity firms turn a crisis into an opportunity? (The Economist)
What’s next for healthcare in light of COVID-19 (Rock Health)
COVID-19: Where Doctors in Emotional Distress Can Get Help (Medscape)
We Have To Learn The Lessons Of The Pandemic And Take Healthcare Into The Digital Age (Forbes)
Working life has entered a new era (The Economist)stocks are surging because ‘suddenly now we’re in the future’ (CNBC)
Fewer people ‘very concerned’ about going to hospital, physician office (Becker’s Hospital Review)
Financial Implications of COVID-19 for U.S. Physicians (Medpage Today)
Three Areas Of Tech For Investors To Watch As Pandemic Reshapes Healthcare (Forbes)
Michigan practices sue state over nonessential surgery ban (Becker’s ASC Review)

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