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Video: Interview with Scott Fraser: “If you are thinking about selling your house, get it in order”  (NextServices)
“Practices that are nimble will come out of this pandemic stronger” + plenty more wisdom from Scott Fraser, founder and managing director of Fraser Healthcare.
CMS Administrator Verma Calls for Permanent Expansion of Telehealth Access after COVID-19. Will States Follow Suit? (Lexology)
Seema Verma expressed support for permanently expanding access to telehealth services after the COVID-19 public health emergency resolves.
Gastroenterology reports 2nd largest revenue, utilization drops of any specialty (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Oral surgeons took the biggest financial hit from COVID-19, followed by gastroenterologists, according to Fair Health’s 2020 “Healthcare Professionals and the Impact of COVID-19” report.
Video: 10 GI Interviews From Disruption To Digitization (NextServices)
These interviews provide insights on a diverse topics – from telemedicine to private equity to digitization. Watch them all now if you missed them before.
New Eosinophilic Esophagitis Guidelines: What You Need to Know (Medscape)
“These guidelines offer a nice summary, even though there’s not a lot of absolute axiomatic recommendations. That means we still have to apply some clinical judgment when it comes to treating patients with EoE.”
New COVID-19 clinical trial will utilize combination of two historically safe drugs (WLBT)
“The nice thing about this is it’s easily available, rapidly scalable,” described Dr. Reed Hogan, a gastroenterologist from Jackson, Mississippi.
Novel antisense drug shows promise in slowing fatty liver disease (Science Daily)
A first-in-class clinical trial suggests a novel treatment measurably slowed progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to its more progressive and deadly form.
AGA and Medtronic partner to create resource for gastroenterologists to reopen practices (PR Newswire)
“We are also looking to the future, identifying ways we can prepare clinicians and practices for what’s next,” said Thomas Serena, chief executive officer of the American Gastroenterological Association.
New joint-society telehealth coding resources (AGA)
AGA, AASLD, ACG and ASGE release coding resources to help members navigate new Medicare coding rules related to telehealth services.
Video: Hartford Healthcare discusses their research on COVID, gastroenterology on care during COVID-19 (NEWS 8)
Expert, Dr. Jeffry Nestler discusses about safety protocols in place in hospital units and ambulatory surgery centers.
Podcast: The Future of Primary Care (Andreessen Horowitz)
We need a new operating system for primary care—one with a different, deeper understanding of the patient, the context of their world around them.
Financial guide to re-open practices and seek loan forgiveness (Healio)
This article outlines a few actions to take and calculations to consider with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
Close, Sell, Consolidate? Tough Prognosis For Some Massachusetts Health Care Providers (WBUR)
“We may end up folding, but right now we’re keeping our head above water,” says Dr. Kate Atkinson.
Starbucks Just Announced a Drastic Change. What Every Company Can Learn From It (Inc.)
The company is making a fundamental change to a strategy it has held to for over a decade. Borrow ideas for your practice.
New Law Gives Paycheck Protection Program Borrowers More Flexibility (ASGE)
Notable changes to the program include extending the covered period for forgiveness from eight weeks to 24 weeks.
Video: GI societies join forces to promote diversity within the field (Healio)
In this video, Bishr Omary, MD, PhD, the president of the AGA and Henry Rutgers professor of biomedical sciences at Rutgers University, discussed the joint statement released by various GI societies.
It’s Time for a New Kind of Electronic Health Record (HBR)
Even though up to 96% of hospitals and 86% of physician offices have adopted them, we still don’t have EHRs that can rise to the information challenges that clinicians face every day, let alone those posed by Covid-19.
Apple And Health: An Upcoming Launch? (Forbes)
Apple will decide to integrate its many initiatives in the field of health into some type of monitoring service. (perspective/opinion)

Headlines for GI
Exponential Tech: DNA testing in cancer screening (Part 2) (NextServices)
How the Pandemic Has Affected Doctors, Nurses Globally: Poll (Medscape)
A case against using the term ‘second wave’ now: 5 takeaways (Becker’s Hospital Review)
COVID-19 Treatment Could Be Authorized by September (Medscape)
AGA does not recommend probiotics for most GI conditions (Healio)
Where the GI platforms stand & more: 8 GI industry key notes (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
COVID-19 Update: Fauci’s Stark Warning, WHO Backtracks (Medscape)
World Gastroenterology Organization, Biocodex Microbiota Institute partner (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
Q&A: Diversity in GI improves patient outcomes (Healio)
AbbVie recommends shareholders reject offer to sell stake to investment group (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)

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