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Where CMS policies are hurting gastroenterologists the most (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
From declining Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements to complex CPT code requirements, five specialists discuss the policies that are hitting them the hardest.
The AGA Shark Tank winner is.. (AGA)
The article highlights the AGA Shark Tank winner and other updates from the 2021 Virtual AGA Tech Summit.
Liquid biopsy developer Freenome aims to take on the big beasts (Evaluate Vantage)
Forthcoming data in CRC screening could put the company’s liquid biopsy on the market – but it looks like Guardant might get there first.
Janssen launches ‘UnstoppaBOLD’ campaign to help empower IBD patients (Healio)
The campaign aims to inspire patients to focus on what is important to them in life, rather than their disease.
Minimally Invasive Emergent Colorectal Surgery Tied to Better Outcomes (MedPage Today)
A retrospective study found benefits persisted with age, despite infrequent use of the approach.
Obesity in GI Care: How I embraced it and why you should too (Inside Scope)
Drs. Andres Acosta and Octavia Pickett-Blakely are joined by Dr. Naresh Gunaratnam to discuss the benefits of weight management and related aspects.
Gastroenterologists can do better at managing Antithrombotics (Medscape)
David A. Johnson, MD, professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk shares his insights.
AU Health, first in the state to offer AI-aided colonoscopy (News Channel 6)
AU Health is the first in the state to offer the technology that gives doctors a ” second set of eyes” and helps to pinpoint polyps.
Cost-effectiveness of AI for screening colonoscopy: a modelling study (The Lancet)
The study investigates the incremental effect of the implementation of AI detection tools in screening colonoscopy on CRC incidence and mortality.
Physicians’ biggest opportunities for growth (Becker’s ASC Review)
Healthcare leaders share their opinions about distinct opportunities for physicians to prosper in the next five years.
‘Significant’ Racial Disparities in Care Quality for GI Cancers (Medscape)
Researchers have identified notable racial disparities in the quality of surgical care that patients with gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancers receive.
Removing barriers to high-value IBD care (AGA)
GIs note a negative impact on patients’ access to care caused by restrictive payor policies and offer opportunities for improvement.
GIs Collaborate With Pharmacists on IBD Biologics Program (GI & Endoscopy News)
The collaboration established a standardized protocol for use of biologics in IBD and has changed routine practice in a multicenter system.
5 GI power players (Becker’s GI & Endoscopy)
The article enlists five power players making waves in gastroenterology.
FDA Pushes for Switch to ‘Innovative’ Duodenoscope Designs to Enhance Patient Safety (Single- Use Endoscopy)
Disposable designs may reduce between-patient duodenoscope contamination by half or more as compared to reusable, or fixed endcaps.
Enhancing the standard of care in Gastroenterology: AI Applications (Iterative Scopes)
The past decade has seen an increased focus on AI in gastroenterology, which highlights the recent advancements in core technology paving the way for disruption.
United Digestive Announces Dr. Neal C. Patel as President (PR Newswire)
United Digestive, a leading physician practice management company focused on gastroenterology, today announced Neal C. Patel, MD as its President.
Endoscopic Stricturotomy Offers Alternative To Balloon Dilation for Some IBD Patients
(GI & Endoscopy News)
ESt was successful in treating 90% of strictures in IBD patients, although roughly half of the patients required a repeat intervention.

More Hot headlines in GI
SARS-CoV-2 vaccine produces strong antibody response in IBD patients (Healio)
Sulfur microbial diet linked to precursor of early- onset CRC (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Fecal Immunochemical Tests Decrease Incidence of Colorectal Cancer and Mortality (GI Advisor)
Short-Term IBD Outcomes Not Worsened By Pandemic-Era Endoscopy Delays (GI & Endoscopy News)
Top in GI: Highlights from the Scrubs & Heels Summit (Healio)
The Gastroenterologist’s Guide to Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities (Medscape)
Alcohol-associated liver disease mortality on rise, surged during pandemic (Healio)
IBD: Patients struggle with presenteeism, mental health (MDedge)
Iterative Scopes Welcomes Two New Members of Senior Leadership Team as it Continues its Rapid Growth (BioSpace)
Finding the Alerts ‘Sweet Spot’ To Optimize Benefits to GI Care (GI & Endoscopy News)

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Interviews with GI Leaders  (NextServices)