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Experts Recommend Lowering the Colorectal Cancer Screening Age The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends lowering the age to start colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings from 50 to 45. USPSTF’s new recommendations are open for public comment until November 23, 2020. “New science about colorectal cancer in younger people has enabled us to expand our…
Navigating the New Normal for GI Clinicians COVID-19 has reshaped the landscape of elective gastroenterology (GI) procedures. Mounting backlogs, reduced revenues and limited clinical staff have created open-ended uncertainty. So, how can you navigate these difficult times while efficiently resuming elective GI procedures? In less than 15 minutes you can learn key answers to these…
ASC backlogs for critical elective procedures such as colonoscopies in the gastroenterology (GI) space are expanding daily, nationwide. Experts explain there are proactive recovery plans ASCs can create now for when elective procedures can continue.
Gastroenterologists may already be on the frontlines in the war against coronavirus. Becker’s ASC Review (GI & Endoscopy) recently warned of gastrointestinal (GI) coronavirus symptoms.
120 rural hospitals nationwide closed from 2010 through January 1, 2020. The CCRH called this situation the “the rural hospital closure crisis.” Here are key reasons why facilities that provide life-saving healthcare in rural and remote parts of the country are shutting down.
Many physicians believe dictation and transcription is the quickest way to document procedures and get back to patient care. Which is true, until it’s not.
Many gastroenterology (GI) physicians report to MIPS for quality reporting. Read why CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) dropped the measure.
Hospitals and ASCs across the nation are implementing clinical documentation improvement programs. Discover six key steps to achieving a successful CDI program.
Facilities that report to the GIQuIC registry can monitor and report on GI procedure quality benchmarks, as well as measure successful outcomes against competitors.
Automated calculation and reporting exist to track and improve ADRs across facilities, and to keep physicians engaged with the success of their procedures.