March, April 2015 ASC Review - GI Supplement

March, April 2015 GI Supplement of Becker's ASC Review

March GI Supplement





On the Cover

GI COVER Meeting
The Evolution of Colonoscopy: The Past, Present and Future of GI’s Mainstay Procedure 
As one looks at the next couple of years and thinks about strategy, there are many different thoughts as to what is the right strategy. Click here to continue>>
Preparing for Potential GI Payment Cuts: 3 Quick Tips 
Upper GI/endoscopy procedure codes have already undergone reduction in reimbursement. Click here to Continue >>
GI COVER Updates

19 GI/Endoscopy Company Updates to Know
From FDA approvals and acquisitions to competition and leadership moves, gastroenterology and endoscopy companies have had a busy start to the year. Click here to Continue >> 


Changing Perspectives: One Gastroenterologist’s Switch to a Different Brand of Endoscope
Jose Lantin, MD, is the principal owner of a growing gastroenterology and endoscopy practice in Yonkers, N.Y. Click here to Continue >>

Dr. Adam Mezoff: How to Successfully Juggle Physician Leadership Roles
Every physician is called upon to fill multiple roles, and those roles become only more complex and demanding as a career progresses. Clicke here to Continue >>

Do Patients Consider Quality Metrics When Selecting a Gastroenterologist?
Quality metrics are increasingly used to measure physician quality and impact reimbursement. Click here to Continue >>

Physicians Spotlight

7 Gastroenterologists Leading GI Mega-Practices
Solo practice may no longer be the optimal strategy for physician independence. Click here to Continue >>

GI Physician Leader in the Spotlight: Dr. Lawrence Kosinski
Lawrence Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF, FACG, is an established leader in the gastroenterology field. Click here to Continue >>

23 Gastroenterologists Making Headlines
Here are 23 gastroenterologists who have made the news within the first few months of the year. Click here to
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Valeant to Acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals for $14.5B: 5 Things to Know
After vying with companies such as Shire and Endo International, it has been announced that Valeant Pharmaceuticals will acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals. Click here to Continue >>

Value-Based Modifiers: 33% of Large Physician Groups Face 2015 Penalties
Last Friday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported a third of physician groups with 100 practitioners or more will face penalties under the value-based modifier program in 2015, and the American Medical Association is concerned. Click here to Continue >>

11 of the Most Important Things Physician Owners Need to Know About Their ASC
Physician owners are busy with their clinical practices and other professional and personal responsibilities. Click here to Continue >>

Is Sending Removed Polyps for Pathological Examination Still Necessary? 5 Things to Know
A Mayo Clinic Jacksonville-based study could be the basis of new colonoscopy guideline updates for experienced gastroenterologists, according to a report from The Florida Times-Union. Click here to Continue >>

GI Physicians Looking for New Practice Revenue Avenues: 10 Statistics
Here are 10 statistics on new strategies that gastroenterologists are considering to keep their practices successful, from the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2014. Click here to Continue >>

GI Company & Technology News

4 Thoughts on GI Innovation From Phil Doyle of Olympus
Innovation in medicine is consistently sought, incessantly talked about and essential to driving the field forward. Click here to Continue >>

6 Key Points on How Healthcare Reform Impacts Patient Volume
How did the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act impact physician practices? Click here to Continue >>


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