Today's Top 20 Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Stories
  • One GI adds senior vice president of payer strategy

    Nashville, Tenn.-based gastroenterology management services company One GI has appointed Sean Mercado as its senior vice president of payer strategy. 
  • Digestive Health Physicians Association weighs in on United's new 'advanced notification' process

    In June, UnitedHealthcare attempted to clarify its new advanced notification process, which went into effect on June 1, in the wake of confusion among physicians and industry groups. 
  • GI Research Foundation awards $18.5M in grant funds

    The GI Research Foundation's CA CURE campaign, which funds medical research efforts, had its largest grantmaking year in its 60-year history, awarding $18.5 million in grants in the fiscal year ending on June 30. 
  • Independence Health System recognized by ASGE for endoscopy services

    Greensburg, Pa.-based Independence Health System has earned recognition from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for its endoscopy units at Mount Pleasant, Pa.-based Frick Hospital, Latrobe (Pa.) hospital and Greensburg, Pa.-based Westmoreland Hospital and its Laurel Surgical Center in Greensburg and North Huntingdon, Pa.-based Norwin Surgical Center, according to a June 26 report from the Latrobe Bulletin. 
  • Johns Hopkins' 1st pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Alan Lake, dies at 76

    Alan Lake, MD, the first board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital, has died at 76, according to a June 23 report from The Baltimore Sun.
  • UnitedHealthcare clarifies process for new 'advanced notification' process

    UnitedHealthcare hasposted new guidance to its website clarifying its advanced notification process, which it originally announced June 1 in place of a planned prior authorization program. 
  • AI helps GI detect 13% more polyps

    Northwestern Medicine physicians who used artificial intelligence to perform colonoscopies saw a 13 percent increase in colorectal polyps detection and removal, according to research posted May 10 from the Evanston, Ill.-based health system.
  • Medtronic to discontinue GI SmartPill after 17 years

    Medtronic plans to discontinue its SmartPill, a wireless ingestible capsule that monitors pH, transit time and temperature in the digestive tract, following 17 years on the market, according to a June 22 report from Medscape.
  • The 25 best hospitals for pediatric gastroenterology in 2023, 2024

    Boston Children's Hospital has been named the top hospital for pediatric gastroenterology in 2023 and 2024 by U.S. News and World Report. 
  • Digestive Health Center joins GI Alliance's network

    Ocean Springs, Miss.-based Digestive Health Center has joined GI Alliance.
  • ADH: Pioneering Digital Transformation for Gastroenterology

    Allied Digestive Health (ADH), a leading gastroenterology organization backed by private equity (Assured Healthcare Partners), is committed to creating a differentiated value for its patients and physicians through digital health platforms that directly impact care delivery and operations.
  • 5 numbers troubling gastroenterologists

    Here are five numbers that may be troubling gastroenterologists.
  • The top 100 hospitals for GI care in 2023, per Healthgrades

    Healthgrades has named the top 100 hospitals for gastrointestinal care in 2023, recognizing facilities with superior patient outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, upper gastrointestinal surgery, treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds and pancreatitis. 
  • 10 GI groups growing in 2023

    Here are 10 gastroenterology groups who have grown their footprint so far in 2023:
  • The 10 most, least expensive New York hospitals to get a colonoscopy

    Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y., is the most expensive hospital to undergo a colonoscopy in the state, while Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y., is the least expensive, according to information from data analytics company Hospital Pricing Specialists.
  • 13 statistics on the gastroenterology industry

    Here are 13 statistics on gastroenterologists' compensation, wealth and more. 
  • ACG and AGA invest in Oshi Health hybrid digestive healthcare model

    Oshi Health received strategic investments from the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association GI Opportunity Fund. 
  • 2 gastroenterology industry leaders on the move

    Here are two gastroenterology leadership moves Becker's has reported on since June 6:
  • UC San Diego taps chief of GI, hepatology

    The University of California San Diego School of Medicine has named Rohit Loomba, MD, its chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, effective June 1. 
  • US Digestive Health adds 4 new providers

    Exton, Pa.-based U.S. Digestive Health has added four new medical providers to its growing team, including two physicians and two advanced practice providers. 

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