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ASGE Develops First Ergonomics Guideline to Help Reduce Injury Risk in Endoscopy
The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has released the first evidence-based guideline on ergonomics in endoscopy, recommending doctors receive work safety education and use properly positioned equipment to lower their injury risk.
ASGE Unites Nation’s Top CRC Screening Experts to Enhance Care for Underserved
More than 40 of the nation’s leading gastroenterologists and allied health care professionals participated in a summit that the ASGE hosted at its IT&T Center last week as part of the ASGE Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening Project.
GI Multi-Society Statement Regarding GLP-1 Agonists and Endoscopy
AASLD, ACG, AGA, ASGE and NASPGHAN recognize that the new class of medications known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists may be associated with delayed gastric emptying.
Joint Society Statement: ASGE and ACG Support Colorectal Screening at Age 45
Standing with CRC Patient Advocates and GI Community in expressing frustration with ACP Guidance.
Colorectal Cancer Organizations Unite in Screening Age Recommendations
On July 31, 2023, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published updated clinical guidance maintaining 50 as the age when clinicians should start screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) in patients who are asymptomatic and at average risk.
First North American Guideline for Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection
ASGE has developed the first guideline in North America for the procedure endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD).
Joint Society Statement: Disappointing Medicare Cuts Threaten GI Practice
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released proposed payment rules for physician services and facility fees for calendar year 2024.
ASGE Action Leads to New AMA Policy on Use of AI in Reviewing Claims
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates adopted a new policy this week directing the AMA to “advocate for greater regulatory oversight of the use of augmented intelligence for review of patient claims and prior authorization requests.”
UHC Launches Prior Notification Program for Endoscopy Services
UnitedHealthcare launched a “prior notification” process for non-screening endoscopy services. UHC announced its decision to temporarily restructure its prior authorization program into a process that allows physicians to provide data to UHC.
Joint Society Statement: UHC Offers to Trade GI Prior Auth for a Poorly Defined Alternative
After weeks of being questioned by patients and GI providers about a new prior authorization policy planned to go into effect June 1, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) requested a meeting today with the ASGE, as well as, ACG and AGA.