Two senators reach bipartisan deal to save health insurance subsidies

October 17, 2017
Two senators have struck a bipartisan deal to temporarily preserve subsidies for health insurance companies set to be scrapped by President Donald
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VIDEO: ACG plans to continue focus on MOC, MIPS, quality of services

October 17, 2017
ORLANDO — In this exclusive video from the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017, ACG President-Elect Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG,
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Burnout in gastroenterologists more related to work-life balance than employment factors

October 17, 2017
ORLANDO — A survey of more than 700 gastroenterologists revealed that nearly half experienced burnout, and that work-life balance drives it…

California law may minimally impact drug pricing transparency

October 17, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown approved legislation that will require pharmaceutical companies to give the state advanced notice of, as well as justify…
Meeting News

Liver pressure has 'come of age,' aids management of liver disease

October 17, 2017
ORLANDO — Measuring hepatic pressure should be done by gastroenterologists and hepatologists because it can best direct treatment and outcomes…
Blog

BLOG: Gainsharing/co-management is a great opportunity for physicians, hospitals

October 17, 2017
As a physician, you have a unique ability to make the delivery of health care more efficient and save hospitals money, which ultimately has the…
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VIDEO: For physicians, ‘the customer service experience starts at Google’

October 17, 2017
ORLANDO — In this exclusive video from the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017, Kenneth Brown, MD, of Digestive Health Associates…
Meeting News

‘Expanded global vision’ needed to deliver care to limited resource areas

October 17, 2017
ORLANDO — In his address to the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017, World Gastroenterology Organization President David J

PDFF by MRI accurately measures steatosis grade in children

October 17, 2017
Proton density fat fraction, estimated by magnetic resonance imaging, showed high diagnostic accuracy compared with histologic steatosis grade among…
Pharmacology Consult

The changing HCV treatment cascade

Infectious Disease News, October 2017
Jocelyn Mason, PharmD; Kimberly D. Boeser, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, AQ-ID
Management of hepatitis C virus infection has drastically changed over the past 20 years — and even more so in the past 10 years — as a…
In the Journals

Frail elderly patients comprise 44% of potentially preventable Medicare spending

October 17, 2017
High-cost frail elderly individuals accounted for 44% of total potentially preventable Medicare spending, despite only comprising 4% of the Medicare…
Meeting News

ACG elects Irving M. Pike 2017-18 president

October 16, 2017
ORLANDO – American College of Gastroenterology 2017-2018 president Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, officially assumed his position during the World…
FDA News

FDA clears minimally invasive, robotically-assisted surgical device

October 16, 2017
TransEnterix Surgical received FDA clearance for its Senhance System, a new robotically-assisted surgical device, or RASD, designed to facilitate…
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VIDEO: WCOG at ACG 2017 highlights include early-onset colon cancer, smoking and GI disease, burnout

October 16, 2017
ORLANDO — In this exclusive video from the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017, ACG Public Relations Committee Chair Jordan J

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Intercept continue support of NASH study

October 16, 2017
Target PharmaSolutions announced that both Bristol-Myers Squibb and Intercept have extended their strategic partnerships for the ongoing TARGET-NASH…
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ACG President: We are ‘moving the needle’ on MOC

October 16, 2017
ORLANDO — With the inception of a Maintenance of Certification Taskforce upon the start of her term, ACG is ‘moving the needle’ at…

‘Right to Try’: Expanding access for terminally ill patients

October 16, 2017
As the Right to Try Act of 2017 moves from Senate approval to the House floor, the FDA continues to facilitate expanded access to investigational…

Cabozantinib extends OS in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

October 16, 2017
A phase 3 trial designed to compare cabozantinib with placebo for patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma met its primary endpoint of OS…
Meeting News

Personal, organizational strategies maximize wellness, decrease burnout

October 15, 2017
ORLANDO — Physician burnout must be recognized and addressed if it is to be ameliorated or prevented, the ACG president said during her address…
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Physicians must take action to claim, improve their online reputation

October 15, 2017
ORLANDO — With a few simple actions, physicians can reclaim their online reputation and drive practice success, according to an expert…
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