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10 Big Challenges for ASCs

One year ago, many ASCs were closed or at limited case volume to divert resources to hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.A year later, the pandemic has had some silver lining in driving more cases outpatient, but there are several challenges ahead. ASC owners and operators will have to navigate their organizations through a new healthcare ecosystem […]

Six AI updates in GI for 2021

Artificial intelligence has a growing presence in gastroenterology. From colonoscopy procedures to imaging techniques, here is a link to six AI updates in GI so far in 2021: Original article From Becker’s ASC AI in GI: 6 updates in 2021 Patsy Newitt – Monday, April 19th, 2021   Artificial intelligence has a growing presence in gastroenterology. From […]

CMS Will Eliminate Inpatient-Only Procedure List by 2024

This year, ASCs can perform and be paid for hundreds of additional procedures. JOINT SUPPLEMENT CMS will now pay for total hip replacements performed at ASCs. CMS’s Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center final rule, which took effect on January 1, further blurs the lines between inpatient and outpatient surgical care, as well […]

December 4, 2020 — EndoSound Completes Successful Animal Study

EndoSound’s endoscopic ultrasound device  underwent  a  successful evaluation in a live animal (pig) lab.  The evaluator was Dr. Carlos Robles-Mendanda, an internationally known expert in the field and key opinion leader to major endoscope and equipment manufacturers.   He used the device without preparation or instruction.  The results of the two hour evaluation included: The images were judged […]

EndoSound Incorporates as a Delaware C Corporation

On June 1, 2020 — EndoSound incorporates as a Delaware C Corporation Founded by gastroenterologist Stephen Steinberg, M.D., and bioengineer Scott Corbett, EndoSound is developing affordable, safer Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) systems for diagnosing and treating pancreatic cancer and other diseases of the digestive tract. EUS combines endoscopy (a visual modality using video imaging) and ultrasound to […]