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FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation for Innovative EndoSound Vision Ultrasound System

PORTLAND—August 31, 2021—Endosound, Inc., an Oregon-based medical device innovator developing technologies that enhance access, reduce cost, and increase the safety of endoscopic ultrasound procedures, announced today that its EndoSound Vision System received a Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   The EndoSound Vision System is an add-on device that consists […]

EndoSound Appoints First Chief Commercial Officer And Completes Successful Series A Financing

 PORTLAND—July 20, 2021— Oregon-based medical device innovator, Endosound, Inc., announced today the addition of Josh Cohn to its executive leadership team as the company’s first Chief Commercial Officer. Additionally, the company announced it successfully raised series A funding as it oversubscribed its intended goal. The new funding will be used to commercialize the EndoSound Vision System. In this […]

Reducing Medicare Costs by Migrating Volume from Hospital Outpatient Departments to Ambulatory Surgery Centers

From Advancing Surgical Care (Download PDF) More than 5,800 Medicare-certified ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) provide outpatient services to Medicare beneficiaries. On average, Medicare pays ASCs one-half of hospital outpatient department (HOPD) rates for the same procedures, meaning that every time a procedure for a Medicare beneficiary is performed in an ASC instead of an HOPD, the […]

Surgeons Migrate to ASCs as Surgeries Move to Ambulatory Settings

From OutpatientSurgery OSD Staff – February 10th, 2021  It’s no secret that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has challenged American health systems in ways that they are not used to being challenged. Many have had to adjust rapidly to best meet the needs of their patient population, while doing what they can to stay afloat financially. Among […]

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 […]