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A shift has occurred in the treatment costs of inflammatory bowel disease and other GI conditions. Historically, the highest costs associated with treatment were related to hospitalizations. Today, much of the cost can be attributed to the increased expense of prescription drugs, said Akbar K. Waljee, MD, one of four speakers to discuss the cost and cost-effectiveness of various GI drugs during an AGA symposium at DDW 2016.
As the millennial generation enters the GI profession, its 20-somethings bring with them a unique set of characteristics that will drive new paradigms in medical training and education, and impact the workplace, according to Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, who participated in an AGA panel discussion about millennial GIs at Digestive Disease Week® 2016.
Top 10 social highlights from Monday’s exciting sessions and events. We’re looking forward to the final day of DDW and the remaining social buzz.
The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a game changer for most GIs. Joel Brill, MD, AGAF, lead physician for the AGA Bundled Payment Project, discussed MACRA and the new era of value and quality measurement during an AGA symposium Monday afternoon.
As a procedure-intensive specialty that addresses a wide range of diseases, gastroenterology provides ample opportunities for physicians to identify where services and procedures can be improved and where new inventions might enhance care. But how do physicians enter the unknown territory of medical innovation?
While the advent of next-generation, high-throughput genetic sequencing is propelling genomic science forward, it has also created ethical and medical challenges for gastroenterologists, according to C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF, one of three medical professionals to discuss these pitfalls during an AGA symposium Sunday afternoon at Digestive Disease Week®.
Highlights from this year’s AGA Technology Summit, which was held March 31 and April 1 in Boston, MA, were reviewed Sunday during a special session at Digestive Disease Week®.