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CMS Shares Proposed ASC, HOPD Payment Rule

On August 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed policies that are consistent with the directives in President Donald Trump’s Executive Order “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors,” that aims to increase choice,...

Baylor College of Medicine Enrolling Patients in Study to train AI in assisting breast cancer surgery

The vast majority of breast cancer patients will undergo surgery as part of their treatment, and most of those patients will choose a lumpectomy to remove the tumor and conserve the breast. A surgical oncologist at Baylor College of Medicine is enrolling patients in a...

Ethicon Powered Staplers Associated with Lower Rate of Bleeding Complications During Sleeve Gastrectomy

Ethicon’s ECHELON Powered Stapler with Gripping Surface Technology (GST) reloads was associated with a lower rate of bleeding-related complications than Medtronic’s Signia Stapling System with Tri-Staple among patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for...

ECRI Helps Reduce Costs Amid Pandemic

ECRI recently released an enhanced value analysis workflow solution that drives team transparency, clinical engagement and improves efficiency of the medical product decision-making process. ECRI’s Value Analysis Workflow empowers supply chain leaders, value analysis...

CapsoVision Inc. CapsoCam Plus Capsule Endoscopy

The device is the size of a large vitamin capsule and holds four cameras and LED lights that capture images as the pill progresses through the GI tract. Similar devices on the market have a single forward-facing camera that sometimes misses pathology. The CapsoCam Plus cameras, which look sideways, get a very up-close and detailed view of the interior of the intestines. And, unlike other devices, this one is wireless and can be used on patients with pacemakers. A convenient CapsoCloud service allows the physician to review the video and create report from anywhere.

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