M. Brian Fennerty, MD, is the editor of Journal Watch Gastroenterology and Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Gastroenterology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.
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Archive for January, 2009
M. Brian Fennerty • January 23rd, 2009
Ambulatory endoscopy centers (AECs) have proven so successful in providing convenient, efficient, low-cost, high-quality endoscopy services to outpatients that they are now ubiquitous around the country. Given this success, you might assume that payers would steer business their way. However, that’s not the case with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In fact, [...]
Journal Watch Editors • January 16th, 2009
I love being a gastroenterologist, but I hate being on call. If I could avoid “call,” I probably would never even contemplate retiring. Alas, call may be about to get worse for gastroenterologists, especially in light of new evidence that could curtail the common use of PPIs to prevent GI bleeding in patients taking clopidogrel [...]