Colonoscopy backlogs could take “years to recover from,” according to the CFO of Minneapolis-based MNGI Digestive Health.
Here are three GI leaders on some of the biggest issues in the industry:
1. Colonoscopy backlogs
David Silvernale. CFO of MNGI Digestive Health (Minneapolis): The deferment of elective procedures such as screening colonoscopy that occurred during COVID-19 has created a backlog of procedures that could take years to recover from. This, combined with the lowering of the CRC screening age and attention to site-of-service to lower the total cost of care, has created confidence for the organization to continue to grow through additional physicians and the ASC space for them to work. In addition, as we design new facilities we are paying strong attention to the learnings of infection control, air quality and patient flow that will become part of the new normal post-COVID-19.