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Pushing For Change - July 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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bursed as long as they're not within 72 hours of scheduled proce- dures." Cancer doesn't wait There's no one-size-fits-all approach to ramping up your colonoscopy service line in the era of COVID-19. "A small endoscopy center in a rural county is not the same as an urban center in the middle of a bustling metropolis," says Dr. Al-Haddad. While there's no doubt a very compelling business reason to get your colonoscopy service line back to pre-pandemic levels, there's an even more powerful patient-driven reason to make sure people don't forego critical care that can still be done safely. "We don't call colono- scopies elective procedures, we call them life-saving procedures," says Dr. Kim. "If patients have colon polyps and we get them out, we've saved their life." OSM 8 4 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U L Y 2 0 2 0

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