Medaxiom Blog

A curated feed of cardiovascular articles and posts

Stay up-to-date on the latest opinions, trends, and issues in cardiovascular healthcare with MedAxiom’s weekly blog posts.  New posts every Thursday.


Where Will CMMI Go From Here? CMS Wants Your Input

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments

What hasn’t gotten much press lately is something all physician and hospital leaders should pay close attention to; there are comments coming from the White House hinting that changes to CMMI may be in the works. In Larry’s opinion, changing the CMMI has the potential to be as interesting, far-reaching and polarizing as the ACA repeal and replace political stalemate, if not for the American population then for health care industry professionals.

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The Opportunity Costs of Poor Organizational Focus?The Worst Cost of All

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments

Lack of prioritization has tremendous implications for your organization, namely that you may be unintentionally making it an unhealthy organization, either culturally, financially or both. If you are going to make a real attempt to set priorities, pay careful attention to the opportunity costs of what you won’t be able to do. They may outweigh any benefits of the priority you are trying to accomplish. It could be that the opportunity cost of what you are not getting done outweighs what you are getting done.

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How Many #1 Priorities Do You Have?

Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments

When it comes to strategic planning, there will always be more good ideas than there is the capacity to execute them. In order to achieve something you have never achieved before, you must do things you have never done before. This requires a combination of disciplined focus, behavioral change and utilizing different leadership approaches. Larry offers a variety of proven prioritization tips to help health care organizations actually accomplish measureable and meaningful change.

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You ain?t getting paid for that admitted PCI overnight stay!

Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments

Larry tries to figure out why so many heart programs have not adopted a formalized same-day discharge (SDD) program for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, despite documented efficacy, safety, cost savings and patient satisfaction.

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EPM & BPCI Updates: What You Need to Know Now

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 | Joel Sauer, Dave Terry | 0 Comments

As you are probably well aware, CMS recently proposed to cancel the mandatory EPM program and reduce the size of the CJR program. At the same time, CMS has indicated they will be replacing EPM and CJR with new voluntary bundle payment initiatives that will allow hospitals, specialists and post-acute providers to serve as Episode Initiators. Contrary to some in the industry, we view these as positive developments and wanted to share with you a few quick thoughts about them.

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An International Health Model History Lesson

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Larry Sobal | 0 Comments

As we continue to explore and discuss different health care model options, Larry offers a brief history lesson on models used around the world.

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