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Population Health: Turning In-Basket Into ROI

Historically, cardiovascular professionals have focused on improving survival in patients already diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. With disease rates increasing across the country and costs spiraling beyond sustainability, there is a need to shift from treatment to prevention and other non-volume strategies. At CV Transforum Spring ’22, Joel Sauer, MBA and experts from Providence Heart Institute discussed unique ways healthcare organizations are thinking about value and population health. Watch the recording.

Practice Management and Service Lines

Hospital CEO Turnover Rate Remained Steady in 2021

(HealthLeaders Media) - Among the states with the highest turnover rate were Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Florida, and Arizona.

Cardiologist Network Thrives With Unified View of Patient Data

(HealthLeaders Media) - A Texas cardiology practice is seeing success with analytics software that unifies clinical and claims data.

Salary or productivity? Surgeon pay by compensation method

(Becker’s Hospital Review) - Surgeons across the country have varying pay depending on their compensation method and their practice's ownership, according to a May 2022 MGMA report.

Health systems mostly attacked for financial reasons, report finds

(Becker’s Hospital Review) - The top motivation of healthcare cyberattacks was financial, comprising 95 percent of hacking incidents, according to a May 24 Verizon data breach report.

Medtech companies keep supply, staffing challenges in check even as recession risks loom, analysts say

(Healthcare Dive) - Companies are coping with factors such as supply disruptions, staffing shortages, inflation and foreign-exchange hurdles, according to analysts at William Blair.

Legislation and Revenue Cycle

Healthcare spending could drop $11.4B next year if ACA premium subsidies expire, research finds

(Healthcare Dive) - The looming coverage cliff would also hit providers financially, according to a new report. President Joe Biden has pushed Congress to extend the more generous financial aid provided by the American Rescue Plan.

HHS withdraws controversial Trump-era sunset rule that required review of all regulations

(Fierce Healthcare) - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has withdrawn a controversial Trump-era rule that would have required the agency to do a massive review of its existing regulations.

CMS Proposal to Suppress Hospital Safety Data Angers Advocates

(MedPage Today) -- Agency says COVID disruptions, staff shortages hamper ability to fairly score poor performers

Key Senate panel wants to axe in-person requirement for virtual mental health services

(STAT News) - A bipartisan group of senators working on mental health policy have proposed axing a requirement that would have restricted seniors’ access to services via telehealth, they announced Thursday.

Employers are not accommodating people disabled by long COVID, activists tell House panel

(The Hill) - Some people disabled by long COVID-19 are struggling in the workplace, with employers refusing to make accommodations for the new condition, disability activists told a House committee on Tuesday.


Primary PCI in nonagenarians lowers death risk after STEMI hospitalization

(Healio) - Primary PCI during an index hospitalization for STEMI in nonagenarians is associated with higher risk for 30‐day readmission but significantly lower mortality rates during the index hospitalization and readmission vs. no PCI, data show.

PCI safe in patients with cancer, thrombocytopenia; use is increasing

(Healio) - Researchers observed that PCI in patients with cancer is safe, regardless of cancer type or concomitant thrombocytopenia, and its use increased over time.

FH Patients Face Unchanging Acute MI Risks Plus Very Late Diagnoses

(TCTMD) - At EAS, one study highlighted the higher relative ASCVD risks for FH patients, while another showed varied care in Europe.

Elevated Risks From Lp(a) Can Be Offset by Lower Lifetime LDL Cholesterol

(TCTMD) - To get this benefit, people with high Lp(a) need to maintain LDL-cholesterol levels 20 mg/dL lower than if they had normal Lp(a).

Can TTR Predict Better Outcomes in Renal Denervation Patients?

(Medscape) - Two new denervation analyses suggest a link between outcomes and longer time in target range for blood pressure and say it's time to bring the metric into hypertension care.

Even With High Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's, Lifestyle Factors Matter

(MedPage Today) -- Midlife scores on Life's Simple 7 tied to dementia incidence across a range of genetic profiles

Other Health Industry News

‘Almost Like Malpractice’: To Shed Bias, Doctors Get Schooled to Look Beyond Obesity

(Kaiser Health News) - Research has long shown that doctors are less likely to respect patients who are overweight or obese — terms that now apply to nearly three-quarters of adults in the U.S. The Association of American Medical Colleges plans to roll out new diversity, equity, and inclusion standards aimed at teaching doctors, among other things, how to treat patients who are overweight with respect.

Genetics, willpower and exercise: Top 10 obesity myths

(Healio) - Myths can be major barriers for people with obesity to access treatment, and educating patients to overcome them is critical.

CHIME, WEDI Launch Patient Education Campaign on Health Data Sharing

(Patient Engagement HIT) - The initiative will include a 5-step checklist to increase patient education about health data sharing, helping patients protect their health information while using third-party apps.

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