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Sep13

Is PET Imaging in Your Future?

Posted by: Pat White, MPH on Thursday, September 13, 2018 | Comments (0)
If we donít participate in lowering the cost, CMS and commercial payors will simply continue to reduce reimbursement.

Pat White is impressed with the evolution of PET imaging. He looks at why so few cardiovascular groups use PET and offers reasons why they should reconsider.


Jul19

And the survey says?????

Posted by: Pat White on Thursday, July 19, 2018 | Comments (0)

Knowing that the RUC survey process is broken, Pat White suggests some ways it might be fixed.


May24

Take Your Seat at the Table!

Posted by: Pat White on Thursday, May 24, 2018 | Comments (0)

CAA board members recently traveled to Washington, DC to bring our message to Congress. They were very effective in outlining examples of how administrative burden has eroded the physician/patient relationship, decreased access to care, decreased physician satisfaction, added administrative cost, etc.


Sep10

Cardiology practices continue to try and do more with fewer resources

Posted by: Pat White on Monday, September 10, 2012 | Comments (0)
According to data provided to MedAxiom, practices reported an average of 5.8 full-time employees, the lowest level recorded in the last decade. Integrated groups registered a significant drop, from 5.99 to 5.29 full-time equivalents (FTEs); many have reduced staffing because they have turned over non-invasive diagnostic testing to the healthcare organizations with whom they have affiliated. Privately held practices actually edged upward, once again hitting six FTEs per practice. Mid-level ...

Aug01

Strategic Planning: It starts with preparation and the proper environment

Posted by: Pat White on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | Comments (0)
We all know the importance of strategic planning. You have heard this quote or one similar many times: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” -- Lewis Carroll Setting the StageWe all want to arrive at the right place but getting there requires setting the stage properly first. And that means managing expectations, providing materials for review in advance, selecting the appropriate setting, and organizing the process. If you prepare ...