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EPM Update and Legal Questions Addressed

  April 19, 2017

Timothy Kennedy, Attorney and Shareholder in Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C. – Indianapolis Office, correctly predicts that the start date for cardiac-related Episode Payment Models (EPMs) would be changed to January 1, 2018. In this Heart to Heart, he also discusses:

  • What can an organization do to prepare for cardiac-related EPMs?
  • What happens after a physician group receives a gain-sharing payment?
  • Where can people go to keep up-to-date and educated on what’s happening?
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Topic: Compliance and Risk Management
Tagged: Bundled Payments, Medicare Payment Policy
Document Type: Heart to Heart


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Optimizing Clinical Pathways in the Cath Lab – Improving Outcomes, Reducing Costs and Achieving the Quadruple Aim

  May 4, 2017

Speakers:
Dr. Amit Amin, Barnes Jewish Hospital
Host: Ryan Graver, President, MedAxiom Ventures

Clinical and economic literature are showing clear advantages for utilizing trans-radial access in conjunction with Same-Day Discharge (SDD) to achieve optimal patient and cost outcomes for the elective PCI patient.  
 
This webinar will provide a compelling evidence for the trans-radial clinical care pathway.  Dr. Amin will discuss the data that demonstrate recent published evidence, plus his own considerable experience with trans-radial, including cost efficiencies achieved, and the breadth of his case mix.  

If your Cath lab is looking to deliver on the value proposition of the Quadruple Aim, learn how Dr. Amin has not only met, but exceeded expectations utilizing trans-radial and SDD. Gain greater understanding of the clinical and care pathways capable of achieving maximum cost efficiencies, clinical outcomes, and patient and staff satisfaction when managing patients undergoing a PCI.  

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Topic: Healthcare Policy
Tagged: Care Team Development, Cath Lab Management, Clinical Program Development
Document Type: Webcast/Presentations



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QuickTips with Donna Bozga: Cath Lab Same-Day Discharge Program

  April 20, 2017

Donna Bozga, Care Pathway Specialist with Terumo Business Edge shares a few quick tips on Cath Lab Same-Day Discharge.

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Topic: Cardiovascular Service Line
Tagged: Cath Lab Management
Document Type: QuickTips


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QuickTips with Anne Beekman: Opportunities to Improve Capacity

  April 20, 2017

Anne Beekman VP, MedAxiom Consulting, shares a few quick tips on opportunities to improve capacity.

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Topic: Cardiovascular Service Line
Tagged: Cath Lab Management
Document Type: QuickTips


Summary of the American Health Care Act Bill

On May 4th, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House of Representatives (217-213), which now goes to the Senate. Major provisions of the AHCA bill include:

  • Reduce government spending, mostly by cutting subsidies currently included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Reduce the number of people that qualify for Medicaid
  • Repeal the individual and employer mandates requiring health coverage or face a tax penalty
  • Allow states to apply for waivers to change the mandate for covering pre-existing conditions and to change the definition of the essential benefits mandated in insurance coverage
  • Add funding over five years to “high-risk” pools meant to offset the higher insurance costs of covering those with pre-existing conditions
  • Change Medicaid funding to include federal block grants to States
  • Restore Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments in 2018 or 2020, depending if the State expanded Medicaid under the ACA
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Topic: Healthcare Policy
Tagged: American Health Care Act
Document Type: Articles/Whitepapers


MIPS Participation Status Letter

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians need to take part in MIPS, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MIPS is an important part of the new Quality Payment Program.

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Topic: Healthcare Policy
Tagged: Quality Management
Document Type: Articles/Whitepapers


QPP UPDATE: How the Scoring for Various Elements of the MIPS Categories will be Handled

Among the new items recently released from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), there are some details on Advancing Care Information (ACI) that will impact many in the MedAxiom community. 

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Topic: Healthcare Policy
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Document Type: Articles/Whitepapers


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QuickTips - Denise Brown: Patient Transition - Office to Hospital

  April 20, 2017

Denise Brown, Vice President, Business Intelligence Solutions and Senior Consultant, MedAxiom Consulting, shares a few quick tips on how to improve patient transition from the office to the hospital.

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Topic: Patient Care Delivery
Tagged: Patient Satisfaction
Document Type: QuickTips