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Where the Money Is: New Cardiac Interventions Today Article

Is your heart program leaving money on the table? Improve the financial health of your heart program by focusing on these six areas as outlined in a new Cardiac Interventions Today article by Larry Sobal.

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Topic: Cardiovascular Service Line
Tagged: Advanced Practicing Providers (APPs), CHF Clinics, Cath Lab Management
Document Type: Articles/Whitepapers,


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ASE/MedAxiom Echo Benchmarking Survey Report

ASE and MedAxiom worked together to conduct the most comprehensive study ever done on echocardiography labs. This landmark survey is intended to help members navigate the ever changing healthcare environment. It identifies changes in echo practice, advances in patient care, and will benefit research and practice management initiatives. Individual practices can compare themselves to other programs across the country and identify gaps to improve patient care.

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Topic: Cardiovascular Service Line
Tagged: Benchmarking, Benchmarking, Operations Reporting, Operations Reporting, Operations and Performance Management, Performance Management Reporting
Document Type: Surveys and Reports,


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CV Transforum Spring'17: What’s Your Ambulatory Strategy? - A Panel Discussion

  April 19, 2017

With increasing payment regulations and continued focus on costs and quality, recent years have seen a rapid increase in select outpatient medical services—including diagnostic and interventional procedures—being performed in various outpatient settings. Complex procedures are increasingly possible in outpatient facilities due to new medical technologies, minimally invasive procedural techniques, new anesthesia and pain control techniques, all of which have been shown to significantly reduce costs, prevent complications and allow patients to return home more quickly. This panel discussion will explore multiple perspectives and approaches to ambulatory care in 2017, including free standing cath labs and hospital based ambulatory strategies utilizing same day discharge programs, to optimize care delivery.

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Topic: Cardiovascular Service Line
Tagged: Ambulatory Practice Specialty Clinics, Ambulatory Practice Staffing Plans
Document Type: Webcast/Presentations


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CV Transforum Spring'17 Breakout: Optimizing Performance of the Service Line - A Panel Discussion

  April 19, 2017

Hear real-life success stories from both integrated and private groups as this panel discusses: • Governance and leadership is the foundation of a functional service line. We will review of sample structures and details on what works and what doesn’t. • Economic alignment is critical in order to thrive in a value economy. Choosing how and what to incent beyond simple production is also key. Learn what pitfalls to avoid and how the process of achieving alignment can happen. • With the advent of bundled payments and accountability far outside the hospital walls, physicians and administrators are responsible for areas beyond their direct control. Hear how the service line model is well-positioned in this new environment.

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Topic: Cardiovascular Service Line
Tagged: Bundled payments, Cardiac bundles, Care Team Development, Continuous Process Improvement, Governance Structure, Hospital-Physician Alignment, Leadership, Operations and Performance Management, Organizational Culture, Performance Management Reporting, Physician-Administrative Dyad Team, Strategic Planning
Document Type: Webcast/Presentations


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CV Transforum Spring'17 Breakout: Quality Initiatives for the CVSL - Szatkowski & Vandeventer

  April 20, 2017

Every program has room for improvement in quality. The key is finding areas that have a true impact for the patient and the organization. This panel includes programs that have initiated quality improvement activities in their CVSL and they will share what they learned along the way. Part of the discussion will cover how some organizations participate in expensive registries, but don’t fully leverage these valuable tools. We will hear how others are taking advantage of the trove of quality contained within to create successful quality initiatives.

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Topic: Cardiovascular Service Line
Tagged: Quality Management
Document Type: Webcast/Presentations


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CV Transforum Spring'17 Breakout: I Wasn’t Selected for the Medicare EPM Program - Now What? - Nair & Werner

  April 20, 2017

EPMs have become a central focus of the national discourse on cardiovascular care. While many organizations were not in selected MSAs, the preparations and shift from volume-based to value-based health care is continuing to move forward in many different forms. All payers are increasingly basing reimbursements on the quality of care provided, not just the number and type of procedures; this session will focus on innovative approaches to redesigning care to achieve long-range success.

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Topic: Cardiovascular Service Line
Tagged: Bundled payments, EPMs, Medicare Payment Policy
Document Type: Webcast/Presentations


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Cardiovascular Surgery Series Part II – Vascular Surgery CPT Coding

  September 21, 2017

Speaker:
Joline Bruder, CPC, CCVTC, CGSC, Revenue Cycle Solutions Consultant, MedAxiom Consulting

In this is the second of a three-part webinar series on Cardiovascular Surgery Coding. Part 2 is an intermediate level and consist of Vascular Surgery Coding challenges. In this presentation we'll cover proper CPT coding and modifier usage as well National Correct Coding Initiatives. The following procedures will be included:

  • EVAR
  • TEVAR
  • FEVAR
  • Open Thoracic and Abdominal Aneurysm Procedures
  • Carotid Surgeries
  • Peripheral Bypass Procedures
  • Thrombectomies
  • Embolization
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Topic: Cardiovascular Service Line
Tagged: CV Surgery, Medical Coding, Vascular Surgery
Document Type: Webcast/Presentations


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Cardiovascular Surgery Series Part I – Cardiac Surgery Coding

  August 8, 2017

Speaker:
Joline Bruder, CPC, CCVTC, CGSC, Revenue Cycle Solutions Consultant, MedAxiom Consulting

This recording is the first of a three-part webinar series on Cardiovascular Surgery Coding. It consists of Adult Cardiac Surgery coding challenges. This presentation covers proper coding and modifier usage, Medicare guidelines on surgery coding, and National Correct Coding Initiatives.

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Topic: Cardiovascular Service Line
Tagged: CV Surgery, Medical Coding
Document Type: Webcast/Presentations


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CAA Update: A Conversation with Pat Holloway and Cathie Biga

  August 10, 2017

Speakers:
Cathie Biga, CAA Past President and President & CEO, Cardiovascular Management of Illinois
Patrick Holloway, CAA President and COO, Oklahoma Heart Hospital Physicians

Panelists:
Marshall Brachman, Lobbyist, Cardiology Advocacy Alliance
Mark Domyahn, MBA, Pursuance Consulting

Host:
Pat White, President, MedAxiom

Watch this webinar recording to learn the details of the recently released PFS and OPPS proposed rules. CAA President, Pat Holloway, and CAA Past President, Cathie Biga, lead this timely and important conversation. Our panel of experts includes Marshall Brachman, Lobbyist for CAA, and Mark Domyahn of Pursuance Consulting.

 

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Topic: Cardiovascular Service Line
Tagged: Governmental Incentive Programs, HOPPS, RVU and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
Document Type: Webcast/Presentations


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Strategies To Increase Cardiac Rehab Participation In EPMs

  July 18, 2017

Speakers:
Robert DeBusk, MD, FACC Emeritus, Stanford University School of Medicine
Maryann Classick-Wallace, RN, BSN, Director of Non Invasive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehab, Lourdes Health System
Nancy Houston Miller, RN, Chief Clinical Officer, Moving Analytics
Arash Harzand, MD, MBA, Clinical Research Fellow, Emory University

Cardiac rehabilitation is a proven intervention to improve patient outcomes, reduce readmissions and engage patients post discharge. Despite its well-documented benefits, less than 20% of patients participate in rehab programs. As health care rapidly adopts value-based reimbursement models, novel approaches are needed to increase cardiac rehab participation. This webinar highlights evidence for the importance of cardiac rehab and explores proven strategies, tools and new technologies for expanding the impact of cardiac rehab to increase patient engagement and adherence, including home-based and hybrid models. It will also cover the business case for cardiac rehab within the 90-day cardiac bundle.

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Topic: Cardiovascular Service Line
Tagged: Cardiac Rehab, Clinical Program Development, MACRA, Process Redesign, Process Redesign/Performance Improvement Teams, Program Development, Provider Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning
Document Type: Webcast/Presentations