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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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Webinar Recording: APP Series Part 4 – Provider Compensation - Creating Economic Alignment Between Physicians and APPs

  February 20, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern

Speakers: 
Joel Sauer, Vice President, MedAxiom Consulting
Jim Daniels, Attorney

Healthcare organizations are developing advanced care teams as a way to not only improve patient access and service, but also to lower the cost of care. Powerful members of these teams are Advanced Practice Professionals (APPs). However, many physician compensation arrangements institute competitive economics between physicians and APPs, thereby hampering effective utilization of these resources. In this presentation, several models creating economic alignment will be presented, and the pros and cons of each will be discussed. In addition, the legal guardrails around Stark, Fraud & Abuse, Commercial Reasonableness and Anti Kick-Back will be reviewed.

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Topic: Provider Compensation
Tagged: Advanced Practicing Providers (APPs)
Document Type: Webcast/Presentations


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Webinar Recording: APP Coding, Documentation and Compliance

  February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern

Speaker: Nicole Knight, LPN, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-CA, Director – Revenue Cycle Solutions, MedAxiom Consulting

Using non-physician providers (APPs) is an effective way to balance provider workload and improve patient access. However, APPs can put you at risk for noncompliance; every health plan has its own rules regarding NPP billing, and each state has its own laws for APP licensing and scope of practice. Is your organization clear on the requirements for coding, billing, and documenting these services? Are you being reimbursed for services rendered by APPs? When may you bill for APP rendered services? These and other key questions around this issue are addressed in this APP Coding and Compliance webinar.

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Topic: Compliance and Risk Management
Tagged: Advanced Practicing Providers (APPs), Medical Coding, Medicare Payment Policy, Performance Management Reporting
Document Type: Webcast/Presentations,


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Heart to Heart – National Fragmentation within the CV Community - Dr. Farhat Khairallah & Dr. Norman Risinger

  October 13, 2017

As CV subspecialties continue to evolve, with focused training and new fellowship designations, the lines between subspecialties are getting clearer and bolder. About a half dozen CV societies exist to advance the knowledge and training within their specific clinical area. But is this new "accreditation industrial complex" splintering the CV community's influence? Dr. Farhat Khairallah, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Norman Risinger, Physician President at Austin Heart, share their experiences surrounding this topic.

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Topic: Sub-Specialties
Tagged: Care Team Development, Organizational Culture
Document Type: Heart to Heart


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Heart to Heart – Incorporating Data into Your Cultural DNA - Dr. Joon Sup Lee

  October 12, 2017

Addressing one of the top concerns of MedAxiom’s CV leaders, Dr. Joon Sup Lee, Chief of Cardiology and Executive Director of UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI), discusses how they incorporated data into their cultural DNA to help them move efficiently from volume- to value-based medicine. He also explains the advantages of UPMC’s unique structure of being both a provider and a payor, and shares what he sees as the "next frontier" for data analytics.

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Topic: Health Information Technology
Tagged: Benchmarking, Care Team Development, Decision Support Tools, Information Systems, Organizational Culture
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Heart to Heart – The Balance Between Stark Compliance and MACRA: Part 2 - Dr. Mark Townsend & James Daniel

  October 12, 2017

How can CV organizations continue to lead the health care transformation while still adhering to Stark Law? Dr. Mark Townsend, Associate Medical Director of CV Services at Stroobants Heart and Vascular Center, gives advice to MedAxiom members about how they may be able to effect change in Stark Law, and Attorney James Daniel, Director of Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, shares whether he sees any potential for Stark to be overturned in the future.

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Topic: Compliance and Risk Management
Tagged: Legal, Legal Structure, Legislative Affairs (CAA), MACRA
Document Type: Heart to Heart


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Heart to Heart – The Balance Between Stark Compliance and MACRA: Part 1 - Dr. Mark Townsend & James Daniel

  October 12, 2017

Written into MACRA was the recognition that achieving the objectives of the Triple Aim, namely decreasing cost while increasing quality, would require a revision of the traditional interpretation of Stark Law. Dr. Mark Townsend, Associate Medical Director of CV Services at Stroobants Heart and Vascular Center, explains how his organization addresses the fear of Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws. Also, Attorney James Daniel, Director of Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, gives his advice to MedAxiom members as they transition from volume to value, in this new cost-saving environment.

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Topic: Compliance and Risk Management
Tagged: Legal, MACRA
Document Type: Heart to Heart


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Webinar Recording: APP Compensation and Productivity Models

  February 8, 2018

Speakers: 
Ginger Biesbrock, PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC, Vice President, MedAxiom Consulting
Joel Sauer, Vice President, MedAxiom Consulting

Developing a model to monitor APP utilization and productivity is an important aspect of your performance management structure. This webinar will outline RVU and non-RVU options for APP productivity measures. It will also include other operational and clinical metrics to measure non-productivity performance of your care team. We will outline national trends for APP compensation along with several examples moving away from salary only to include productivity, quality and citizenship incentives.

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Topic: Practice Operations
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Document Type: Webcast/Presentations


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Heart to Heart – MACRA/MIPS: What's Happening in 2018 and Beyond - Lannae Ewing & Cathie Biga

  October 13, 2017

Lannae Ewing, Administrative Director of Cardiovascular Surgical Services and Director of Value-Based Care Programs for Lourdes Health System, and Cathie Biga, President and CEO of Cardiovascular Management of Illinois, share tips on the following: Top things for CV organizations to anticipate for 2018; Quality benchmarks for MACRA and MIPS; Top two things practices should embrace for 2018; and Keys to success for 2018.

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Topic: Healthcare Policy
Tagged: Benchmarking, Legislative Affairs (CAA), MACRA, Payment Reform, QRUR
Document Type: Heart to Heart


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Webinar Recording: Best Practice APP Models

  February 1, 2018

Speakers:
Ginger Biesbrock PA-C, MPH, MPAS, AACC – Vice President, MedAxiom Consulting

Advanced Practice Providers are an expensive resource, therefore effective and appropriate utilization is vital. This webinar recording walks through top of license roles and responsibilities in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Included is the exploration of clinical and operational metrics that will help you measure their utilization and outcomes.

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Topic: Patient Care Delivery
Tagged: Advanced Practicing Providers (APPs)
Document Type: Webcast/Presentations