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ScImage Announces Cloud Install at Cardiology Consultants of Spartanburg

Partner News | Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

ScImage, Inc., a leading provider of Cloud-centric enterprise imaging and reporting solutions, announces its partnership with Cardiology Consultants, PA of Spartanburg, SC (CCPA), a Cardiology group consisting

CMS Releases Proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and OPPS Rules

News | Published: Monday, July 19, 2021

In mid-July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released 2022 proposed rules for the Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System. Highlights of note for cardiology are detailed below. MedAxiom and ACC staff are reviewing the proposed rules to identify additional topics of interest to members and will submit written comments at the end of the summer. 

The 9 Lives of PAD Reimbursement in the OBL

Partner News | Published: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Marc Toth can be contacted at The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) in early July and there were major cuts

MedAxiom Announces Industry Partnership with Vector Remote Care

Partner News | Published: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Vector provides the expert, timely cardiac insights that clinics need to deliver the highest level of care.

The Impact of Patient Education and Satisfaction on Outcomes

Partner News | Published: Monday, July 12, 2021

With the move toward quality-based care as a means of defining success and reimbursement, cardiovascular conditions have come under intense scrutiny. It is in the interest of patients and healthcare systems alike to deliver effective patient education to improve patient satisfaction. According to an online article in Nursing2021, “Someday reimbursement to healthcare facilities may include providing proof of properly educating patients. So, providers need to perfect the delivery of patient education in order to increase patient satisfaction, patient care, and hospital reimbursements.” It’s time to evaluate the efficacy of these programs and create a new standard in patient education. 

Supreme Court Declines to Review Site-Neutral Payment Policy

News | Published: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and other hospital groups challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' site-neutral payment policy for hospital outpatient visits. The decision allows the continuation of Medicare payment cuts to off-campus hospital-based clinics.

Hitachi Healthcare Americas Becomes FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation

Partner News | Published: Friday, July 2, 2021

Following the transfer of Hitachi Ltd.’s diagnostic imaging business to Fujifilm Corporation earlier as announced on March 31, 2021 Hitachi Healthcare Americas Corporation will officially take the new

Philips Integrated Cardiovascular Solutions Helps CV Programs Deliver Consistent, High Quality, Cost-Effective Care

Partner News | Published: Thursday, June 24, 2021

As the pandemic recedes and more patients seek care, health systems will face more complex patient pathology due to the delayed procedures as well as mounting deficits that will accelerate the need to reduce costs and shift to value-based care.

ScImage Celebrates Cloud Partnership with National Cardiovascular Management, Inc.

Partner News | Published: Monday, June 21, 2021

ScImage, Inc., a leading provider of Cloud-centric enterprise imaging and reporting solutions, celebrates its partnership with National Cardiovascular Management (“NCM”), a national consulting and management company that partners with entrepreneurial physicians to design and develop state-of-the-art outpatient cath lab facilities with the highest quality equipment and technology. 

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services: Office of Inspector General Audit Report

News | Published: Friday, May 28, 2021

Recently the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released the report of an audit focused on cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). The audit was performed on claims from the third highest paid provider in the country in combined Medicare claims for both outpatient CR and PR.