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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.

Banner Health, Atlas Healthcare Partners, Cardiac Solutions align for new cardiovascular ASC

Partner News | Published: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Banner Health and Atlas Healthcare Partners have entered into a partnership with Cardiac Solutions to open a freestanding cardiovascular ambulatory surgery center (ASC).

MedAxiom and HeartFlow Announce Collaboration to Improve Care Delivery for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Partner News | Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

MedAxiom and HeartFlow, Inc., a leader in revolutionizing precision heartcare, announced today a collaboration to improve cardiovascular care for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). 

ScImage Celebrates Cloud Partnership with Digirad Health

Partner News | Published: Friday, April 2, 2021

ScImage, Inc., a leading provider of Enterprise Imaging solutions, celebrates its Cloud partnership with Digirad Health (“Digirad”), a division of Star Equity Holdings (Nasdaq: STRR), after a year of successful deployment of PICOM365 for mobile imaging.

Take Action on the Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act of 2021

News | Published: Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act of 2021 was recently introduced in the House by Reps. Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Adrian Smith (R-NE). This bipartisan legislation would expand patient access to critical cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation services (CR/PR) during a crucial time when treatments for medical conditions have been delayed or avoided during the COVID-19 pandemic. MedAxiom and the ACC have long supported passage of this legislation, which would accelerate and expand the ability of physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) to supervise CR programs under Medicare. The bill expedites the effective date of these changes to Jan. 1, 2022, and allows these practitioners to administer programs in their offices, prepare and sign treatment plans, and prescribe exercise.

MedAxiom Announces Industry Partnership with Hitachi Healthcare Americas

Partner News | Published: Thursday, April 1, 2021

Hitachi Healthcare Americas, focused on delivering innovative technologies that address the cardiology market.

Information Blocking Provisions of 21st Century Cures Act Take Effect Next Week

News | Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Final rules from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) supporting the seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information take effect April 5. Implementation of the rules, which were issued in March 2020, were delayed this past fall due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

MedAxiom Announces Industry Partnership with RecoverRite

Partner News | Published: Monday, March 22, 2021

RecoverRite®, a customizable online patient education platform designed specifically to help heart patients and caregivers to understand their conditions and/or procedures, significantly improving the patient experience while saving providers valuable time. 

MedAxiom, ACC and Novo Nordisk to Advance Care for People with Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease

News | Published: Friday, March 19, 2021

MedAxiom and the ACC, in collaboration with Novo Nordisk A/S, are embarking on a new global program to support improvements in multidisciplinary care for people with Type 2 diabetes. Through the global UNITE (Multidisciplinary Teams In Cardiometabolic Care) program, clinicians across multiple specialties will receive the education and tools needed for an integrated approach to Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease care.

MedAxiom, ACC and Philips Collaborate to Shape the Future of Cardiovascular Care Delivery

Partner News | Published: Thursday, March 11, 2021

The goal of the collaboration is to drive significant performance improvements in integrated cardiovascular care in terms of the patient and care provider experience, clinical outcomes and productivity.