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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.


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.